|Japanese temari from my book|
Did you see the snow falling on the rescuers digging through the earthquake and tsunami rubble in northern Japan? It's cold there now. Yesterday I got an email from Luana Rubin at equilter.com about sending quilts to Japan. She is partnering with Mission of Love to ship supplies to the victims of this horrible disaster. I think this is a wonderful way to reach out personally to help. Luana is working on the logistics and I'll be posting about it as soon as she lets us know. I have an idea for a quilt to give.
I've pulled out a box of old denim jeans from our attic. I was saving them to make quilts and this is the perfect opportunity to use that fabric. It's so simple. Cut squares of denim, place wrong sides together with a print fabric, and sew them together with a 1 inch wide seam. The seams remain on the outside of this quilt. You clip the seams, wash and dry the quilt, and the seams get all fluffy when they fray. I bet some kids in Japan would love quilts like this. Denim - made in America - I'll attach a small temari and hope they'll know how much I care.
|Denim squares backed with orange print fabric. |
No, the cat's not real!
Be back soon with more details on the quilts.
David's recent comments bring us all back down to earth.
This is a good site to get accurate info on the nuclear situation
And here is another nice post to give perspective