Like many others I would really like to be able to hop a plane to Japan to help people right now, or better yet, bring some Japanese people to the U.S.A. to share our home. Neither of those options is available to us right now, nor is donating a million dollars to fly over supplies.
What is a crafty gal to do besides helping with local donations and regular praying? Why create a quilt to auction, that's what!
Please join me in the creation of a "Veggie Market Vintage Themed Embroidered Quilt" to auction. Proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross for Japan.
I am so excited about this project that I am sharing it before I have even started any of my pieces or have a sketch up. Picture this! Patchwork with squares featuring embroidery done with vintage or vintage inspired patterns of veggies. They can be anthromorphic (with faces), in baskets, separate, or in bunches. Any veggies will do!
The plan is to have 12 ½ embroidered squares alternated with four patch blocks made of veggie themed or veggie colored fabrics. The four patch blocks would be made up of 4 – 6 ½ inch squares.
What is needed are 12 ½ embroidered squares on white done in basic crayon box colors including at least a 1 inch border that is embroidery free for assembly using vintage or vintage or vintage inspired patterns.
Also needed are donations of 6 ½ inch squares of veggie themed or veggie colored fabrics that are pre-washed and pressed. This is a good way to get a large variety of fabrics for a very scrappy quilt.
We also need a fun name for our quilt!
If you do not embroider or sew, but wish to be involved, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two good places to find vintage veggie embroidery patterns is the Hoop Love Group at Flickr and the Vintage Embroidery Patterns Group at Flickr.
Please leave a comment if you have any additional ideas or want to help in any other ways. Email me at email@example.com when you are ready for a mailing address.