Last month I received an email from Deborah who asked me whether I would make an 8" block which would be joined with other blocks, from other donors, and be made up into a quilt which will be raffled to raise money for Deborah House and Missio Link International. Any remaining blocks will be made up into quilts for the girls who attend Deborah House.
I don't know Deborah - so I looked up the websites and decided making an 8" block or 2 would be a nice way to help. Of course it wasn't until I was virtually sealing the envelope to send them that I wondered whether it was 8" finished or unfinished..........so a quick look at the conversation link and I found out it was 8" finished - damn - back to the sewing machine and I whipped up a couple more, the correct size this time. Apparently I wasn't the only one who made the mistake so luckily, Deborah can use both sizes - she'll just put the 7 1/2" finished blocks together in a quilt.
So, if you have a spare 8" block hanging around, or you feel a bit crafty and can whip one up, details of where to send them are on this website, Quilts of Hope.
I made 2 very simple 'autumn tints' blocks. The larger patches are cut 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" and the smaller ones are cut 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" - easy peasy and great use of those scraps.