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Monday, 2 July 2012

All Together Now...

Today I am proud to be linking up with Lynne over at Lily's Quilts and with all the other contributors who responded to the call for help in the name of Siblings Together.

Quilts for Siblings Together

Lynne's post today goes into the background of this wonderful cause, and the reason a bunch of merry quilters got together to do something to hopefully make the lives of a group of youngsters just that little bit more cosy.  Please go read all about it and visit some of the other bloggers who are linking up the quilts they made or contributed to, for the cause too.


How many times have I shouted at my kids "Well if you don't like it, go and find yourselves another Mummy and Daddy"?  I don't mean it, obviously; and it's OK, they don't read my blog!

But what if something so awful did happen, and they had to, would the 3 of them stay together?  I can't bring myself to think that one through.


They, indeed we, are the lucky ones; they get pretty much everything they ask for, and definitely everything they need, all within a 'traditional family unit'.  But you don't need me to tell you that not everyone has that stable security, and even when they do, having a quilt of your own can be more than just a blanket.


I hope I have made something for most-likely a teenage girl; (I am not afraid to stereotype that a big pink and black quilt is most likely destined to end up with a 14 year old female!), who will be able to cart it about, snuggle in front of the TV with it, or maybe even get to lay out in the sun on it, whilst knowing that somewhere some batty old woman, (well, we are all old to teenagers!), thought it would be a great idea, and cared enough to sew up something so pink, without wanting anything in return, just because.

I posted about my contribution when I first made the quilt, and I have since been able to take it to Retreat, sew a label on and have it collected with so many others after the Jubilee weekend.

Thank you again to Trudi for providing me with the wadding so that I could get it all finished and looking splendid, and thank you to Lynne for co-ordinating this worthwhile bit of stitchery.

Please check out the 100 Quilts for Kids blog hop if you want to get involved in making something too, it looks like there will be lots of great ideas coming out of that one.

Swim, Bike, Quilt

Right then, I am off to cuddle the kids, before I start barking at them to tidy up and stop fighting... again. xxx

23 comments:

  1. lovely quilt, and such a fab cause xx

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  2. Beautiful post and beautiful quilt!

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  3. Well done Hadley - it'll be much loved, I'm sure!

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  4. I just adore this quilt ... I bet whoever gets it just wraps herself up in it straight away! I would!

    Lovely post Hadders, hold em tight x

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  5. awww. Lovely quilt, and at least with 3 around you're surely not short of a cuddle when you need one!

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  6. Great post and a very snazzy quilt.

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  7. Lovely quilt and another post to make us all teary eyed.

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  8. It really is a lovely quilt and spot on for the intended recipient:-)

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  9. It really is such a great teen girl quilt!

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  10. The quilt looks awesome! I'm sure a teenage girl out there will love it! =D

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  11. I'm sure a teen girl will love what that batty old bird made ;o)

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  12. Nice. And bright! But what ARE those hanger things - they look awesome! Have never seen those b4

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  13. Beautiful quilt and post. I know your quilt will be well loved.

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  14. Lovely quilt with magnificent colours. Well done.

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  15. This batty old woman loves your quilt and I'm sure a hip 14-year-old will too!

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  16. Great post you batty OLD thing you!

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  17. This is a beautiful quilt which I know will be loved by whoever receives it...what a great idea!

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  18. Gorgeous quilt and fab cause!

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  19. The quilt will be perfect and it is impossibly hard to think about the what ifs and those already affected kids. Good thing for all the batty old women who helped out on this and all the similar ventures.

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  20. Always a pleasure to see this one again. It's going to be a great big hug for one young lass. jxo

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