quilt blocks for aneela

I received my special delivery of Aneela Hoey's "Posy" fabric on Friday afternoon. Hello little bunnies, chickens, flowers and... is that pollen?!

As I mentioned on my previous post, several quilters are making blocks to comfort Moda fabric designer Aneela Hoey as she undergoes treatment for breast cancer. Chelsea at Pins and Bobbins has organized this project, and I knew that I wanted to participate as soon as I heard the sad news. Blocks can be made in either 10" or 5" (mine are 10") using any of Aneela's prints and need to be mailed out by July 1. You can read the full details of this project here. The pattern that we are using is a free tutorial by Canoe Ridge Creations. These were fast to sew - start to finish took me just 1 hour! - and really fun to make. I used fat quarters, but all you really need is 8 charm squares, plus some white stitch-and-flip corners. They were a calm, easy break from the complicated red, white and blue Butterscotch Tart blocks that have kept me occupied for the past few weeks. This pattern really allows the focus to be on the fabric.

I had to make a block from my favorite color combo, pink and green (ok, I cheated a bit with the lavender, but I wanted the block to have a softer look). And now I have 9 nearly full fat quarters to use in another project! I can't wait to see how Chelsea finishes the quilt, and I think that Aneela is really going to love receiving this gift. Get well soon!

I'm linking up with the Design Wall Monday over at Patchwork Times, and I invite you to check out what other quilters are working on this week.