It’s been a little quiet here, right? It’s been quite busy offline, I promise-the proof is on my Instagram feed!
About a year ago, I learned about Stash Builder Box, a monthly quilting subscription box. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Amanda, the owner and founder, and I love this one mama company more and more each month. Amanda has a heart for charity, so 20% of the proceeds from each box sold go toward quilts for children. The team entrusted to make these handmade gems are called Heart Builders, and I am lucky enough to be a part of this amazing group of makers!
I received my first kit about 2 months ago and was thrilled to get started. It was definitely a challenge. I had a few yards of a floral print and about 1/2 yard of a solid yellow. I had a few other coordinating solids in my stash and had this grand idea of making about
a million 88 6″ pinwheel blocks with the print and solids. As I got into the quilt (too far to turn back), I realized it was a crazy undertaking. Making all of those half square triangle units was taking an eternity. I was running out of solids, and I would have had a ton of the floral print left over. Since I was using donated fabrics, I wanted to make the most effective use of them.
I tweaked the design a bit, and I started arranging and re-arranging the blocks until I finally came up with the design.
My quilt top will now go to another team member who will make it into a complete quilt. From there, it will go to a child in need.
It has been an absolute honor to make this cheery quilt top, and I love the thought of a precious kiddo snuggling up under it. If you would like to get involved in the Heart Builders mission, you can donate fabric or other supplies. You can also purchase a kit to go to a Heart Builder to be assembled. You can even request me as the maker!
I love to sew for good. If you ever need a donated handmade item for an auction or something else, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I will do my best to make something myself or to find another maker who can help out if I am unavailable.