Friendship Fabrics: it’s parcel season….

Another exciting parcel this morning!

Screen shot 2014-12-17 at 6.01.11 PMScreen shot 2014-12-17 at 6.01.37 PMThis time, it’s from Emmely of Infectious Stitches, in the Netherlands.  She enclosed three pieces of indigo, which I’ve already cut into squares for hexies, some lovely fabrics from the Robert Kaufman Urban Zoology collection she’s sure I’ll find a use for, and a beautiful hand made fabric card with her message on it.

After a horrible week of dreadful news both here and abroad, my faith in humanity is being slightly restored by these symbols of kindness, friendship and generosity, of hands held out and collaboration between perfect strangers.

At this rate, the Worldwide Friends quilt is going to be massive; I suspect there’s going to be considerable piecing and possibly also hexies on the back, otherwise the thing will be totally out of control!

Now, of course, the pressure is really on. I think I’ll be spending Christmas with my hands a blur of stitching – when I’m not in the kitchen, that is!

I think it’s time to pay it forward. Is there anyone out there who needs a particular kind of fabric scrap for something they’re working on? If so, tell me, and I’ll have a hunt through my considerable stock!


13 thoughts on “Friendship Fabrics: it’s parcel season….

  1. kymlucas says:

    I’m going to share your blog with a good friend of mine who’s currently in treatment for ovarian cancer. She’s a HUGE quilter, and I bet you’d enjoy “meeting” each other.

  2. EllaDee says:

    The indigo fabrics from Emmely are lovely for your quilt and I’m sure the bright extras and quirky owls will make themselves known for a new project.
    It’s been lovely for me, a non-quilter/sewer to tag along virtually because it’s a lovely blogging community 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      And we need people like you to keep us from getting too self-involved and precious about what we’re doing. I like all sorts of things and ideas, and don’t want my blog to turn into an exclusive quilting forum, so I love comments and thoughts from people outside that interest.

  3. I love those owls, but I love even more the sharing and generosity that I am seeing. Honestly the world is full of kind, caring people, but is blighted by a few monsters. All I can say is, let’s keep doing nice things for one another because I’m sure it’s contagious!

    • katechiconi says:

      Agreed. I strongly subscribe to the ‘pay it forward’ principle. I’m going to end up with more fabric than I can possibly use for this quilt, so I’m already planning what I might be able to make for all the donors as a small thank you…

  4. Hi Kate, I came over via Dr Snail, capitulating at last and just read back through five or six posts. And now absolutely forced to follow you on account of the amazing things you are doing with scraps of hexagonal shaped fabric and your global friends! Wow!! I have to see where this all goes.

    I am not a quilter – I have made some quilts, but they ended up being pretty rough and ready and appliqued and blinged to death so they are really more ornament than use. I retired from quilt making pretty quickly. 🙂

    I love the global aspect of our on-line world, the way support goes hand-in-hand with generosity and allows all the good people out there to feel they have a voice, can take part and do make a difference. Your blog is obviously such a one. So nice to meet you 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      Welcome to Chiconia! I’ve enjoyed reading your comments on the Snail of Happiness, and am glad you’ve joined us. I’m physically incapable of sitting still in the evening with nothing to occupy my hands, whether it’s stitching hexies or embroidery, or knitting very badly. So things tend to get made. I love the collaborative nature of blogging, and tried to introduce some of that with this latest quilt. I have to say, it’s working very well, to the extent that I’ve had to start a spreadsheet to keep track of who has sent what!

  5. claire93 says:

    those Kaufman fabrics look fun ^^

    • katechiconi says:

      I don’t usually like this style of print much, but the owls and the other bird print also in the pile are very cute, and I love the spots and stripes. I will have to think what to do with them…

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