Thursday, 12 April 2012

Siblings Together

Yet again I'm starting a blog post with the phrase "It's been a long time since my last post". Never mind it's a free country. I have a couple of small finishes to show but they can wait until another day.

Over the last week I've become inspired by a flickr group called "Siblings Together". A group of quilters are making quilts to give to siblings seperated by the care system who are to attend a summer camp.

If you would like to know more this is the website for the charity and this is the starter post by Lynne of Lily's Quilts who put out the call for quilts.

Some of us are making quilts and some people who may not have the fabric or time to make a whole quilt are making blocks which will be sent to one person who will put the quilt together. I've set myself the task of making a girl's quilt from some ballet fabric I've had for ages and a boy's quilt from truck fabric.

I was concerned that there may be a lack of quilts for older boys (the age range is 7-17) and I have limited fabrics to make a whole quilt so I decided to volunteer to make a quilt from donated blocks. I thought simple 9 patch blocks would be quick and easy and I'm using muted blues, browns, greens and greys. Here is the flickr thread with more details.
 I have had some wonderful volunteers who have already made or are going to make blocks and a hugely generous member of the group has volunteered to supply the backing and wadding and quilt it, she's going to bind it too. How brilliant is that?
Talking of generous the wonderful Katy of I'm a Ginger Monkey fame has donated loads of fabric and she is sending me some fabric for the quilt.

If anyone fancys joining us and making some blocks, that would fantastic as I need about 42 for the quilt, leave a comment and I'll let you know the details.
Here is an example block.

 Sorry about the photo, it's taken with my phone in poor light.

Bye for now, Maria x


Rachel said...

I'd be happy to make a few blocks for you, Maria.
R xx

Amanda Mc said...

I would love to send a few blocks. I would be shipping from Canada but in a flat mailer it would nto cost too much.

It would be perfect, my sister asked me to donate something handmade to somehwere as her birthday gift. Her son will be the recipient of the quilt you commented on on my blog. She would be very touched as her son has been separted from his little brother.

I have a lot of boy fabric (having boys and all) let me know the specs and I'll get started!