Stop, Collaborate & Listen
Y’all know I love me a charity quilt. I love it even more when it is a collaboration amongst quilty friends. It’s like you get to be a superhero and combine your powers for the greater good. (Anyone remember Captain Planet? That was my cartoon jam!) So when Ms. Midge asked if I would be interested in assisting with a craft charity auction project called Collaborate For a Cause, I was like, “Uh, Y to the hell yeah!” She roped in some of my other favourite people, and connected us all with Michele Conroy of My Georgie Boy handmade goods.
Michele was our fearless leader for this Collaborate For a Cause project, and together we elected to make a checkerboard quilt using a tutorial from Red Pepper Quilts. She asked each of us to make ten checkerboard blocks with fabrics she sent us, supplemented by our own scrap bins. By some standards, I may have got a bit carried away, as I ended up making forty-three blocks. What can I say? It’s for charity! As I was rushing to grab a photo of a sample of the blocks this morning, I inadvertently grabbed four blocks that are quite similar, but I promise there is more variety amongst the sum of them. Besides, those Emma Jean Jansen kangaroos: should be in every block!
So that’s what I’ve been working on for the past few days. Now, you have to forgive my photo. My MIL decided she needed her camera back to take away on vacay (whatever) so I had to use my camera phone. Plus, it seems like Sydney is in perpetual darkness this time of year so I’m grasping for every minute of semi-daylight I can find. Even in the dark, if you’re looking for a great way to use up some scraps, this block pattern could be just the one for you!