Wednesday, December 30, 2009

65 Roses Charity Quilt



Everyone is probably quite well aware of the fact that I am not a quilter. I just don't have the patience to take on a single project that takes so long to complete.... it's probably also the reason why I always need to be in charge of the remote control, and constantly flick channels (short attention span anyone)?



But, when it comes to whipping up a very simple quilt block to raise money for charity, I can't resist the challenge. Please join in if you can - you just need to be able to sew a straight line - I promise!

Info from Whip Up:

Dear Friends and crafters across the globe – I am organising a quilt block drive for a project very near to my heart and to my family. With a nephew with Cystic Fibrosis and a mother-in-law involved in the CF foundation in Australia, I have been thinking of a project that I could organise to help out. The 65 Roses quilt 65 roses day is named after a folklore story – and raises awareness of Cystic Fibrosis. is that project.


Would you like to make a block and send to me to be used in this quilt? All the details and the pattern can be downloaded from THIS PDF – the pdf also has 2 rose applique designs and 3 rose embroidery designs – however you can use your own design as well.

Its a simple block, comprised of 4xfive inch charm squares – one of which you will embroider/applique a rose design onto, the other three squares can be comprised of vintage/found/floral bits of lovely fabric – you can make one block or more and send to me to be made up into the 65 roses quilt. 

The quilt – comprised of 65 blocks will be auctioned at the CF Australia annual gala auction event in Canberra in September 2010.

Please contact me with any questions [whipup at gmail.com] – and I will be keeping whipup posted on progress on this project.




 You have until the 20th January 2010 to complete one quilt square and send it off, which is plenty of time to join in the fun. I'll be popping mine in the post today!


13 comments:

Karin said...

This looks like a great project. I may have to try it. Thank you!

And your block looks great!!

Sarah said...

YAY another blocks done! I like it very much.

Selina said...

Looks fabulous! So perfectly CurlyPops!

The Craft Gypsy said...

Gorgeous Cam, well done for taking up the challenge, it's a worthy cause :)

willywagtail said...

Gorgeous. I think it fits all the requirements - vintage, floral, romantic and spring.

JasperBoy said...
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JasperBoy said...

Definitely VERY you :)

Jen in Melbourne

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

I think i can do this, thanks for all the info, Yours looks fabulous. Well done. I am always on the look out for worthy causes.

Mary-Laure said...

Love the way the pink and the red kind of clash - great colors.

Sarah said...

What a lovely thing to do! Beautiful colour scheme.

beck said...

Great idea Cam,good on you for getting involved. I love the flowery fabrics too. Hope you have a happy NYE! xo

Corrie said...

oh great thanks for the link! I thought i was too late but I think I can manage one quilt block!

love yours!

Corrie:)

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

The block is lovely Cam - definitely says "Curlypops" to me! Its a great cause.