Wednesday, 17 August 2011

The kindness of strangers ...



It has been a little while since I told you about my All Heart Appeal to raise money for Cancer Research and I thought I would do an update.

First of all I want to thank each and every one of you kind hearted people out there who have donated a heart or hearts for my appeal. I really do appreciate it and love the thought you have all put into making each and every heart. Some have involved some interesting techniques that I would never of thought of. You are all so generous.


At the moment they are all laid out on my design wall and I can't help looking at them and reconfiguring them to try and get the balance right.

After much thought I decided that having an all white/cream background might not allow the hearts to shine through enough so I decided to branch out and ask for pink or red backgrounds.

This has helped greatly and the layout now seems more harmonious with some colour popping out. I am in the process of making a few more pink or red blocks to fit into the bottom left corner to balance it out.

I now have about 50 blocks and would like about 64 to complete the quilt. Hopefully it will be completed by the end of September.

Again, thank you so much for your generosity. Anyone else wanting to donate a block is very welcome - just e-mail me and I will send you my address via e-mail (please make sure you send me an e-mail address if a no-reply blogger).

9 comments:

Sew Create It - Jane said...

They all look great up on the wall...it is going to make a fabulous quilt!!

susan said...

Caroline, send me a message after the kids have gone back to school if you still don't have enough and I will do you some more. Just say the word.

Anne said...

I'd be more than happy to make a heart block for this very worthy cause. I'll search back through your blog for details of the size you'd like. :)

Enchie said...

I'll be happy to make a block or two. It will surely make a wonderful quilt.

Liz said...

Caroline I will do some and I had a chat to another lady from Rocheberrie this morning who is doing some too.

Liz said...

I have 4 blocks to send to you if you can let me have your address I will pop them in the post. X

Rosa-Munda said...

Do you still need more hearts? I'm happy to make you a couple.

Lynda said...

Bet you're having fun/agonies arranging them! You're right that a few more red/pink backgrounds would be good. I'll see what I can do.

Lotti said...

Hi, Sorry to have been so slack, I said I'd do one and then it took so long and I went on holiday bladdy bladdy blah.... Anyway i have got 2 finished for you so if you could email me your address I will try to get them in the post tomorrow. What you have put together so far looks great