Hello friends! I know it's been a while but I have some exciting news to share! I've been pushing hard to finish up my leader/ender project and I finally got it to the point where it has to go to main project to finish up. Here's a shot...
All of the 6-inch squares have been combined into 12-inch blocks as leaders/enders. After laying it out to take this pic, everything is arranged so I can start putting it into a top! :) You know what that means??? New leader/ender project!
Which leads to my news. I decided month's ago that it made a lot more sense to use my leader/ender space as a charity project. And I knew exactly which charity I want to work with. My gorgeous daughter, Cassidy, was born almost 2 months early.
She had to stay in the NICU for almost a month. She'd barely come home from the hospital when I had to go back to work. The nurses in the NICU were amazing and I'll never forget the little gifts that were given to her while there. They really helped us through that trying time in our lives. Now I want to give back. Here in San Antonio is a group called Threads for Love. They are in desperate need for quilts, blankets, knitted/crocheted caps, burial gowns, etc. (check their website for details). The quilts/blankets that they need are size 36" x 42" to drape over the incubators. Here's the start of my new leader/ender project...
This is a Scrap Jar Star block, designed by A Little Bit Biased. I only need 9 blocks plus a top and bottom border to make the size they need. I cannot wait to get these going and start helping out.
AND YOU CAN TOO! If you'd like to help, I'll be collecting donated quilts or blankets from our community and dropping them off. I'm going to start looking for a sponsor for this project and I think we'll break it down into quarters so for every item you donate during the quarter, you'll be entered for a prize. Not sure what it'll be for the first quarter yet, but I'll definitely let you know.
If you don't have time to help with the sewing but still want to donate to the cause, I'll be accepting fabric and scrap donations to help make the quilts for these needing families. Please contact me via email at email@example.com and I'll give you the address to send to.
I'm so excited about this project and can't wait to see what this community can do to help!!!
Today I'm linking up with Patchwork Times, Cooking Up Quilts, Bits and Bobs, Love, Laugh, Quilt, Quilt Story, Freemotion by the River, and Blossom Heart Quilts.