11/17/2015

LOVE quilt tutorial and pattern download







Last weekend's events made me feel numb. I just don't understand it, no matter how many NPR shows I listen to analyzing the latest information. I'm so sick and tired of the anguish and terror that spreads in the name of religion or ideology. Enough is enough.

Let's take our focus and direct it on each other with compassion and kindness, without expectations, without worrying about our ego, and give all our energy to thinking good things. I'm not saying have your head in the clouds and ignore what's going on. No, not at all. I'm saying don't give your focus and energy to it. Acknowledge it - and move on. Make a difference in your tiny corner of the world, somehow-no matter how small the act of kindness is it will be noticed--right?

Do you ever wonder what would happen if the newspapers could only report good things? If CNN tickers only shouted positive affirmations at us? If Wolf Blitzenwhateverhisnameis only screamed about really great people living all around us?


What if it was mandatory for  news networks to report at least 50% purely positive stories? You know, those kind that make you choke up and get all teary eyed? You know what I'm talking about.


It could be so amazing.

Because Humans are amazing.





Would you like to join me in sending some QUILTY LOVE to Paris?










**UPDATE**------ quilt is signed and ready to ship. It's going to Hospital Headquarters in Paris, where my friend Romain, has promised to get it to the hospital. He states this in his email back to me: "thank you very much to you and your community to this witness of compassion."










I hope in some small way this will make a difference to somebody out there. 














































After last weekend's events, it's easy to think humanity is doomed. But it's the opposite. If you pay attention to history, things have gotten better over time. Much better. A few fools can't bring down the whole world. No way man. Not a chance.





So here's my little pattern for you, for your sewing happiness. Doesn't matter where you send it, or to whom, or if you keep it yourself. It's a  reminder to remain loving and kind. To do the best you can. And to stay the course.

We can do this.


F*ck terrorism.












If you'd like to join me in sending your Love quilt to Paris hospitals,here is a list of addresses below. Use a Priority Mail International box and it will arrive within a week. If you're in the EU it's even faster to mail. Royal Mail takes a couple days at most to reach Paris.

1. Hotel- Dieu  1 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
2. American Hospital of Paris  63 Boulevard Victor Hugo, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
3. Hospital Necker 149 Rue de Sèvres, 75015 Paris, France
4. Hospitals Assistance De Paris 14 Rue Vesale, 75005 Paris, France
5. Hospital Broussais  96 Rue Didot, 75014 Paris, France











Wall Quilt finished dimensions 81" x 33 1/2"
























The wonderful background fabric is by Carrie Bloomston via Windham Fabrics. It's perfect! I love Carrie's line of fabric and work. This is from her website:
Life is so beautiful.
We are lucky.
We do cool things,
collect experiences,
and hopefully,
love well.
My work-
whether abstract painting,
designing patterns and fabric,
or parenting,
is all about expressing joy and love.
For me, art is a place to figure the world out-
to make sense of it.
-Carrie Bloomston



















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I (heart) YOU!






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10 comments:

  1. Love the Love Quilt idea.....I want to send one.

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    1. Do it!!! It comes together in a day. :D You will feel so great!!!!!!

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  2. What a wonderful idea this is. We did something similar for children affected after the earthquake in New Zealand and it's these things you can do that stop you feeling helpless. I went to a Project Linus day on Saturday and was blown away by the generosity and kindness of so many people from so many different walks of life. The love, the good and the kind are all about us - we must just open our eyes, ears and hearts to them.

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    1. Truly! Always more helpers out there than the opposite. Great reminder to open our eyes.

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  3. I totally agree with you - hate will never win. And this is a cool quilt even without the cause,which makes it even better.

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  4. What a wonderful idea. Beautiful work.

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  5. Natalie, this is so rad. Thanks for sharing your pattern! Gonna see if I can dig up some fabric to make one of these!

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    1. OH YESSSSSSS!!! I hope you do-send me pics lady! yayyyyy I'm so excited you quilt now I could pee....but I won't....TMI? LOL

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