Saturday, June 26, 2010

200th Post and Spread the Cheer Project.

Yay! I made it to 200 posts, proving that in the blog world as  in real life, I "talk" A LOT! I'm having so much  fun with this blogging lark. I've got to know some fabulous people and made some really great friends. Let the    Love-fest continue.  Thank you all of you who make repeat visits, comment, lurk and tell me what you think about this blog of mine and the inane, sometimes really random stuff that appears here.

Lane over at That Man Quilts? did an interesting post this week about his frustration with some of the less desirable things that occur on our planet.  The comment I left suggested that we should be  the change we want to see in the world. I've been thinking about it ever since. And I've decided that instead of complaining about how awful some things are  (or worse still doing nothing)  I'm going to actually do something. I'm adopting the "Go Big or Go Home" motto Elizabeth often refers to on her blog. And I'm going BIG baby.

Last week  I read about a project called Spread the Cheer , being organised  by Shruti at  13 Woodhouse Road. Shruti 's goal is to be able to give 40 quilts  to an orphanage in Sangli, India by November 2010. Shruti has blogged about how Elizabeth at Oh Fransson  and Valentina of Valentina's Corner are on board and will be donating a quilt each to the cause.

Remember this pile of lusciousness that I showed you last weekend?  This is the girly portion of the Deb Strain Love U Layer cake I bought recently. Don't you think this would be perfect for a baby girl's cot quilt?

And since I don't know any baby girls it seems like providence to me that Shruti's cause needs quilts and I have this fabric laying round and no planned purpose for it. Plus  I think this cause  would make a great home for the vintage sheet quilt I did earlier in the year so I've committed to donating two quilts. 5 quilts down for project Share the Cheer  - 35 quilts to go.

If you're sitting thinking "That sounds like a great idea but I can't commit to a whole quilt" you can help in other ways by donating  fabric (Scraps are welcome) batting (Scraps are welcome) UFO's , blocks,  or binding strips and she will make them into quilts for Spread the Cheer. So if you would like to help head on over to 13 Woodhouse Road and make contact.   I really want to get the word out there about this  because at the moment, all Shruti's really hearing is crickets.

Wow I went link mad today ..I hope you clicked each and every one because there might be a pop quiz in a future post and you'll want to be prepared.


Shevvy said...

Wow, 200 posts. Congratulations.
I love the idea of the donated quilts. Will check out the blog link.

Unknown said...

Congrats on your 200 post...Gorgeous fabrics for a little Girl's Quilt..I'm sure it will be very well Recieved...

Coloradolady said...

I am going to head over there now....and about that beautiful vintage sheet quilt...I am glad it will have a great home ;)

Have a great day!

Kris said...

A pop quiz? You're kidding, right? I hope you're kidding because I can't take that kind of stress. Man, following blogs is such hard work these days! Lololol

Donating sounds like the right thing to do. I'm off to check your links.

Alisa said...

Wohoo! What a great way to celebrate 200. Those fabrics are lovely for a girl's cot. Have fun making that one up.

Elizabeth said...

November you say? That gives me plenty of time to procrastinate this one. I bought a pre-printed baby quilt top to practice free-motion on. Perhaps I can get on the ball and send that one in. What a lovely idea.

Oh, and thanks for the shout-out! :D

AnnieO said...

Congrats on 200 posts! You have beaten me there by 10 posts but I'll soon catch up, daresay. Great idea for your change the world project--the fabrics are gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Congrats on your 200th post! :-)

Hey, I love the spread the cheer idea. I'll check out the links. And now you've got me thinking.... (watch out, sometimes that's dangerous).

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I love that idea! I have found a group that accept baby blankets for the pre-term babies and stillborns. I too wanted to give something back and I liked the idea of the parents having a nice keepsake that was warm and soft, made and given with love, just like a hug. xx

Those fabrics will be perfect for a baby girl quilt :-)