Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sew Fresh Fabrics Scrap Quilting Bee

Earlier this year I ran across a post on the Sew Fresh Fabrics blog about scraps.  Their extra scraps, specifically, and what they intended to do with them.

Rather than bundling them to sell in their shop, these lovely gals decided to start a quilting bee to benefit various charities.  I missed Round 1, but made it onto the list for Round 2.  :)

Does it feel like I'm becoming a quilter? 

Anyway, I'm excited to participate.  The commitment level is pretty minimal . . . only one 12.5" block needs to be made using the scraps sent (I get to choose the block), and it's going to a great cause.  (You can see Round 1's progress here.  They're making two quilts for Project Linus.)

This round we're quilting it up for the Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS.  Here's a little blurb on what it's about (click the link to read more):
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrigs disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that hinders and then eventually destroys the communication between nerves and voluntary muscles. This causes a lack of communication from the brain to the voluntary muscles, such as the limbs, torso and face, rendering them useless. It does not affect the involuntary muscles such as the heart, lungs and those in the digestive system. People affected with ALS experience progressive paralysis throughout the body. Over half the people afflicted with ALS will die within 3 years of the diagnosis.
Your donated quilts will be given to ALS patients or used to raise awareness and research money for ALS by being photographed, displayed, auctioned, or raffled.
I can do that!

I received my fabric pack in the mail this week and I'm so excited to get started.
Sew Fresh Fabrics Bee Scrap Pack
Fabrics from top left to bottom right: White and Red Tweet Tweet Birds by Studio E, Summertime by Barbara Jones for Henry Glass, Robert Kaufman Red Daisies and Dots, Mingle Polka Dot in Red by Monaluna for Robert Kaufman, and Willow Wren by Alexander Henry.
Hmm . . . what block to choose?  Any and all suggestions are certainly welcome.  :)

[Wondering how you could use your crafting powers for good?  I compiled a list of charities in need of your skills back here.  Let me know of any others you like, and I would be glad to add them to the list!]

5 Comments:

Ronni March 22, 2011 at 7:10 PM  

I love the little bird fabrics! Especially the black and white with the one little red bird...any idea what that is?

Ronni March 22, 2011 at 7:13 PM  

Ha...oops! Perhaps I should have paid attention to the "sew fresh" part before just getting excited about the fabric picture. :)

Skooks March 22, 2011 at 10:28 PM  

R - In case you didn't go searching for the fabric, I updated the picture with a caption on what all the fabrics are. Except that last bird fabric . . . haven't found that one yet.

Fabric junkies - Please weigh in!

Sew Fresh Fabrics April 19, 2011 at 10:03 AM  

The bird is Willow Wren by Alexander Henry! We love the block you made!!

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