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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Plans for our family of five!

A couple of days ago I told you that the Gumnuts and I, after a request from Posie Patchwork (who is currently recovering from hand surgery) are going to make quilts for a family of five who have lost everything in a house fire.  As I said then, how do you come back from that?  It isn't the furniture, the plates, the clothes you lose but the sentimental things - Aunt Betty's jug, Grandpa's pictures, wedding photos, kids' toys and so on -the things that money cannot replace.  

Well the Gumnuts have put their heads together and have come up with a plan.  Three quilts measuring 60" x 75" are going to be made for the three children - a high school  girl, ten year old boy and younger primary school daughter.  

The High schooler is going to receive a pin wheel quilt of white with Kaffe and Kaffe-like fabrics. It is going to be fresh and clean, no muddy colours.  The younger girl will be getting a pretty disappearing nine patch, mostly pink with some sparkly teal/green.  And the following picture gives you a sneak peak of the boy's quilt fabrics.  The car fabric was donated by Del and the cars are huge - we are aiming for a quilt suitable for a 10 year old going on teen!
The lovely Christine is going to quilt this quilt top donated by my non-blogging friend Sandi and this will go to the parents.
Now I am wondering if anyone out there would like to donate too.  I am thinking pillowcases, cushion covers, tote bags or shopping bags for the girls, decorated tea towels and potholders, maybe a table runner or table topper for Mum. I even thought it might be nice if we can send down a lap quilt for each of the kids for TV time.  One of the Gumnuts, Andrea, is currently making a snuggle size lap quilt for the youngest so lap quilts for the two oldest would be great!  They don't want to have to haul their quilts off their beds.   I don't know if any of you have time to get involved in this but I figured it was worth a try.  If you think you can do something please leave a comment or send me an email.  Of course this might be a bit too expensive for international followers to get involved in due to the cost of postage so don't feel obligated. 

Till next time..........happy stitching!


  1. I have a lap quilt and just need to bind it..

  2. I have some of this stuff already done and a whole weekend to get reacquainted with my sewing machine.

  3. What a lovely caring group of ladies you all are.....

  4. Jan-Maree, I am so happy to know you - you are such a good, caring person!


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