Sunday, 9 March 2014

Soy Amado... doing a little good

Alison at Little Island Quilting is having a quilt block drive to put together quilts for former Mexican Street Children- Soy Amado (You are Loved), after a recent trip to Mexico City.  You can read all about it here.  She needs lots (hundreds) of 12.5 inch (unfinished) QAYG blocks to put together into quilts, and quite frankly, I defy any quilter to tell me they haven't got AT LEAST one or two orphan blocks that couldn't be put to better use, rather than cluttering up their sewing space/drawers/life.

So, I had a look around, and decided to kill 2 birds with one stone (so to speak).  The 2 blocks from last years Skill Builder BOM are on my FAL to find a use for, so it made sense to quilt them up, and get them sent off- it's a win win situation!

All done for Alison @littleislandquilting #soyamadoquilts

So have a little think about it, and do some blocks, you know you want to- it's way way easier than making a whole quilt, and great for clearing a bit of space for your other projects.

Ange xxx


  1. Good thinking missus! I genuinely have no orphans, they've all been made into bags

  2. They look fab!! I worked on two today as well :) I am slowly tackling those orphans!

  3. Love the colours in these blocks Ange, they will make a great addition to one of Alison's quilts :)

  4. You are good! And love your 'subtle' hint about hundreds of blocks being required.

  5. Good idea to clear out, I got rid of my orphan blocks too but for something else :)

    1. But I have sent a quilt off for the Soy Amado thing so I'm not completely heartless ;)

  6. I am working on some ( more ) blocks for Mexico City too! I will tackle one block right now!
    Off to the sewing room!
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  7. I've got some blocks that I"m waiting to quilt and send off. I did debate whether or not to do this with my Skill Builder blocks but I've got 6 done and 2 more nearly finished so i reckon there's enough for a small blanket. Someday soon!


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