I know many of you have been curious about Project 51, having seen little snippets of it in blogland and on Flickr. Well I can now tell you more about it.
Earlier this year sometime during or just after the Brit Quilt Swap a little Brit Bee formed. Like many virtual quilting bees, a band of 12 happy eager ladies starting on a new venture and new friendships. And being such a happy bunch we joked about Calendar Girls each month as we bantered back and forth. Then one of our friends, for we quickly became friends, was in a dark place, things in life just seem so unjust at times. And this was one of those moments. So as quilters we did what we know we can do best. We secretly agreed on a plan, busied and made blocks, and sent them to Laura who pieced them lovingly into a stunning top. Just before Festival, I did a mad dash and met up with Laulipops and collected the top and all the messages.
So i got 'busy' with my task to piece the back with the messages and to quilt and finish our special gift.
The Calender Girls dancing on the front ...
... the back
The package was ready to be sent August Bank Holiday weekend ...
I'm pleased to say the quilt has been received by our friend and brightens her world daily. I cannot express the utter JOY I felt whilst working on this special gift for a brave lady who continues to inspire me with her courage and cheery perseverance.
Calendar Girls, wow, you did good!