Sunday, 11 March 2012

For Japan - A year on

I can't quite believe that it is almost a year since I posted this for {Modern} Relief - Japan. As you may remember the charity raffle had to be cancelled due to red tape. Well, Yvonne and I have both kept hold of the quilts that we made and we felt that it was fitting that today on the anniversary of the Tsunami in Japan we would try to sell them for charity. I'll briefly refresh your memories of my quilt and introduce you to Yvonne's for the first time. Mine is the extremely colourful one using prints from Breeze by Wendy Slotboom and Sunkissed by Sweetwater with a few others thrown in that I can't remember :)
Here's a close-up of some of the text print.
I backed with a print from City Weekend by Oliver and S and bound with the chairs from Tufted Tweets by Laurie Wisbrun. The finished quilt is approximately 42"square, so a decent size for a lap quilt.
Yvonne used Grandmother's Flower Garden by Rosalie Quinlan for her quilt. You can see more photos here. This quilt finished up at approximately 48" by 49", so again a nice lap quilt size.
This range is really beautiful and slightly richer in real life than in photos.
This quilt is embellished with decorative stitches in variegated thread.
So, now you've seen both the quilts I'll get to the slightly awkward bit where I give you the links to the ebay auction. We have listed both quilts separately and have set a starting price but no reserve. 100% of the sale price will be donated through Missionfish to International Rescue Committee who are still working with the Japanese agencies in some capacity.We're happy to post internationally and we're paying the postage costs whatever they may be. The ebay auction is open for a week and if they do not sell in that time we will be passing them on to a local charity so that others will benefit from them regardless.

Here is the link to the ebay listing for the Spring Relief quilt.
Here's the link to the ebay listing for the Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.

If you would be prepared to help us get the word out about these auctions we'd be really grateful, so if you wouldn't mind a quick shout out on your blog or facebook or twitter or shouting out in the street if you prefer, that would be amazing! If not that's fine too, we just would love to be able to raise a little bit of money to help after being let down last year. Well done if you survived all the way to the end of this post :) Catch you soon x


  1. Best of luck with this very good cause. I do hope they sell and sell well at that. They are both beautiful and should do well.

  2. I wish you both the best of luck. As I discovered last year when I did the same thing on my blog, there is a huge gulf between those who want to get something for nothing in a giveaway and those who are prepared to dip into their own pockets to help others.

  3. I love your quilts and shall try and do a shout out for you tomorrow! Good luck!

  4. Lovely quilts. I have put a bid on....more bids are needed bloggers!!!! Di xo

  5. This is wonderful Reene! What a great thing to do.


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