Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Charity Art Quilt Project

This is the quilt I've done for the Charity Art Quilt Project hosted by Heidi to benefit the Strive For Life Foundation. Artists from all over the world are contributing one quilt square each with a gypsy theme. She will then assemble these squares and auction off to raise money to help the street kids of Romania.





I had a hard time working on it since this was the first time I'd ever sewn a quilt. Luckily for me, I have some basic sewing skills... so it wasn't too bad afterall. Hehe. Though I did screw up on my first attempt and had to ask Heidi for more time to make a 2nd piece. This was what the lovely Heidi responded, 'Please do not be overly critical of your work - remember we judge ourselves far more harshly than others ever could. I am sure your square is beautiful, and it is ever so appreciated, especially because you are stretching outside of your familiar art medium to help out.'' Touched... :') Thank God I didn't let her down this time. Hope my 2nd attempt was good enough.

If you think you might be interested to take part in this meaningful project, please visit Heidi's blog for more information. I'm sure she will be very happy to have you on board. :)

13 comments:

babalisme said...

You did great! Yes, you shouldn't be too critical about your work, this is beautiful!

Martine said...

Such a beautiful piece!

Hollyrocks said...

That is beautiful, I LOVE the bubbles! It's wonderful that you are contributing to something charitable like this. And if you wouldn't have mentioned that you only possess basic sewing skills, I would have never known that you weren't a pro. It really does look great!

byrheea said...

Hehe. Thank you guys, now I feel better. :)

Adele Di Fior said...

Very beautiful!! =D

Mystic Sight said...

Interesting blog you have here

wunderbug said...

this is such a sweet lil quilt piece! i love the colours you chose for the bubbles.

i love bubbles.

i'm going to have to do a bubbles-inspired something this weekend. not sure what yet, but i'll be sure to credit you for the inspiration!

Light and Writing said...

Ah, yeah you should be proud! This is beautiful! I want one!
Plus I tagged you Rheea!

MissKarenAshley said...

It came out great. It's so sweet and whimsical. Just lovely....


Miss K
www.simplylovelyideas.blogspot.com

Mama_Amethyst said...

I really love your quilt block. It's really beautiful! How could I participate? I love to embroider.

byrheea said...

Hello Mikayla! Thank you for your interest in the charity art quilt project. I've emailed you the information regarding the project. :)

Have fun and Good luck!

Cheers~
Rheea

urban craft said...

oh that quilt is simply lovely. I adore the bubbles, beautiful work!

nuvonova said...

This is so adorable! You should make more in this style to sell in your shop!