More Bee blocks…

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This is our second month into the new CARE do. Good Stitches bee and I must admit that I’m really enjoying myself making blocks for great causes.

Ours is an international circle, so each month the blocks will go towards making a quilt for a cause of the quilter’s choice that month.
This month was Delores’ month. Delores also lives in Australia, and this month she is making a quilt for a family who lost their Wife, Mother, Sister etc… Shanean last year to non-hodgekins lymphoma. She was only 37.
You can read about her journey here in the blog that her husband kept if you would like to. Such a sad story.

So these are my contributions to the quilt. I used this tutorial here.
The colours specified were various shades of teal & green, so I thought that this Amy Butler print was a perfect match.

February CARE block 2
February CARE block 1

As well as making blocks each month of this bee, every 5 months I am one of the quilters and it is also my turn to set the block assignments, gather the blocks and make them into a quilt. We are only supposed to make 1 quilt in our month, however, I have gained everyone in the bee’s permission to put the block contributions toward my Blankets of Love for the hospital. Which means that it will be much better to make a large bunch of very small quilts rather than combine the quilts into 1 big quilt…

March is my month so I’ve currently got my thinking cap on for a suitable block design. I’ve a few options but haven’t quite settled on an idea… I’m not sure whether it’s better to get them to make 1 big block and have 1 block = 1 blanket, or whether we make combine 4 smaller blocks into 1 blanket.
Eeek lots to contemplate. Settling on a block design in the first place would really be helpful!

Wish me luck! Not long to go until I have to make my decision!!

4 COMMENTS

  1. Beautiful! Fab choice in fabric.

    I’m happy to make what ever block you’d like in what ever size you choose. Can’t wait to see what you decide on!

  2. Great blocks for this round.

    As for next round, sorry, not sure how big they’re meant to be and therefore what size a block would be, but I’m sure whatever you choose will be fab

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