|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 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!