I have a little something to share with you today. It might be slightly overdue but I’ve been a busy girl lately and this virus has had me on the run learning all kinds of new things to pivot the way in which I work… I’m quite certain you can all relate to that!!! YUP!
So… back along, in the spring, Quiltmania (from the other side of the pond) reached out to me and several other international designers to come together and make a quilt. Referred to as The Solidarity Project. The idea behind this project is to honor those on the front lines of this pandemic. And you know, if I can do anything to help, even in a small way, I will always dive in head first… I mean… they had me at Solidarity. (I’m such a softie)
Here is how it works… Each designer would design a block for the quilt and the blocks (plus instructions) would all be shared free on the Quiltmania site for quilters from all over the world to replicate. Their blocks (along with ours) would then be sent in to be pieced together with other blocks to make as many quilts as possible to distribute all over the globe. Primarily to hospitals, thanking them for their dedication in fighting this virus and of course, risking their health to care for our loved ones.
My block parameters were as such:
- Fabricate a block measuring 25 cm (10 inches), seam allowance NOT included.
- The color palette of the fabrics should range from pink to red.
I thought about what I wanted to make for a hot minute and then realized what I wanted to convey was so simple, Peace and Unity.
You can find the free pattern instructions for the Peace and Unity block on the Quiltmania site here:
And you can find the links to ALL the designer blocks here:
If you would like to participate, you have until September 30th to mail in a block… read all about it here:
Thanks so much!