The last couple of weeks of June have been very full with quilt shows and weddings and end of year committee meetings. It's been a while since I've sewn anything much and a while since I've posted. This all changed on Friday.
I spent a quiet Canada Day gardening (well attacking the weeds) in the backyard and then putting together 8 heart blocks (tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew) to add to the 36 blocks I had received from friends.
Then on Saturday I got together with Cyndy and Wendy and we put the blocks together. It was good to work on this project together. Usually when we get together to sew we are each working on our own projects and we help each other out but this time it was a collaborative effort. One person would sew blocks together into rows, while another ironed and the other sewed the rows together.
We made some additional blocks as well to fill in the colour gaps and again one person would be cutting, another marking the sewing lines and one person sewing.
Here's the finished product.
What started out as one quilt top became three quilt tops. Thanks to Cathy, MaryAnne, Cyndy, Cheryl W., Lana, Wendy, Cheryl C. and Katrina. Working on this project gave us all a way to respond to our feelings of sadness and helplessness around the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub. I for one, was touched by the generosity of so many of my quilting friends. I'll be mailing the tops to Orlando on Monday just before the impending postal strike.
I'm linking this up to Main Crush Monday cause I'm crushing on quilting friends and the quilting community, that so often fills me with hope.