Monday, February 16, 2009

Quilting for Australia

Some of you may have seen the news stories about the tragic bushfires in Australia. I think there is a natural instinct in all of us to want to do something when there are people in this much need. But, being so far away from there what could i really do? Then Friday morning while i was blogging around before the kids got up i found this project, the Bushfire Quilt Project. Generously put together by this wonderful lady at Camp Follower Bags and Quilts Blog.
She had the idea to have a international quilting bee to make quilts for some of those people that are in need. A hug, if you will, of love and support from people all around the world.
A tutorial was put out on how to make these "wonky stars". When i saw this i knew this could be my way of helping. Quilting is not much but it is something that i can do. This project was also nice for me because it was something i had not tried before and it stopped at piecing.
I did not have to make a full top or quilt anything, so there is no unfinished project hanging over my head. It was all the satisfaction and none of the guilt. It is really nice to be part of something bigger that me.

This one is my very favorite. I had these pieced and finished all in one day. And despite my usual aversion to the post office i had them ready to go out Saturday. This was foiled by the post office closing early, sunday and a holiday....but i will get them there tomorrow, i swear!
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MaryMary said...

You are so sweet--I didn't even notice the stars were "wonky". That's a fun pattern!

Colleen said...

Nice. I like the fabric.
Funny about the post office. We CAN overcome this silly aversion we have.

Brown Family Blog said...

That last one was my favorite too!

Grammie/Mom said...

Very pretty colors and fabric. I like this. How does it get finished?

The Tripp Family said...

very cute! I hate the post office too. I love the little computer that you can use to mail packages - that thing rocks. I also love printing postage at home, even though that can be almost as much of a pain at times, you can do it in your PJs so that makes everything better :)

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