Hello, and welcome! I would like to share with you a simple but jolly and bright quilt I made (with some help but I'll come to that later) for a very special cause.
Introducing the Acacia 16-patch, my entry into the large quilt category of the festival:
I wanted to make a couple of quilts for the UK based charity Siblings Together which helps maintain contact between brothers and sisters who have been separated from one another by the care system. You can read more about their work here, and find out about the quilting group here. More quilts are needed to reach our target of 100 for this years summer camps, so please do get involved if you can!
Pattern: St. Louis 16-patch
Fabric: Acacia by Tula Pink (top) and Birds and Bees also by Tula Pink (backing)
Quilting: very kindly and beautifully done for me by the lovely Mal after I posted an S.O.S. to the Flickr group for help
Binding: Scrappy, made using leftovers from the piecing of the top
Size: 56" x 70"
Labels for the quilts are generously provided by Spoonflower and provide the perfect finishing touch. Rebecca from the Spoonflower team has recently written a great post about the Siblings Together quilting group which features a piccy of the other quilt I made and additional details about how you can get involved :)
Thanks for reading, I'm off to have a look around the rest of the Quilt Festival now!
Finishing this quilt was one of my quarter 2 finish-along goals and I will be linking up this post at the end of the quarter ;)