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Bertie’s blankets progress

I have finished 3 squares for Sam’s wonderful project. Hopefully they will fit in with what she imagined!  I had so much fun sewing these squares. Agonizing over the fabrics (I don’t have much of a stash you see) trying to make each square a little different so that Sam can just use the ones she likes.

I hope I have the chance to participate in more projects like this. It doesn’t take much time and is so rewarding thinking of where these blocks are going to wind up.

For anyone interested – here’s a photo of all my fabrics.  It’s hard to move to a new country and build up a stash again!

Yes all my fabric fits in one bag.  And I currently have my sewing machine in a carry-on suitcase that gets unpacked on weekends onto the coffee table or kitchen table, depending on which we’ll use less on the weekend!  One day I’ll have a craft room just for me with shelves full of fabric, but for now, this will do!

Bertie’s Blankets

This week I happily began a new little project for Sam from Sticks, strings and crafty things who started a wonderful project called “Bertie’s blankets” working with Trinity hospice in the UK and also in Colorado. Trinity hospice is in need of blankets to bring comfort and warmth to the folks that they are caring for. It’s very personal for Sam, her father spent his last days there, which makes her project extremely special. When she asked for donations of knitted or sewn quilt blocks, I couldn’t wait to get started. You can help out too if you’d like, just follow this link and get in contact, there are 3 different quilts being made right now.

I don’t knit very well, so I’m participating in making a few 9 x 9 inch wonky log cabin blocks.  Which I’m very excited about actually. I made a log cabin for my first ever full size quilt, back at Campbell High School when I was 15!  How time flies – ha.

Beautiful Vintage American 1930s Log Cabin Quilt (click image for link)


I’ll post pics as soon as I’ve made my blocks, before I send them off to Sam who will sew everyones blocks into quilts. Wonky log cabins are SO fun to make, especially after all the precision of my farmers wife blocks.