Thank you very much to everyone who responded to my last post about providing quilts to street children in Mexico City.
After much consideration, it was decided that the most secure route for the quilts to travel was via an address in the Netherlands.
For some of you, I realise that mailing costs for a single bed quilt would be too onerous. However, emailing with Nicolette has given me an alternative idea. She suggested I ask people for blocks. I will but I'd like them quilted please! If you want to join in, please make a 12 1/2" (unfinished) block but then treat it like a mini quilt and add wadding and backing and quilt it.
To answer some of the questions in the comments: I don't mind what colours or what pattern. I would think easiest would be Log Cabin but the choice is yours. Batting - equivalent of Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 but to be honest, the last QAYG quilt I made had a mixture of two different battings and you'd never know! So long as it is not super poofy or super flat it will all be fine :-)
Mail it to me and then all I have to do is assemble the blocks together in the Quilt As You Go method, add some binding and then I'm done. I can get them across to the Netherlands no problem.
If you're interested, please email me and I'll give you my snail mail address. In return, I ask that you put stamps on the envelope to me (as opposed to a franking machine) as there is a stamp collector in the family - thank you :-)
Meanwhile, I finished a cushion cover for Catherine who won my Sew Mama Sew Giveaway last month. I promised to make a cover reflecting the five words she had left: vintage, text, floral, some curves.
The back has a concealed zipper courtesy of the very good tutorial from Adrianne at On The Windy Side
And I quilted it quite densely.
It's now reached its new home.