This week I was struck by a blog post by Alison from “Little Island Quilting“. She constructed a quilt top from donated blocks from quilters from all over the world. The quilt will be donated to a charity for street children in Mexico City. Read more about it here and here.
Alison is asking our help! You know you have orphan blocks tucked away in a dark corner of your stash, don’t you?
Dig them out, quilt them up and send them off!
Alison requests 12,5 inch square blocks already quilted so she can make QAYG quilts out of them. So I dug into my “orphan blocks box” and found two that were “ready to leave the country”.
(European quilters; if you have whole quilts to donate ( yay!) there is a mailing address in the Netherlands we can send them to! The blocks are going the Guernsey in the Channel Islands, UK. )
You may remember this old picture of one of my first attempt with paper piecing. That was almost exactly 1 year ago! (Kind of weird to think that within just one year I went from testing my new skill to designing my own patterns. I am so enjoying myself!!!)
I appliqued a flower on top of the wonky seams in the middle of the flower-star. YAY for applique! (I cut the centre of the block away for a flat block)
This next block was a test block for one of my own star designs. For whatever reason I did not show you all this picture. The fabrics are all old men’s shirts. I quilted this second block really simply. The fabrics are so soft and silky!
I have shown you mine…. now you show me yours (blocks that is)!!!
(p.s. I am linking up with “Anything Goes” at Stitch by Stitch”)