Siblings Together Quilt Group

Do any of you sew for charity? I belong to a sewing bee which makes quilts throughout the year for a fabulous charity called Siblings Together. This year Tricia (Yondergirlie) is doing a quilt block drive. For our Charity sew day at Oxfordshire Modern Quilt Guild we made blocks. We aimed to make enough for one quilt but ended up making enough for three!!

Thought you might like to see them here! This is the quilt top we put together on the day.

Siblings Together Quilt at Oxfordshire MQG

Such a striking design from such simple blocks! Love it! If you want more details on the pattern used or if you would like to contribute in any way then please head on over to the Siblings Together Quilt Groups website.

As for my bee, well I am quilt Mama for one of the months. All the lovely blocks have now come in from the other bees but I still haven’t found time to stitch them all together and make the quilt! I did get around to laying them all out and deciding a layout. The block is a modified version of my One Way or Another block I made for Quilt Now earlier in the year.

Siblings Together one way quilt the crafty nomad

I will have to carve out some time to get this one finished!

Charity Sewing

Just wanted to share with you some charity sewing I'm involved with at the moment.  I'm involved in supporting two quilting charities at the moment: Project Linus; and Siblings Together.  

For Project Linus I make a quilt as and when I have time normally.  At the moment the one I'm working on at the moment is a Star pattern which is foundation paper pieced.  The pattern is by Kristy Lea of QuietPlay. The pattern was in Make Modern digital magazine Issue 15.  I've only done two blocks so far but keeping plodding along with it.

For Siblings Together it's a bit more organised as I'm part of a sewing bee.  So each month I am asked to sew up two blocks as per instructions and send them off to the monthly Mama who will stitch it all up.  This is what I've done so far, with another one in the works.

I love being part of the bee for the obvious reason, that the quilt goes to such a worthy cause.  But also for a bit of a selfish reason, it gets me sewing blocks I wouldn't otherwise make.  So it pushes me outside my comfort zone.

Do you quilt for charity? If so which one and why?