Sunday 5 March 2017

Arohanui Quilts - still seeking donations

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to the Arohanui Quilts project (you can read my previous post about this here).

I have already collected enough blocks for about 7 quilts, which is amazing.  I've also been given pre-made binding for many more, for which I'm very grateful - it cuts down the time it takes to pull together a complete quilt substantially.  In fact, I think I have so much binding now that I probably don't need any more at this time.  

The two quilts in this post are the ones I have already assembled from  the blocks sent in by lovely kind internet friends, and collected from the generous members of Capital Quilters.  However, I reckon there are still orphan blocks floating around out there that would just love to find their way into a quilt for a child in need.

If you would like to contribute, send me an email or a direct message on Instagram, and I'll send you my address for posting. If you want to share your blocks on Instagram, use the tag #arohanuiquilts and I'll be able to track them down.  I have two sets of instructions - this one with a very basic QAYG block design, or this one with a more complex QAYG design.  Of course, you can use your orphan blocks or any other QAYG design you like - all the information is in the instructions.

Finally, if you don't have time before 1 April 2017, or you're in a location that makes sending blocks to New Zealand prohibitively expensive, please consider contributing QAYG blocks to Alison's Soy Amado Quilts project. You can find all the information here.