Monday, April 16, 2012

Siblings Together charity blocks: nine patch

A lovely fuzzy feeling has spread over the internet quilting community thanks to Lynn from Lily's Quilts, who has come up with the idea to appeal to her fellow quilters to donate quilts or quilt blocks to a worthy charity called Siblings Together. In July, there will be a summer camp where siblings between the ages of 7-17 living in separate foster homes, have the opportunity to spend time together. As a souvenir, the kids are being offered quilts that they can keep with them always.

I was in the middle of another quilting project, but could not resist contributing. I am happy there are some groups popping up that are willing to receive blocks, that are put together by volunteers in the UK. Such a help to those living abroad. In addition, I have just not found any reasonable batting to assemble a quilt with yet, so this offer was particularly favorable at this time.

I have joined three groups willing to receive quilting blocks: older boys, log cabin and granny squares. I hope that the ladies who are so kind to piece these blocks together, will have blocks that coordinate somewhat!

Maria from Sew Love to Sew came up with the idea for a group designated to older boys. It's true that the trend can easily become too pinky, so she suggested more sombre colors to appeal to the said age group and gender. She wisely put up a color scheme as a reference and proposed a nine-patch design. The color scheme was grey, brown, icy blue and pale green. Hopefully what I put together will be appropriate.

I have to admit, my fabric stash is more on the bright side, so it was a bit of a challenge to find something more sombre. Hopefully it didn't get too boring! In total there are 10 blocks.

If you have not already done so, kindly take a look at this charitable exercise and see if you can contribute.

Have a nice day!


1 comment:

  1. Hi I've just seen this post you've done on the nine patch blocks. They look great and so many blocks too! I look forward to receiving them and will post a picture on the flickr group when the top is put together. I'll also let you know when they arrive. Maria