Sunday, August 1, 2010

‘Sharing’ My block for Fresh Hope!

I have been sat here for the best part of 20 minutes writing and re-writing this post! Truth is, I have been so excited about us Gum Tree girls introducing ‘Springtime’ with you that I am stumbling for words!


So… I thought I’d carry on stumbling as it’s more interesting than looking at a blank page! he he..


‘Springtime’ is a beautiful quilt designed by the Gum Tree Designers for the wonderful charity, Fresh Hope. You can read the full story behind it and see the finished quilt here. :-)


I’d like to introduce you to the block that I designed, and share my inspiration with you…


“Sharing”


Vikkis Springtime block



When reflecting on the charity ‘Fresh Hope’, I considered how liberating it would be for the young women receiving care to be able to share their problems; and also, I envisaged their tremendous courage in accepting help. It led me to thinking about the innocence of youth, with no fears of sharing, and a bounty of trust in the heart. With the theme of Springtime, the vision of a young girl sharing acorns with a squirrel popped in to my mind. The usually timid creature felt safe and trusted in his young companion’s company while she enjoyed his beauty - out in the open air - with no boundaries.


It has been an honour to contribute to Fresh Hope Patterns, and a privilege to work with such beautiful women in making it happen. Thank you Vicki, thank you Dawn, thank you Jenny, thank you Fee, thank you Cheryl, thank you Joy and thank you Judith! My dear friends! Special thanks also to darling Blossom (Jenny’s daughter) for designing the ninth block – it’s so special! :-) {{Hugs darling girl!}}


For the full story, head on over to Among the Gum Trees. Or you can visit the Gum Tree girls’ individual blogs to view each of the blocks they designed and read the inspiration behind them, by clicking on each of the names in the paragraph above!


The pattern for this quilt will be made available through Fresh Hope Patterns in the very near future! :-)


Until next time – enjoy sharing! Hugs! Vikki xx

15 comments:

Vicki said...

I enjoyed this journey with you sweetie and I love your block you lovingly stitched. Hugs Vicki xoxoxox

SheilaC said...

What a wonderful idea! I love the block you designed and can't wait for this to be available!

SheilaC

Allie said...

What an adorable block, Vikki, I love it and your inspiration. I'm really loving hearing all the stories behind this, and I can't wait for the pattern to be available!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Sweet Vik, there is always an innocence, a hope, and a welcome in your designs, and this beautiful block is no different. It has been a delight to work alongside you through the journey of Springtime! We finally birthed our beautiful baby!! \o/ Congratulations 'mum'! :-)

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Its a wonderful block Vikki,

You girls have created something beautiful and I love its raison d'etre.
Hugs, Sharon

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

eeekk!! So cute!!

sue niven said...

very cute indeed Vikki, i think it conveys freshness and spring very nicely.

Joy said...

You're just so beautiful dear Vikki ... inside and out. You are the sweetest most giving-est person and I'm so pleased to have shared this journey with you.
Isn't it so exciting to finally share our "Springtime" with everyone :o)!!??!
Love n hugs,
Ethel xxx *mwah* xxxxxxxx

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

A lovely block for a beautiful quilt.

Nina Morelli said...

Oh....i really love your block....
It is so beautiful and " Fresh Hope" as your smile..... Great girl!
Hugs
Nina

BubzRugz said...

The block is beautiful.... as is the whole quilt... such a lovely idea.. Hugz
Fiona

Micki said...

The block you designed is wonderful!
Micki

Elyte said...

Great work Vikki. You and the girls have done a wonderful job.

Stephanie said...

This is a very lovely collaborative quilt. Darling block.

KaHolly said...

Vikki, you've done it again! How thought-provoking and insightful this stitchery is. It makes more than one statement. I would buy the quilt pattern just to get his one stitchery!! ~karen

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