Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Drunk Love Charity Quilt

Firstly, I finished both the top and back for Ada's plus quilt! No pictures though, I've been busy working on another project.  I believe I've mentioned before that I'm a quilter for the heal circle of do.good.stitches.  I've also mentioned before that one of my twins died 5 years ago at 9 months old.  She spent a lot of time in the NICU and PICU, and during that time, I received a few quilts which I used to decorate her crib, and that I still treasure today.  When I started to quilt, one of my goals was to be able to "pay back" some of that comfort and kindness in quilts that I'd made.

My mother has a beautiful Goddaughter named Mackenzie.  She is 6 years old and recently went into hospice. My mother sent me an email link to an article about Mackenzie and her gift from Make a Wish.  It only just occurred to me then that Mackenzie needed a quilt! The heal circle was made specifically to benefit hospice patients and their families.  I sent an email to the groups admin, and we quickly, and without much thought, settled on this Drunk Love block by Denyse Schmidt.  I asked for I-spy middles. While I'm not a huge fan of the name, I do like the methodical madness to the wonky of this block.  If I were to rename the block, I'd call it "Method to this Madness".  Doesn't make sense?  Make a couple, you'll get it.

I really want to get this quilt made and sent to Mackenzie and her tripets as soon as possible, so I gave my bee mates just a little over a week to get their blocks made and to me.  I am amazed and humbled by their response.  Given more time, I know I'd get more blocks. I also asked the ladies over at Be a {Modern} Swapper (BA{m}S) to participate, as well as a call to the general do.good stitches group.  I can't wait to start getting these blocks in the mail.

If you can get a 12.5 block made and in the mail to me on/before Saturday (4/28/12), I'd like to officially invite YOU to participate. Comment below, and I'll send you my snail mail address.

Here are (poor quality) photos of the blocks I've made:

Drunk Love

Drunk Love 2 for Mackenzie

Drunk Love 3 for Mackenzie

Drunk Love 4 for Mackenzie

Drunk love 5 for Mackenzie

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**nicke... said...

super cute blocks manda! i am putting mine in the mail to you this morning! xo

Susan Yates said...

Posted on our FB and twitter. Love it!

Teresa F. said...

Beautiful blocks Amanda. For a great cause,too.

rachael {imagine gnats} said...

love your blocks, Manda! mine went out to you yesterday. i can't wait to see the quilt :)

Kelsey said...

Mine are going out to you tomorrow - can't wait to see the whole thing!

Cille said...

Unfortunately there's no way I can get a block across the Atlantic Ocean before Saturday but best of luck getting enough blocks for the quilt. Such a worthy cause. And your blocks are beautiful too.

Cherie said...

Love those blocks!
I would have loved to of helped, but I'm over in the UK and shipping takes a week or so =(

Also I've added some new fabrics into my swap shop. If you're interested feel free to check it out =D