Monday, 19 May 2014

Siblings Together

This is my third year making a quilt for Siblings Together. I love supporting this charity and hope I can do so for a long time to come. I chose to use some of my bee blocks this time round. I had some lovely churn dashes from my time in the Modern Stitching Bee and it was long overdue that I turn them into a quilt.

If you would like to learn more about this charity please read about it here. Lynne tells it way better than I could. And there is a Flickr group here.


I asked for 12" (finished) blocks in purples, blues and aquas. I got a beautiful selection of all those colours. I think they blend together really well.


The blocks were pieced into six rows of four so the finished quilt is 48"x72". I backed it in the ubiquitous Ikea number print and used Kona Charcoal for the binding. The quilting was a big loopy fmq to keep it nice, sort and cuddly.


I think this quilt would suit a girl, but not a really girlie girl. I really hope that the recipient loves it and knows that she is as important in this world as every other individual.

Susan

19 comments:

  1. I just love a good churn dash block. Love the colors in the quilt.

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  2. Fab quilt, and a great charity, i am sure it will be much loved and appreciated!

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  3. Brilliant, I'm sure it will be treasured.

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  4. It's really lovely! Having a non-girly-girl myself, she would certainly love this! Jxo

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  5. This is brilliant and I think you're right about the girl thing. Not every girl wants pink and girlie prints and colours. I think whoever gets it they'll love it!

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  6. A great quilt for a great cause. I agree about the colours and I love churn dash blocks! Well done!

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  7. I'm sure it will be used and well loved by a very deserving little girl.

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  8. That quilt will make the world of difference to a child - she will know that there is much love in each and every fibre of your quilt.

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  9. Im sure that the recipient will be thrilled. Love the charcoal for the binding - it frames the whole wuilt so beautifully.

    Those colours really sing dont they!

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  10. a great quilt and a change from the obvious girly things, my daughter would love it. Very generous of you too.

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  11. I love this quilt! The colours are so me! And what a lucky recipient! But for the life of me, I can't remember if I was part of this one? Do you know Susan?

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  12. Perfect use of bee blocks. It's a gorgeous quilt that will absolutely be loved.

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  13. well done Susan, what a wonderful charity and such a lovely thing to do. someone will treasure taht quilt.

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  14. It's wonderful! And I can say that because I've seen it! (Not sure how many more times I'm going to get away with saying this before it becomes old hat!!)

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  15. a beautiful quilt. The colors are great. love the backing fabric too - ikea? I'll have to check them out the next time I'm there.

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  16. it's a lovely quilt for a great cause

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  17. Lovely quilt, but more importantly I love your sentiments at the end of the post.

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