Saturday, 7 June 2014

Siblings Together Quilting Bee

Today I'm delighted to share with you Sarah narcoleptic in a cupboard's mum's Siblings Together quilt!  Jenny was part of the bee that has made twelve quilts for Siblings Together, the charity that brings together siblings separated by the care system this year and this is the one from her month.




Mum took part in the first year of the Siblings Together Bee - her first bee - and had a great time!
Each member was allowed to choose a fat quarter bundle courtesy of moda, and mum went for the beautiful Blue Bird Park by Kate & Birdie Paper Co.  She chose the Broken wheel block, and I gave up my hoarded Moda Grunge Cookies and Cream to use as a background and sashing.


The blocks came out at 18" finished, so with a little sashing and border, the finished quilt came to 60" x 80", a bit of a whopper in our house!  The batting was Sew Simple 80/20 and was kindly donated by Lady Sew and Sew.  For the back, Amanda Woodruff of Westwood Acres generously donated yardage of a panel print from the range.  It looks absolutely perfect!


We're not all that used to doing big quilts, mum and I, so the quilting became a bit of a mental hurdle.  It didnt help that the basting had been tricky and had needed to be re-done twice already!  It took a good bit of nagging encouraging to get mum started but boy when she got going it was done in a few hours!  She did a free motion sunburst / bicycle spokes sort of thing in each block, and a lovely meandering line with hearts around the border.  To me the quilting is just an ideal fit for the "day in the park" theme of the fabric.



The binding was made with the off cuts from the back, mostly from the same pattern area too, and I think it works really well.  We'd like to give a big thank you to all the generous companies that have contributed to the making of these quilts for such a worthy cause.

10 comments:

  1. She did a fab job - this is one of my favourites I think :)

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  2. This will make a child very happy.

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  3. great quilt and such a good charity to support. The Leeds MQG are making blocks at their next meeting but unfortunately I will be unable to go.

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  4. What a lovely quilt - the back is genius!

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  5. Yeah great block you chose Jenny and you did a great job to make a quilt that big ! Well done!

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  6. thanks everyone, I'm thrilled you all like it so much. :)

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  7. Welling up, just a bit. Love the quilt, love the cause.

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