August 01, 2010

'Springtime' Fresh Hope redwork quilt revealed.

Today I can show you the little secret the Gum Tree designers and I
have been keeping for nine or so months.
A collaborative effort to aid the 'Fresh Hope' program
We chatted, drew, designed, chatted some more, and stitched, quilted
and thoroughly enjoyed the colaborative effort to bring this quilt about...
You can read about the Quilt Here

Here is my block that I drew and stitched.
The inspiration behind my block was,

Giving from the heart is what the Fresh Hope program do...

they love without cost... they give without cost and

those women fortunate who are chosen for the Fresh Hope program

have an opportunity to grow in love.

They can come to a safe haven to be loved beyond measure

and start the journey of life with a fresh hope.

They have come out of their winters and have come into springtime.

They have a place to be themselves and catch the view of life

from a different perspective. A Fresh Hope perspective.

I then stitched away at a verse of the poem.
'happily enjoying all moments'
I can easily imagine siting on the little garden bench
smiling, enjoying the moments.

It has been a pleasure to join together with my Gum Tree friends
to help create something for the Fresh Hope,
a Spring time for all to enjoy.
Winter has gone ‘Springtime’ has come to Fresh Hope.
I Hope you ahve enjoyed finally seeing our 'Springtime'
Have a visit to Among the Gum Trees and read some more,
have a visit throughout today of
Jenny, Joy, Judith, Fiona,Vicki, Vikki and
Cheryl ( former member of Among the Gum Trees) to see their blocks
and the inspiration behind them.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Happy stitching

Sweet Cinnamon-y Hugs
Dawn x x x


SheilaC said...

What a wonderful idea!! I love the block you designed.
I can't wait for this to be available :)


Vicki ♥ said...

Thank you darling Dawn for this wonderful journey we all had in creating this gorgeous quilt. I loved your piecing of the quilt...absolutely spot on!! and your block is so special too and I look forward to creating more wonderful things with you :) hugs Vicki xoxoxox

Allie said...

Dawn it is so sweet - this was an amazing effort and you gals did it with such class! Love the poem and the stitcheries!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Dawnie-love, your heart for those in need always shines through!! You have a generous spirit and a giving nature - I know that was the inspiration you drew on as you cut and stitched all our redwork blocks into their peiced frames! Love you heaps, girlfriend!!!

Joy said...

Darling Dawnie ... you lovingly stitched our blocks into one big beautiful quilt. And what a wonderful job you did of it too. You truly have a heart of gold dear one :o).
I've so enjoyed this journey with you :o)!!!!
Love n hugs,
Ethel xx *mwah* xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful Dawn. What a lovely quilt you and your gum nut friends have designed and made. You all have big heart of gold. Well done.

May Britt said...

You have made a wonderful quilt together. It is so fun to have a sewing group together like this, making things together :)

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

The quilt is beautiful and each block so detailed and sweet.

Sew Useful Designs said...

Darling Dawnie - what a beautiful job you did with piecing this beautiful quilt! Vicki describes it perfectly - "spot on!"

I love your block Dawn, and have enjoyed reading about your inspiration! It's been a marvelous journey hasnt' it?!!

Hugs!!! Theresa xxxxxxx

Abby and Stephanie said...

I just came from Jenny's blog. Absolutely one gorgeous collaborative quilt.

Kim D. said...

Very beautiful quilt and what a lovely block you designed Dawn. I love the Rounneries fabrics you ladies chose, such gorgeous fabrics for a lovely quilt. Have a great week!

BubzRugz said...

Your block is lovely - as are they all and the final quilt is very special..... Lovely idea

Teresa said...

I just love this quilt and the more blogs I visit to see all the different blocks up close, the more I love the work gone into this amazing quilt. It is truly gorgeous, and your block is just lovely xx
You all have done such a wonderful thing.

KaHolly said...

Dawn, your block and the whole quilt came out just beautiful - a true inspiration for others! You ladies are so gifted, talented, and caring. ~karen

Angela said...

I love all the gorgeous blocks on this quilt. They are all so different but tie in together really well and the Rounnaries fabric is just fabulous, of course. I love the little sayings. Your block and saying is lovely.
Angela xx