Sunday, September 10, 2006

Red & White Blocks for Leukemia Project


As I posted on Friday, Clare over at Dordogne Quilter is getting a little red & white block project started to raise awareness about leukemia. For more information or if you're interested in whipping up a few red & white blocks of your own for the cause, please head on over to her blog.

I sketched these out Friday night and made them today. It was fun to play around with my flying geese tool and some Thangles - both for the first time in a year. I made little miniature (4", rather than 8" blocks) for myself, too!


For one of the blocks (Rocky Mountain Puzzle), I found inspiration and instructions at Marcia Hohn's Quilters Cache. What a great resource she has there!


Thanks to Judy at Quilting with Ragdolls for helping me find a fabric I saw on her blog in August - the red I've used most is called Wind and is from the Wuthering Heights collection by 3 Sisters for Moda. The other red is also from that collection and is called Wildflowers. I noticed that KCQuilter has used the fabric, too!

16 comments:

Doodlebug Gail said...

What pretty blocks, and for such a great cause as well. What will do you with the small 4" blocks? They'd look awfully nice with a red sashing.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Love your red and white blocks. I love r & w and blue and white combinations, but I know it would end up with a dog footprint on it here! I like Thangles too. The only way I do HS triangles now

Veronica said...

Your flying geese look great. I love that you can use them in so many different patterns. I, too enjoy making smaller versions of the big blocks especially when yu have leftovers. Your color purple quilt came out wonderful!

jpquilter said...

thanks for commenting on my blog - I love your red and white blocks - off to check out Clare's blog and find out about the leukemia project - Juliann

KCQuilter said...

It is so fun to see those gorgeous red fabrics made up in different blocks. My Birds of a Feather BOMs have those, you're right. Just love that collection.

Nines said...

two color quilts always seem so cheerful! I love your orange curtains on a previous post- my favorite color. And don't you just love the letters on the back of that TAW quilt? I do! Happy sewing!

Clare said...

You are a star!

Can't wait to see them "in the flesh".

Merci mille fois.

Clare xx

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Oh, those are so pretty. What a wonderful thing you're doing!

Shelina said...

I subscribe to your blog via bloglines, but it isn't letting me know when you update!
These red and white blocks are so cute, and so nice of you to be working on them for such an upstanding project.
I really like quilterscache too. It's like you really don't have to buy any patterns, because she has enough patterns to keep us busy for a lifetime.

Lois R. said...

Pretty! I love the Wuthering Heights fabrics, but I thought most of them were a bit too soft and washed out for me -- I guess I was wrong. That red fabric looks great contrasted against the white.

My favorite is your white variable star on a red background -- gorgeous!

Marcie said...

Your red blocks are wonderful! I would love to make some to contribute. I will keep watching your site for updates. And Clare's.

Libby said...

Love the red and white blocks and such a good cause too.
I also have not gotten a Bloglines update for you. Hmmm -- I'll just have to make sure I check in with everyone every few days just to make sure ... if you want a job done right, do it yourself *s*

Fiona said...

I have just checked on your blog as bloglines hasn't been updating for me either! Sorry about not commenting - am now going back to posts I missed!

Brit said...

wow, I wouldn't call these red. I'd call them that color close to red that I can tolerate....beautiful HOw many blocks are you sending off? great idea.

nicole_istanbul said...

Smiling Hello from Istanbul:)
Yes, I am also interested in making Blocks for Clare in Dordogne, France. I heartfully support all kind works to be done for charity. I will be honored if I can make any help for them with my Blocks. Thank you sooo much for the info:)

Nicole
Istanbul / Turkey.

April said...

I have had THE HARDEST TIME finding fabric to do a leukemia quilt that I want to raffle to help raise money for a sick friend of mine....
All I see is Breast Cancer Awareness fabric and it's frustrating!!
But I hope your project turns out GREAT!!