Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Queensland Charity Blocks

I got an email a few weeks back from a quilting buddy of mine in Australia. She asked us to make QAYG (quilt as you go) blocks and then send them to her to be sent on to other quilters that will stitch them together. The benefit to making charity quilts this was is that there is no need for 'quilting' as the blocks are all held together on their own. The finished quilts will be given to victims of the floods that have been tearing that state apart as of late.  Many people have lost their homes and possessions and there aren't many things more comforting that wrapping up in a handmade quilt. If you would like to to contribute, or just what to know how to make them, you can find the tutorial here. So far, I have about 20 made, I had a stack of muslin pieces that were too small for the linings I use them for but too big to throw away so I cut them up and decided that I would just sew strips until I used up all my squares.

Shipping to Aussie-land is stupid expensive so I think I am going to see how many more squares I can cram  persuade into the box.


Elizabeth said...

I see that super cute goldfish fabric again! You busy, busy girl. Those are lovely. And such a good cause.

xo -El

Cheryll said...

How NiCe are YOU! I visited the site and found my blocks in a quilt so I got a nice warm feeling knowing I helped. You will too! Thanks on behalf of Queenslanders!

Myra said...

Great blocks Angie! 8-)