Once I receive all the blocks, put it together and get it top-sewn, I will co-ordinate the donation of our quilt to "Quilts for Kids", which now is active in Canada.
For our quilt pattern, I've chosen the '"Rocky Mountain Puzzle", which will give us all a lot of room for creativity but still result in a stunning final quilt. Some great examples can be found here, and here, and here.
The tutorial we will follow can be found here, but I'd like the blocks to end up being 12", not 8:, so make the center square and the HSTs 3.5" and with a 2" border around the center square.... Bright, modern colours and prints will look best with this layout, I think...For the 'background' colour, please use plain white (no white on white, please). If you are inventive, using a fussy cut center will look neat...following a child's theme... a letter, a boat, a tiny deer, a child swinging on a swing, you name it, there are so many out there to choose from...
Can't wait to see how this quilt shapes up...
I'll send my mailing address via email, and just a heads up, April is also my month, so if you're ahead of schedule, wait to send them both at the same time to save on postage! But if you're like me, a delivery in December will be just fine too... Looking forward to seeing what creative things we all make to wrap up a child in love as they embark on the fight of their life.