Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Unity Quilt Block

The internet is such a fabulous communication tool. Last Thursday I learned that there was a group in Israel asking Jews the world over to send a quilt block so that quilts can be made for the families of the three Israeli boys that were kidnapped and subsequently murdered a few weeks ago. I knew I had to make one.
The block needed to be 10" and predominantly blue and white. This was the first block that I made. (It looks quite yellow due to the lighting, or lack thereof. )I thought about how the many diverse pieces of fabric represented all of the diverse people around the world who were mourning for these three young men.

Then I added a heart, thinking about all of the hearts that were breaking for these three families.
At this point I thought the appliqué did nothing to enhance the block and vice versa. The background was just too busy. Contrast continues to be an issue for me.
So I decided to create another background that had a simpler pattern.
And then added three hearts with high contrast, to represent the three young men.

I sent it off to Israel via US Mail and it will arrive in 7-10 days.
I certainly hope these quilts give some comfort to these families. They will feel the love from around the world.

If you would like to participate, here's the blog address:
The deadline is August 15th.  If mailing from the U.S., it takes 7-10 days to get to Israel.

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  1. What a wonderful gesture! You are a good person.

  2. Can you tell me where to send a block? It is personal for me. My children still cherish the quilts given to them after 9/11 in memory of their brother.

  3. Cheryl, it's a beautiful block. It will be well appreciated.

  4. Beautiful and thanks for passing on the info.

  5. How funny. I have made several of your patterns. And now together, we are making a quilt for the three families.

  6. I'm an old Philly girl, now living in Israel. I also have sent in my block for the comfort quilts that will be presented to 3 families that lost their sons. I have seen your work and have one of your patterns. You are very gifted and I'm so pleased that you took the time to send off a block to Israel for this special project. I presently have started to make quilts for injured soldiers that are in the hospital, with my quilt group. My blog is http://zahavaquilters.blogspot.co.il/.
    Thank you, Etty Robinson in Betar Illit, Israel

  7. That is a beautiful block and a beautiful thing for you to do.


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