Thursday, 28 January 2016

A Siblings Together Quilt Story.

This is the story of a quilt I made for the 2015 Siblings Together camps.
In the first year of quilts for Siblings Together I joined a bee orgainised by Lynne of Lily's quilts. We were immensley lucky to be donated fabrics by Moda with which to make our quilts. For my month of the bee we used S'more Love by Cosmo Cricket and I had a few fat quarters and some scraps left. Last year I decided to make a quilt with these left overs but didn't have enough to complete a whole quilt. Here's where a group of kind, generous ladies came to the rescue. I posted a photo of the fabics on Instagram and asked if anyone had some co-ordinating scraps they could donate. Of course the answer was "yes" and within a few days I received fabrics from Julie, Carol, Catrin, Jo, Mary and Sonia.
Here's the brightly coloured rail fence quilt I came up with.

If you would like to make a quilt to give some warmth and comfort to a child and help us reach our target of 100 quilts for Siblings Together in 2016 please visit the 100 quilts for 2015/16  page above for details.

We would love to hear your Siblings Together Quilts Stories so if you would like to write a post for the blog please leave a comment below or email the address at the top of the side bar and myself or Nicky will be in touch.


Saturday, 16 January 2016

Would you like to finish a quilt for Siblings Together?

If you read Nicky's last post about the lovely quilts she made from orphan blocks and from a UFO you'll know that fabulous quilts can be made for Siblings Together from these unwanted items.

We are very lucky to have been donated some unfinished quilt tops and fabrics from Chris Francis and we're looking for some kind volunteers to transform them into quilts for Siblings Together.

Quilt Top 1.

Edit to say we now have a kind volunteer to quilt this top.

This fabulous top measures 77.5 x 69 and requires quilting and finishing. Maybe a long arm quilter would like to work their magic on this one or a less experienced quilter could get lots of FMQ practice.

Quilt To

This beautiful quilt top measures 40" square and therefore needs increasing in size to bring it up to the minimum 50" square which we ask for Siblings Together quilts.

It has a 3D effect provided by these little pockets in the triangles.

The quilt top comes with these matching 2.5 inch strips which I guess are from a jelly roll, and two pieces of fabric measuring 43" by 20" so there's plenty of fabric to bring it up to size.

It would be fantastic if you'd like to finish either of these quilts for Siblings Together as it would be such a shame to leave such lovely work languishing in a bag. Just leave a comment and we'll be in touch.