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!