Hearts instead of Challenge

Posted by on 16 March 2019 | 1 Comments

Sunday is often a time I spend with my daughter Emma quilting and today is no exception however instead of working on our challenge pieces which we have postponed for this week, together we are working on making heart blocks as the nation mourns the loss of 50 lives after the mass shooting in Christchurch last week. Such a sad sad time.

A kiwi quilter's tradition is to make heart blocks (known as healing hearts) for anyone in need whether they have been injured or going through bereavement or dealing with illness or tragedy.... in this case, they are for the families of the victims. The blocks are put together, quilted and finished, then given to those in need.

heart blocks1

applique heart blocks

heart blocks2

I love to applique so that's what I make, but blocks can also be pieced. For those looking for an applique heart, I drew this one up especially for today's block so feel free to use it. The heart fits into a 6" finished square.

Heart Applique Template

If you would like to make healing hearts too, you can find the details on this facebook page: Angels in Gumboots

For those who are following along with our challenge, we know you'll understand and hope you will continue on with your project. We'll be working on ours again soon with an update next week.

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  • What a nice tradition. Prayers for the families.

    Posted by Barbara, 17/03/2019 7:18am (2 years ago)

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