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.