Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Let's make a Kindness Quilt

alright, I think I got enough "Yes's" that we'll try this out!

So let's make Julie's Brother and Sister-in-law a kindness quilt to help them and keep them strong for their little boy! (and maybe he can use it when his quilt needs washing)

For those of you who are just joining us, we are making quilt blocks to put together for Julie of Jaybird Quilts family. Her nephew was diagnosed with Leukemia and while she made a wonderful quilt for him, I wanted to do something for the family too and came up with the idea for a kindness quilt for his parents, since they will be spending time with him wherever he needs to go for treatments and who knows how long they will have to be away from home themselves.

Here's what I'd love to see from interested people:

*A six inch (finished so 6 1/2 unfinished) block of any style
*Bright/cheerful colors
*NO Fusible/raw edge applique (I want this quilt to be able to be washed, used, and abused and I am always a little nervous about doing that with applique, I might be wrong, but don't want to chance it!)
*A 2" scrap with your name, a short thought or prayer for the family...something that I can use on the back sort of as an over sized label when all together. This is only if you wish, I won't exclude your block because you didn't do this.

*anything else you wish to include. I'd love to see this not only as a quilt but a little care package for everyone in Elijah's family, himself included but that's just above and beyond, very far from an expectation.

When you are ready to mail, leave me a comment, or if you are a no-reply blogger, shoot me an e-mail at lisapotpie_bubbles@hotmail.com and I will give you my address.

Any questions, comments concerns?

Now go spread the word. There may be a giveaway in store for those who send in a block!

*edited- I forgot to come up with a deadline...let's try and have all the blocks in the mail to me by the end of Jan, OR let me know one is coming by the end of Jan, and get it to me as soon as you can thereafter!


Joanne Lendaro said...

Count me in!! And if no one else steps forward for the quilting part, I can do it. But I'm not as fancy/good as other might/could be. I've got your address...so I'll be sending you some blocks soon, I'll let you know when they go postal!! What a sweetie you are, but I knew that already....

Marsha said...

Count me in! You said no fusible/raw edge applique, what about applique that does not use the heat n bond and is securly stitched? Would something soft and pliable that is securely attached be OK? Just checking.

Inch Worm Fabrics said...

This is such a wonderful idea. I am sure the family is spending as much time in the hospital as the patient. I am interested in helping, so count me in. You will have to send me your email address.

seventhsister26 said...

I'll come up with some bright and cheery;) Count me in;)
Happy Quilting!!

Beth said...

Me too. I can't find my list of APQ blogging buddies addresses so I will need to get yours.

Val Campbell said...

I'd love to help out! What a wonderful, generous thing to do! Please let me know where to send my piece of the puzzle!