Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Wee Blocks!

I love the opportunities that this blogging community offers us to help and care for others.

A friend of mine, Karen (Listen to the Birds Sing) is a very talented patchworker, who is going to Thailand in November.  Karen is appealing for block donations for patchworked bed covers she is bringing out for the child victims of sex trafficking.  Have a look at her original post here, launching her charity bee Kind Stitches.

These wee blocks are super quick and easy to make (only 6.5").  Why not rustle up a few for Karen, and have a look at what others have made in the flickr group.

Here's a few I've made:

Today I was on the receiving end of this blogging community goodness.

Thank you to Leanne for these fab wonky star blocks for Bee Blessed, all the way from Canada, and the adorable coasters for me and Sarah!  

I saw these on Leanne's blog when she made them and drooled over them!
Folks from my church are amazed when I tell them that Bee Blessed is supported by blogger friends from all around the world!

Finally, photographic evidence that I have been working on my Across the Sea QAL back.

I really don't want to apologise for the sun shining in, but it doesn't make for a great pic!
One of these days I'm going to reveal to you all the other delights I've been making and squirrelling away, but I think I'll hold off a little longer!


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  2. Curiosity is piquing re your other secret makes - can't wait 'til you divulge! Love your little blocks for Karen - must get working on some myself.

  3. Love these blocks! Aren't our blogging friends truly remarkable!
    I have no idea why I'm having so much trouble with blogger now. My post will not show until a half hour later, and you had trouble with other things. I don't know what to do, and I know I'm not alone. Please try again. Hopefully things will be better. Warmly, Loretta

  4. Oh secret sewing! I like the sound of that! Are you going to be making more wonky stars blocks next month or are you moving to a new block?

  5. I really enjoyed making my little Kind Stitches blocks. Yours are lovely! It's so great what both you and Karen have organized. I'm so happy to participate in both bees :)

  6. It is so fun to see those blocks at your house, glad you like them!

  7. Now I have caught up with myself a little, and am feeling a little more human, after a month of virus, I will get my 'charity butt' in gear, promise xx

  8. Secrets? No fair lol. I will have to see what I can do the the Kind Stitches bee for now, and get back to you later in the year for Bee Blessed

  9. Naughty Judith for being such a tease! Lovely blocks and Quilt back though so I'll forgive you!

  10. Lovely blocks to send, received and for the QAL!

  11. I've got a bit behind in my blog reading and have just started a little catch-up. I love your cushion from a few posts ago and I'm surprised how much I like these coasters despite the fact that their made from all solids! I don't know how you manage to get so much sewing done with such a busy life!!
    Teresa x


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