Earlier in the year a friend was diagnosed with Cancer.....
Cancer is one of those things I have experience in - not me personally - but Friends and family - Yes.
I think most of us have been touched by Cancer in some way.
Everyones experience is different but I think one thing is common - Nothing is ever the same.
With this in mind I asked a few friends if they would like to contribute to a quilt.
I wanted people to make a 12 inch block in a star pattern.
Word soon spread and I had 25 women able to participate.
I sent out a million emails with links, ideas, resources and patterns.
I had 3 sewing days at my house to help out the beginners - this entailed lots of laughing and mayhem. All good fun.
anyway a few months down the track and all is good with our friend - prognosis is great and she is all clear.
We had a morning tea today to hand over the Community made quilt.
Made with much love and thought.
Friendship & Stars
*A little note on construction
To tie in all the colourful blocks I framed each square in the light green cotton - this also helped with sizing up everyones blocks to the same 12 inches (everyones 1/4 inch seam is different!which then leads to 11.5 inch to 12.5 inch blocks).I also used the light green for binding.
I then sashed the blocks in a little floral Liberty of london print, to add to the vintage feel I used two different colours of the same liberty print.
The quilt was long arm quilted in a Baptist fan by Kim Bradley.