This year I joined a Bee called Euro Sibling Together Bee (ESTB). I felt very strongly about this good cause as from experience I know how important siblings are, especially when tough times happen as youngster.
The ESTB is the mainland European group herded by Pippa with quilters from the Netherlands, Switserland, France, Germany, Denmark and even USA. It originally started in the UK where Lynne set up the Siblings Together Quilting Group to donate quilts to the Siblings together charity.
So what does the Siblings together charity do? They provide a range of recreational, creative and educational activities for children separated by care. So all the quilts made go to children participating in the summer camps run by Siblings together. Check out the gallery on the Siblings together website.
In January I was queen bee, so I posted my tutorial and colour requirements. I chose a LV background with red, yellow and green highlights. At the time I didn't have a name for the block, but now that the quilt is done I decided on calling it Chained. I really wanted to finish this quilt for this years summer camp season and I am chuffed I made it. As this quilt is meant for lots of snuggling I kept the quilting minimalistic alternating squares in squares with echoing.
For the backing I used some of the bee blocks and stash and the binding too comes from my stash.
If I am honest the quilt didn't quite come out the way I had imagined and it may not be my Opus Magnum, but I have rarely been more proud of a quilt. I feel very blessed for being able to contribute this quilt to such a fantastic und much needed charity. Now I just hope there is a kid that likes it too.