My mosaic for Lynne`s Fresh Sewing Day is going to be fairly minimalist but I have managed to tick another couple of essential sews off my list.
First off, here`s my `block` for Kat in the do.Good Stitches Bee. I`m in the Care Circle - an awesome group of women from around the world. This month Kat asked us to make one super big block, which could be made up in to a quilt for the charity she is involved with called Blankets of Love. You can read about it here but essentially the quilts are given to sick or premature babies at the Perth children`s hospital to give some comfort to the families who can take them home at the end of the child`s stay. How wonderful is that?
Kat suggested a block but also said we could make whatever our heart desired as long as it was in child friendly fabrics. So this morning I raided my rainbow charms for yellows and oranges and made this HST mini, measuring 24".
You don`t have to be in the Care Circle to help Kat and Blankets of Love. You can donate orphan blocks, backing fabric, wadding and mini quilt tops, quilts or donations so that resources can be replenished - just click here for more information.
This is a great bee and I love being part of it. It`s my turn in April to come up with a design so I`m wracking my brains as to what we shall do.
I have also started making blocks for the 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee. This is a bee where you sign up each quarter and change your fellow beemates every time, making 5 blocks of the same design in everyone`s nominated colours. I`m in quite a quiet hive this month and while I have received some beautiful blocks, I`m not sure I`ll sign up next quarter. I have enough to be getting on with!
I chose the Four Acres block designed by Solidia Hubbard from the Modern Blocks book.
Despite this being a simple block, my trusty seam ripper came in to its own after I misread directions.
Still, here is caretaker Leigh`s block. Her colours are orange, golden yellow and grey.
...and Amber`s block. Her colours are hot pink, tangerine and lemon yellow.
Now I have next week to dedicate to my starter blocks for the Stitch Tease - an International Mystery Quilt Bee. I should have made way more progress on this one by now and promise to be better next month girls.
Hope you`re all having a great weekend!