Sunday, June 24, 2007

Raspberries and runner beans

As it's been raining non-stop I've made a start on the CW(ish) Doll Quilt. Here's a bit of it.
I did nip down to the allotment in between showers to try to pick some raspberries - there are loads of ripe ones but I haven't been able to pick them because it's always raining.
I picked quite a few but then it started to rain again so I came home. I did remember my camera though and the rain will do the runner beans good.

Have you seen Jen (Fairybread) and Jen's (Hedgehog) posts about Quilts for Leukaemia? I've made a few of the red and white blocks for Clare, but was beginning to worry about the fact that while it's relatively easy to show support by making a block, Clare still has to purchase the backing and batting. Luckily, the two Jens did more than think about it, they have come up with a cunning plan - at Quilter's Quarter, an online store in the US, there is an option to buy a Gift Certificate that can be emailed to Clare, which she could then use to buy batting and backing fabric. Quilter's Quarter accepts PayPal, and they felt that quilters, if they were able to donate, would be confident that their donation would go toward quilting supplies and not toward a bottle of wine! (Clare does live in France!). The smallest gift certificate is US $10, but they think the store might be prepared to accept 2 people each donating $5 to make up one certificate.


I am not for a moment pressuring anyone to contribute - all of our circumstances are different and it is always an individual choice, but it is a very worthwhile cause and if you have made any blocks you might want to know about this.


13 comments:

KCQuilter said...

Oooh, love that doll quilt! Is this the one you get to keep? Wonderful colors!

gwen said...

This quilt looks very much civil war to me. And so scrappy, lovely.
Happy eating your rasberries between the rain! Take care.

Jane Weston said...

This rain is unbelievable. We've been dashing between raindrops here too and have even bought new umbrellas so we can have one in each of the cars and in the house too. Just gotta wonder when is it going to stop. It's pay back for the 6 weeks of nice weather in April!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- look at those raspberries! I think I'd have to bear the rain if I had a wonderful raspberry patch like that! Yum -- raspberry jam!

atet said...

The CW doll quilt is adorable and I am envious of your fresh raspberries. We had 4-5 huge bushes in my yard when I was young. My parents always complained they never got any berries. That was because I was out in the yard eatting them off of the bushes! yummmy!

Tanya said...

Your CW doll quilt looks as delicious as the raspberries! My dog digs up my raspberries so we haven't gotten any yet this year.
And yes! the rainy season is here and that's all we get too!

Jelly Wares said...

Your doll quilt looks great, I'm not sure what a Civil War quilt looks like but I'm sure that your pretty close. Your garden is gorgeous! I bet those rasberries are sweeter then the shop bought ones.

Jodie

Solidia said...

Your quilt is very pretty! I KNOW your partner will love it!! :)

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

That doll quilt is looking pretty civil to me!
And raspberries, yum, but where is the photo with the flowers, jug, and raspberry cake all artfully arranged...and then where is my plate full!!??lol Tracey

Finn said...

Hi Fiona, I love your scrappy is all take on the CW doll quilt. I'm sure that would have been the reality, because who had full pieces to cut up into triangles for a doll quilt? None, I'm sure, not from what I've seen of the poverty the South was reduced to during the conflict. I think you are right on the button with this one, pattern and fabrics *VBS* can I ask what size square you are cutting to split? It's hard to tell from the picture of the blocks.
The raspberries look lushish, but oh, the rain!!!! Hope that you can still harvest a good crop.
Hugs, Finn

pasha said...

Very nice CW quilt (I do love your keeper quilt just a teeny bit more though!)

Dordogne Clare said...

Jus catching up on blogs and didn't realise that you had mentioned Quilter's Quarter. Thanks for the links.

Hedgehog said...

Thanks for mentioning this way to help Clare with her project! Love the work you've been up to while I've been away.