Friday, June 22, 2007

Blankets of Love

In the June edition of Down Under Quilts that I picked up a new weeks ago, there was a challenge to make a baby quilt for the Blankets of Love programme. Such a lovely idea, I have been blessed with two happy and healthy girls, I can only imagine the heartache at loosing a newborn, so I signed myself up.


So part of the challenge was you sent away for a FQ which has to be used enough to be recognized as the main colour. I recieved a red fossil fern print. Not usually a fan of fossil fern stuff. It has to be an original design so thanks to that little quilting journal AJ sent me for my birthday, I came up with this little sketch.

The quilt has to be only 60 cms square and most importantly, it has to arrive in Sydney by August the 3rd. So I have 5 weeks to get cracking! I have piled those pesky log cabin blocks back up in a neat stack till I work out which layout I like the best. Torn between pinwheels and the very first one.

9 comments:

atet said...

Your design looks like such fun -- can't wait to see it in fabric!

AJ said...

Yeah!! Glad the book came in handy....I love mine...what other plans have you got in the pipes.....??

Austy's Mum said...

Those colours look great together and I love your design! Can't wait to see it!

Natalie said...

lol I just asked in the sewing thread for some details about the BOL project and then clicked your blog and there it was!! I love the look of your sketch, can't wait to see it finished.

novy said...

The sketch is awesome. Can't wait to see the finished product too

Suzanne Earley said...

Oh fun. I can't wait to see where you go with your sketch!

jill said...

I'm sending you a HUGE HUG for doing this. As a mama who's lost a newborn, I can tell you there is no greater gift than to have something handmade for your wee one. I cannot wait to see the finished quilt.

Cass said...

Love the design Helen

ingrid said...

The design looks great, I love those hearts.