Siblings Together is a wonderful charity which brings together siblings which have been separated by the care system. Quilts for Siblings Together was founded by Lynne from Lily’s Quilts and you can read all about how it started here and here. Last year I wasn’t at all confident in my quilting and didn’t join in. This year, however, I decided to get stuck in; after all, I’ve made one quilt since.
I gathered some fat quarters which were in the Fat Quarterly Retreat swag bag, some Kona white and pepper and the London fabric I bought for the retreat and started cutting them into 4″ squares. I then sat down with TouchDraw, a great app for the iPad, and designed a few quilts. In the end I decided to go for one I called ‘Confetti’ where the different fabrics looked as if they were falling from a white background onto a black one. I sewed one row together when, shock horror, TouchDraw crashed and I lost all of my designs (that’s what I thought anyway, Master has since recovered them). So I winged it and just randomly sewed together squares trying to make sure they were sort of evenly spread. Now, anyone who knows me knows it’s very hard for me to let go like that. I really like the result, though, and I’m sure I could do it again.
In the end, the quilt top ended up smaller than I had hoped but I ran out of fabric. At the moment it’s 50″ x 56″ which is a nice lap size but I wonder if it’s a bit small.