Quilts · Sewing

sewing for good: my first heart builders quilt

Heart Builders Pinwheel Quilt Top by goldilocks + her three cubsIt’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!

Heart Builders Kit

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.

Heart Builders Pinwheel Quilt Top by goldilocks + her three cubsI tweaked the design a bit, and I started arranging and re-arranging the blocks until I finally came up with the design.

Heart Builders Pinwheel Quilt Top by goldilocks + her three cubs

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!

Heart Builders Pinwheel Quilt Top by goldilocks + her three cubsI 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.

4 thoughts on “sewing for good: my first heart builders quilt

  1. Greetings Miss Danielle – I’m on Team 19 of the Heart Builders as the 2nd part of the journey of the quilt tops, longarm quilter. My soul is nourished and fed by finishing quilts for the Heart Builders kidlins. It’s such a blessing to know I’m a tiny cog in the gear work of something so beautiful and effective. Blessings to you.


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