This has been a very exciting week and I have a very special Happy Friday moment to share with you. I was the winner of The Patchwork Heart Spring Flower Blanket!!!! That is part of it in the photo above.
So how did that happen? Well, earlier in the year I mentioned I had contributed a square to The Patchwork Heart Community blanket project, organised by Heather of the blog, The Patchwork Heart.
My square was one of 120, each made and sent over the Heather by different crocheters who chat with each other on Instagram regularly. We had great fun posting pictures of our square and admiring each others handiwork. The squares were all gorgeous individually but we started to realise that the finished blanket was going to be nothing short of AMAZING.
Heather organised all the squares and planned out the way they would fit together in the blanket so that all the colours were balanced. We had been given a colour palette of 14 lovely colours from the Stylecraft Special DK range – sherbet, spring green, cloud blue, lavender pale rose, meadow, wisteria, clematis, apricot, soft peach, lemon, saffron, fondant and candy floss.
We could chose to make any square with any flower as long as it was 4 inches, or 10cm square and used these colours.
I think Heather still had quite a job when it came to planning things out though… never an easy thing to do, particularly with squares made by others (more responsibility!). Heather sent me this photo from an advanced planning session – there were still a few squares to come in at this point.
We were then treated to glimpses of Heather putting the blanket together with a beautiful open lacy method, called a flat braid join.
And, finally The Patchwork Heart Spring Flower Blanket community project was complete…
Last Sunday, Heather contact me to tell me that the random number draw had been held, with just the 120 of us who had made the blanket allowed to enter – – and I had WON!!!!!!!!
Wow, was I surprised and very delighted. But then I started to think about all the effort that all the other people had put into the blanket and decided that its work is not yet done. So… I’ve decided to run a charity draw to raffle the blanket off to raise money for Marie Curie nurses who help people with cancer stay in their own homes until the end of their life, if they wish to.
Find out more about Marie Curie Cancer Care
The Spring Flower Blanket Charity Draw
The charity draw is just starting out but I hope that over the next month this beautiful blanket will inspire a lot of donations so that we can reach the very ambitious target of £5000…
The draw will take place on Saturday April 25th. It is open to anyone, anywhere in the world and a single entry is a £2 donation to the Just Giving page. All money donated goes straight into the charity – none of it passes through my hands and I’ve agreed to donate the cost of the postage (even to Australia, if that is where the winner lives).