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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hearts for Christchurch

The thoughts of all New Zealanders continue to be with Christchurch.
On Friday our school had a Red & Black mufti day to raise funds for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal - we raised $2184.50 - a fantastic effort. I painted our boys' faces - in this photo my big boy is on the left.
A woman in Napier has started a lovely initiative called Hearts for Christchurch. We had a wet weekend so I used my spare moments to make some.
I started by making some with fabric paper - inspired by Belinda Spiwak's "Puffy Hearts" article in Cloth Paper Scissors : Sept/Oct 2008. You can download a colour copy of that article if you belong to the Quilting Arts community (it costs you nothing to belong).
Then I saw this really cool post by Tizart, and decided I would like to make fabric ones as well. I spray-basted scraps of fabric to thin batting, free-motion quilted it together with my favourite swirl motif, then cut out the hearts which are now stitched together, embellished and ready to post tomorrow.

4 comments:

Katherine said...

These hearts are so lovely - both artistically and emotionally - they radiate care and support!

Lisa said...

These are fantastic, both different types. You have been busy.

Joan - South Island, New Zealand. said...

Those hearts are beautiful. Very unique and pretty.

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

What a lovely way to support all those poor people.

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