Yesterday I spent a lovely day in the North Coast countryside with 2 lovely people.
My friend Sarah and I drove up to Karen's house to spend the day sewing blocks and quilt tops for Karen's Kind Stitches Charity.
The surroundings were stunning, the food & hospitality was amazing (thank you K) and of course the chat was constant!
But we also got some sewing done!
Remember the Wot Nots?L-R Sarah, Karen, Me
Many of you have been contributing 6.5" blocks to Karen over the past weeks, and we managed to get a girl's quilt top finished and a boy's quilt top almost finished (there are more incriminating pics on Karen's blog!).
These will eventually be non-wadded quilts for children who have been trafficked in Thailand, and Karen will take them out herself in November.
Thank you Karen for a wonderful day!
For more info on this wonderful charitable project, check out Karen's blog.
And I'll leave you with a pic of the fabric I'm contributing to Strawberry Patch's Christmas Fabric Charm Swap:
Wallpaper in Red, England Swings by Rebekah Merkl
This lovely fabric & the England Swings Collection is available from River Fabrics.
There are 28 of us each sending a metre's worth of 5" squares (56) to Emily, who will mix them all up and send us back 56 different charm squares!
Great idea and my first fabric swap.
I haven't a notion what I'm going to make with these charm squares, maybe I'll be inspired when I have them all in my hand.
You can check out the fabrics that others in the group are donating here.