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Sunday, 26 June 2016

FPP Hearts & Strip Rainbows

#QuiltsForPulse FPP Hearts Rainbow Stash Buster

It feels like forever since I had some sewing I could actually share with you and that doesn't need to be kept secret - the thing is I wish there was no reason for me to be making today's blocks at all. They're #QuiltsForPulse blocks; the quilting community led by the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild has come out in force to make quilts for those affected by the recent terrible events in Orlando, Florida.

I'm working with two groups: the first is Quilting For A Cause organised by Diane Bohn of From Blank Pages.  Diane has set up this Facebook group for quilters to come together to make charity quilts: individual members of the Modern Quilt Guild; anyone who isn't a member of another quilt guild; and anyone else who simply wants to get involved or needs help providing quilts for a charity/cause.

#QuiltsForPulse FPP Hearts

These three blocks are foundation paper pieced hearts and will be part of this amazing Love is Made of Hearts quilt designed by Diane.


If you'd like to find out more about the Quilting For A Cause group and maybe get involved this post on Diane's blog explains everything. 

#QuiltsForPulse FPP Hearts

My blocks are ready to post off to Diane and I've included a piece of The City Quilter's NYC subway fabric to say thanks for all her amazing work in creating this quilt and the charity group.

#QuiltsForPulse FPP Hearts

The second group I'm working with is my own guild - the NYC Metro MOD Quilt Guild.  Our current charity block just happens to be Rainbow Strips.

Instructions:
Rainbow Strip Stash Buster Block
stick to one rainbow colour only in each block; 
join strips - wonky or straight; 
then trim to 6" x 8" blocks with strips in either direction.  

#QuiltsForPulse Rainbow Strip Stash Buster

A simple, fast and great stash buster block, it didn't take long to sew up these six and the blocks will now be pieced together into a heart quilt and sent off to the Orlando MQG.

#QuiltsForPulse Rainbow Strip Stash Buster

If you'd like to know more about how you can help the Orlando MQG #QuiltsForPulse here are three links giving full details:


#QuiltsForPulse FPP Hearts



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16 comments:

  1. Those heart blocks are beautiful and I love the rainbow strips.

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  2. Such a great patterns. I love the way to hearts came out.

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  3. Your hearts are great. I love the rainbow strip.

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  4. Those rainbow blocks are a great way to use up fabric scraps and they look lovely.

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  5. Your FPP hearts are amazing! All straight lines, but with the effect of smooth, beautiful curves. And I love how the background grays are similar, but subtly different for added detail and interest up close.

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  6. Lovely blocks Chris, the rainbow strips are a great idea.

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  7. Both of these projects are beautiful. The Love is Made of Hearts quilt is indeed amazing!

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  8. Those hearts are just amazing! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

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  9. Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Saturday Spotlight post this week!
    Saturday Spotlight
    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  10. All of your blocks look great. I especially love those rainbow strips and would love to see how the guild project unfolds.

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  11. Both of those group quilts are going to be amazing. We are doing a sewing day at our Guild (Perth MQG) this month for Orlando too ... so sad that we seem to be making quilt after quilt for such tragic causes lately.

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  12. The hearts are lovely and the big quilt is going to be simply stunning!!

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  13. Stopping by from Fabric Frenzy Friday... you're blocks are sooooo pretty! The final quilt is sure to bring comfort not only from the bright beautiful hearts but from being wrapped in the love of so many quilters.

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  14. Dein Herz Quilt wird wunderschön
    Live Grüße Karo

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  15. Just love the beautiful hearts! The colors are so pretty! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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  16. Saw you on Sew Cute Tuesday a and love the rainbow blocks. The collection of hearts for such a fine cause!

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