Sunday, 22 June 2014

Many hands ...

... make light work of turning a huge pile of scraps

The leftovers of my Moda Potluck bundle from the Siblings Together Quilting Bee 2013

All fo these, plus some extras from mine and Karen's stashes too

and a couple of yards of Kona Snow into 48 granny square quilt blocks.

Yep, 48. With the addition of sashing, that's enough for 2 quilts. Thank you all so much Leeds Modern Quilt Guild!

I have lots more yardage of Kona Snow from Simply Solids for sashing and kindly donated backings on the way from Lisa and Hannah and I'm going to whip these up into 2 quilts for Siblings Together.

Siblings Together

Siblings Together is a UK based charity which promotes positive contact between siblings separated by the care system. They may be separated foster care, residential care or adoption. The charity hosts yearly summer camps to reunite the children and all who attend are given a quilt to take away, filled with precious love and memories. I have heard that the numbers of donated quilts have dropped off slightly this year, so it is super important to keep talking about this and urging everyone to get involved. You can donate a quilt, some blocks, a single block or even just some fabric. More information in the Flickr group or please feel free to leave me a comment if you have any questions or want to offer any help. This is an ongoing concern for me. Our Siblings Together Quilting Bee is starting its second year and Leeds MQG will definitely be putting this back on their agenda for next year.

I am going to *try* to get these two done by the deadline of the Fat Quarterly Retreat in July. After all, as Justine said yesterday, I don't work and I only have 2 kids. Ummm, that's an oxymoron, right?! The baby seems to have taken against naps and sleep in general (still up and playing at 9.20pm here ...) so I may be putting out a call for help in a couple of weeks! But I've felt in a bit of a slump sewing wise lately and this is giving me some great focus. On with the sashing!


  1. These are fab Hannah - what a great effort in one day! It's a really great block choice for these fabrics. Good luck with getting them finished. If you need a hand let me know and I will do what I can x

  2. I have a couple of finished quilts that would do better going to Siblings Together than bunches up on a shelf in my house- let me know what the size criteria is and where to send them and I will :) I've not had the opportunity to do these as part of a bee but I think I am the only person in the universe who hasn't made a Siblings quilt so it's about time I did. If the ones I have already done are too small I can always donate one of my future ones :)


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