Isn’t this pinwheel quilt top from Old Red Barn Co. (blog here) beautiful ???
I am so excited to share with you my latest quilting project! I was perusing my favorite quilting blogs this cold and snowy (yes, there was actually snow on the ground this morning ARGHHHH!) spring morning when I came across this post at One Shabby Chick (here) asking for 8.5″ pinwheel quilt blocks (super easy tutorial here) to be sent to her so that she can gather them up and send them over to Kathy at Magnolia Designs (“Quilts for Babes” project original story here ~ oh how I teared up when I read this post!). Kathy will then turn these blocks into lovely little quilts for the babies in ICU over at the local (in Canada!) hospital where her son was born this past July.
Amber from One Shabby Chic is even offering a chance to be entered into an incredible giveaway ~ an assortment of Munki fabrics (I would LOOOVVVEE to add those to my fabric stash!) and a gorgeous (custom made for the winner!) patchwork pillow ~ for those who send her a quilt block(s) or an entire mini quilt (if you are totally inspired!) for this project. To join you just need to leave a comment on Amber’s post over at One Shabby Chic and she will email you with the details ~ but hurry up…the blocks need to get to her by May 1st!
I love getting R.’s input and help (she is so talented when it comes to selecting and pairing fabrics!) on projects we make to donate! I think is important to instill in our children the importance of giving to those in need, especially in fun and creative ways such as this. Donating money is great…but I think it is even better to donate something that is handmade with love! It is my wish that when R. is grown, she will look back at these projects with fondness in her heart, and carry on the tradition!
Now to find some fabrics for my blocks…