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!