Thursday, December 6, 2012

It's Off to a New Home

Shortly after returning from Sewing Summit in Utah, Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast, especially New Jersey and New York. I had just met Jennifer , who is originally from the same area in New Jersey where my cousins live. After the Hurricane she was feeling so helpless {she now lives in Hawaii} that she could not be closer to home where she could help her freinds and family with their recovery efforts. So what's a quilter to do in the case of devastation...she put out a plea on Flickr and her blog and people from all over the world responded.
She asked everyone to make this simple block and she ended up collecting enough blocks to make about 12 quilts. I volunteered to sew one together, quilt and bind it.

hurrican sandy quilt finish

This is such a simple pattern and has a few different ways you can lay it out. You can check out the overwhelming response on the Flickr site here

hurricane quilt close up

I designed a label and sent it off to the makers so all the quilts will have the same label. It's quilted with wavy lines in a cross hatch pattern spaced 5 inches apart to allow for lots of cuddly crinkles.

Thank you to the people who contributed to the quilt I made:
Rachel- 20 blocks {10 were sent off to another maker} and the backing fabric
Karen-4 blocks
Kelly-5 blocks
Dhia-5 blocks
Alison-4 blocks
me- 2 blocks, batting, binding and quilting.

This quilt measures approximately 50"x60" and was a pleasure to sew together. It was an honor to work on this project and I hope it will bring it's new owners lots of reminders of how many wonderful and generous people there are in the world. I know Jennifer received blocks from as far away as Morocco and Australia. She will be delivering these quilts to the new owners in a few weeks when she returns to New Jersey for the Christmas holiday.


Patchwork and Play said...

You are an angel Di! The quilt looks great and will bring some comfort to Sandy victims. ( I voted for your Travellin Pic Stitch cushion! )

suemac said...

That is so great. I gave some of my quilt tops to a friend who is quilting them up.

Susan Standen said...

What a great job you did pulling it all together. It will be so loved and appreciated by someone.

Lesley said...

What a wonderful heartfelt gesture by you all...well done!

Flying Blind... said...

Fantastic xxx

Katy Cameron said...

It looks fabulous, I'm sure it'll be loved!

Rachel said...

It looks AMAZING! You did a fabulous job on it!!

Annabella said...

You did such an incredible job Di - it is a beautiful quilt and you are always the first to help and in such a big way. The quilt is sure to be treasured and give much comfort.

Jennifer said...

it looks amazing!! Thank you thank you thank you again, I can't wait to put those angel tags on the finished quilts in NJ !

Kelli said...

Ah, it looks UH-mazing! So happy I was able to participate! Just goes to show what can happen when a group of people doing what they love, come together to make something out of love, to give to others in love, so they will know that THEY ARE LOVED. Awesome ya'll!