65 Roses Quilt WIP

In my creative space this week, Cath and I worked on our blocks for Whipup’s 65 Roses Quilt. This charity quilt will be donated to the Australian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and it will be auctioned off at their annual gala next May.

I turned my little dining area into a sewing room for us to work in. Complete beginners in quilt making with zero quilts to our credit but we were willing to give it a go for charity. It was funny watching each other struggle with the most basic things like pressing fabric and cutting squares!

Sewing squares for charity

And my lack of focus and impulsive nature led me down a frustrating path. As you can see from the above picture, I had jumped out of my seat halfway through sewing to take this shot. Bad move. Look what happened to my first block:

Not-so-right Square Block

My mushroom fabric is facing the wrong way! I know some of you might be thinking, just turn it around you silly girl. No can do. The cream, plain fabric has to be on the top left. So I had to resew another block. I guess I needed the practice anyway.

In the end, we both got there. This is my block:

Charity Square Block WIP

It’s not finished yet. A rose design of some sort needs to embellish the cream square. I would like to crochet this rose motif {pattern} to sew onto it. Just need to get some red thread this weekend. I’ll be able to show you the completed block next week.

If you are interested in donating a completed rose block to this quilt, all the instructions are available at Whipup {tutorial}.

More creative spaces at Kootoyoo.


6 Responses to “65 Roses Quilt WIP”

  1. Stitchpunk says:

    You’re so brave! I’m completely intimidated by quilting. The fabrics are super cute and they look great together so I’m sure it will turn out beautifully!
    .-= Stitchpunk´s last blog ..Art or accident? =-.

  2. Sally says:

    I’ve never had a go at quilting so I’m marvelling that you even noticed the fabric was the wrong way. When I started sewing earlier this year I made a dress for my daughter and it wasn’t for months later when I was looking at a photo that I noticed the print was sideways… ooops!
    So – bravo to you for even noticing 🙂
    Great block. Great heart to give it a go for charity. Great stuff.
    .-= Sally´s last blog ..my creative space – kiss* =-.

  3. Great quilt block! I will pop in to check the finished block out next week:)
    .-= Katia (Plushka)´s last blog ..Black & yellow =-.

  4. Mette says:

    Looks really great! I´m very interested in quilt crafts. Maybe some day…:)
    .-= Mette´s last blog ..Artisan studies / Opiskelutöitä =-.

  5. Umi says:

    Love what you and Cath are doing for charity. I hope it’ll fetch a good price at the auction.

  6. Tere says:

    oh, I like this project very much!
    .-= Tere´s last blog ..Get Organized with Jeri ! =-.

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