Although Queensland where I live had some fires - quite a while back, and there was a lot of damage, the fires here didn't reach the epic proportions of those further south. IN Brisbane we had a few smoky days.
It was such a sad story hearing about it all.
So when WMQG said they needed blocks, I thought that was something I could do to help.
The response has been overwhelming - and a recent post says they have now received over 4000 blocks. That is 200 quilts. And the final posting date is 1st March.
The blocks have come from all over the world.
Anyway - back to the tale . . .
I grabbed one of the patterns from WMQG and make these a little while back.
A few weeks ago, I received an email at work - suggesting that we could use our Volunteer Leave days to help organisations that were still working in relation to the bush fires. We get two days a years and mostly, I have not used both days...for a number of reasons.
But I thought I would give this a try - so asked if making quilt blocks for quilts for fire victims etc . . .was allowable - "Yes, go for it, a great way to use your Volunteer day/s"
So, today I sewed these blocks:
The foundation pieced trees created a bit of wastage, so I grabbed some of the leftovers and make a crazy patch piece of fabric and then hand drew a tree!!!
(Well I know its simple...but I do not draw well)
It's a bit wonkier than planned...I had a mishap with the trunk - but it is going to a Modern Quilt Guild and I think I recovered it well enough. Maybe if you zoom in you will see some decorative stitches on the trunk!!!
I'm also working on some QAYG blocks to send away. 19 1/2 done - aiming for 35 - enough for one quilt.