Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Blocks for Sydney

Hashtag blocks - these are 5.5" unfinished

Last night I spent an hour or so making those 8 hash tag blocks. They go together quickly, if you are making a bunch of them. The blocks are trimmed to 5.5" and it takes 180 blocks for a quilt. The tutorial for the block is here.

My internet friend Joshua, who blogs over at Molli Sparkles, has asked the quilting world to help him make some quilts for the families of the people who lost their lives in the siege in the Sydney, Australia shop this week. You can read his Help for Sydney Heroes post here. His plan is to make a quilt for each family, or, if enough blocks arrive, he will make 6 quilts - you can read the plan and the handy FAQ here.

I hope you will take a minute to send some blocks too.  If we all work together, we can send a hug and a message of goodwill to those families and to the folks of Sydney.

Best,

Leanne



11 comments:

Alycia said...

Great blocks - these will make such wonderful gifts for his recipients...

cheeky monkey said...

What I see so far he will make more than 6 quilts. I love the quilting community! They are so generous and helping! Will make some soon and hope they arrive in time

Heather J said...

They do got together quickly. Hoping to get mine in the mail by the end of the week.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Fab blocks and a lovely plan

Kirsten said...

Lovely blocks Leanne - hoping to make some soon too!

Lisa J. said...

Thanks for sharing this Leanne.

Debbie said...

I made some last night too and mailing them off tomorrow...fun little blocks for a good cause...

margaret said...

sorry will not be able to make any due to the deadline of early january but having popped over to read about it I am sure there will be more than enough for all 6 quilts, such tragedies in this world today, so distressing all the little children lost in Pakistan it makes me weep.

Archie the wonder dog said...

What a lovely idea!

Cindy said...

Wowza they look pretty together! I made 3 last night and they flew together! Might make a few more before posting this weekend.

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

This little Aussie thanks you very much for sending the blocks Down Under. We popped some in the post yesterday too :)