Once again, the generous and supporting quilting community, of which I am priveleged to be a member, has rallied around one of our own to make a quilt. Merel van Looi has lost the use of her legs due to bleeding around the spinal cord. Praying that this is temporary and while she is recouperating this quilt will give her comfort to know that we are all hoping for the best for Merel.
My friend, Hillary, has put together a plan to make Merel a quilt inspired by the little bird blocks made so popular by Kajsa Wikman in her book Scandinavian Stitches.
These blocks are raw edge appliqued and couldn't be faster or more fun to make. Finishing at 8" square they are perfect for those little scraps of bright and fun prints that I can't seem to throw away.
These are the blocks I have made and will be popping in the post this week.
Hillary has engaged the help of her friend Rachel Dorr to longarm quilt the project once she gets all the blocks sewn together.