Friday, 22 February 2013

Hearts from Finland!

What a joy to hear that a LillyBo Quilt has been made in Finland. 
A lovely blogging buddy, Tuire, has added a riot of appliqued hearts to make quilt No 18. Such lovely fabrics and colours in this pretty one! It is backed with a cosy restful green fleece. 
Thank you so much to Tuire for joining in and I am sure there is someone who will soon be so very thrilled with this treasure.
This quilt will be donated to Mannerheim League for Child Welfare to benefit a special child over there in Finland, and if you pop over to Tuire's blog, here, or by the button on the sidebar you can read all about it. 
There is a button link for every one of the lovely crafters who has made a quilt and I can see that Jo Twiglet has finished YET another one!! Woo hoo! I'm popping over once this is post!! 
When I started the project in January, I stated in my first post that anyone kind enough to join in by making a quilt could send them to me to be distributed to children via the cancer care support group CHICS ,which helps and supports children and their families through North West England and North Wales. 
I also suggested that, with postage costs being so high then, quilts could instead be given to a similar cause in the maker's area. Annette made two quilts and sent them but now that she is moving to Australia she will donate any she makes near to her new home. 
In such a short space of time have had so many lovely quilts posted to me, far more than was ever anticipated, which is so very generous of all of you in England and very much appreciated, but this suggestion still stands and I won't be offended in the least if anyone is finding it prohibitive paying for postage and thus prefers to donate them to a nearer place. They can still be part of this project and linked in here, just as Tuire's quilt has joined in from Finland and Annette's will soon be when she is settled in Australia.
This super tote with a heart pocket will be so very handy!
Many thanks again to Tuire!
no 19 made by ready to post... so watch this space! 


  1. what a beautiful quilt, love the hearts and so will some small child, it really does not matter where we live, as there are hospitals for this cause all over the world, if only we could find a cure.!
    Tilly x

  2. The hearts on Tuire's quilt are just gorgeous and how lovely will it be for a small child to receive this beauty. It's gorgeous. Hugs, Anne x

  3. Oh Tuire, that is beautiful, love the appliqued hearts and am still amazed that the numbers keep going up in such a short time. I have to admit, I am looking forward to being able to sit at the sewing machine again, have shipped material so I can get going as soon as I have somewhere to sit and sew!! ;)

  4. Such a pretty quilt and so lovely to see it all spreading round the world. :-)
    A x
    ps hope to put another completed quilt on my blog over the weekend and Jo and I hope to post them all to you early next week :-)

  5. The hearts make that oh so much nicer. It just goes to show, doesn't it, that sometimes that extra bit of effort lifts things to another level. I shall learn from Tuire's example.....the quilt is just exquisite :) I love it!
    LLJ xxxx

  6. LillyBo goes Global!

    Yet another beautiful, colourful quilt from Tuire, Jo. Everyone is being so generous but it’s not surprising because it’s such a worthwhile project.

    Happy Crafting!

  7. Another beautiful quilt and already your scheme is spreading far and wide. Brilliant! x Jo

  8. Awh that is so cute and the hearts are really the finishing touch, I might have to steal that idea for my next quilt.


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