A few days ago, I discovered that there is something very special going on in UK quilt blog land.
Lynne of Lily's Quilts is organising and co-ordinating an amazing charity event. There is more about Siblings Together on her starter blog post. Lots of UK based quilters (and some from overseas too) are donating one or two quilts for those siblings separated by the care system.
When my first big quilt was all finished and ready to be snuggled under, I realised that a quilt can be a very important addition to a household. Not only is it visually appealing but its a place of refuge; somewhere to relax and feel safe; and reassuring.
There are some amazing quilts (you can see pictures on the Flikr group) which are being made with love for the Siblings Together will each hopefully spread a little bit of happiness amongst their recipients.
So, now I am daydreaming about what special quilt top I can make for this fantastic event.
I have a gorgeous Robert Kauffman roll up that I think would be perfect and I am mulling over what to do with it. Its a burst of rainbow colours and I think it would look good in a zig-zag pattern, so maybe I will follow http://beesquarefabrics.blogspot.co.uk/2009/03/how-to-make-zig-zag-quilt-without.html
And to get me started on the sewing, I thought I would join in with this over on the Scrapendipity Designs blog. I am sorry that I can get the buttons to work properly on this blog. Yesterday, I conquered removing the word verification on my comment replies and also became a Reply Blogger - if these two things are gobbledygook to you, that's what they were to me too before. I will get my buttons working soon, at least I hope I will.
Hope you have a lovely stitchy day xxxx
P.S. I have started cooking already! Italian Sunday Gravy from a recipe that I saw on Kitchen Boss (aka Cake Boss) with that darling Buddy Valastro. The pot is HUGE so our door is open today for extra lunch guests.