Saturday, August 20, 2011

Caroline's All Heart Appeal for Cancer Research UK

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My friend Caroline, from The Contented Quilter, is creating a quilt or two to raise money for Cancer Research UK.  I wanted to contribute, so I made two heart blocks for her creations.  This is my first time trying applique, so be kind.  I have a lot to learn, but it was an OK start. 

I wanted to embellish a bit, as you don't often get that chance.  So, I did a bit of embroidery.  In this heart, I filled in the center of each flower with a little yellow french knot and stitched around the edge with a running stitch.  It is a little hard to see, but it is there.  Honest.

Here I just used little french knots in white floss along the edge of the heart.  I liked this one best, I think.

It only takes 10-15 minutes for a block and they give you the freedom to create anything you'd like.  It's a great way to spend half an hour, for a great cause.  I hope you join in too! Here, in Caroline's words, are the details: 

I'm aiming to raise money for Cancer Research UK by selling raffle tickets for a quilt I will make with donated hearts. At the moment I am still at the 'heart' gathering stage - I need as many blocks as possible of 8" squares of red or pink fabric with a heart/hearts sewn into the centre. The hearts can be any size, any shape (just heart-like), embroidered, appliqued or pieced I really don't mind . I'm hoping to make more than one quilt to raffle off as a prize. There is no time limit but I would like to have made a quilt by September. More info on my blog

yours gratefully
Caroline xxx


Lynne said...

Lovely hearts for a great cause. I hope your firend gets a great response.

My Nanna and my dad died with cancer (though it was not the primary cause of death for either of them). Having looked into my family history,I am stunned at how many of my direct ancestors death certificates have the word "malignant" on them! For all these people, known and loved, and not known at all, I will donate to Daffodil Day this coming Friday in Australia. Funds raised go to cancer research.

Judith said...

These are lovely, especially like the french knots. I sent mine off to Caroline some weeks ago but haven't heard from her if she's got them or not. Are you in regular contact with her? Jxo

Katy Cameron said...

Great idea, they're both pretty

Flying Blind... said...

Lovely job missus xx

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