2016 Free Boms

Friday, February 12, 2016

Off to Helen's Place

Last year one of our lovely bloggy friends designed a quilt and published the pattern in a little book. This is the quilt - A Holly Cottage Christmas, by lovely Michelle Ridgeway of Rag Tag Teddies

To the horror of Michelle and all of her bloggy friends, this quilt was stolen. Heart breaking.  So a little group of her friends from around Australia and the world are getting together to recreate it for her, as closely as we can.

Today, Christine, Sue, Helen and I will be meeting at Helen's place to start work on our section.  I can't wait to spend some time with these lovely ladies doing something for our much loved friend.

Anorina from Samelia's Mum is an absolute star.  She shares so many wonderful patterns and ideas with us.  I love this one.
You can find the instructions and tutorial HERE.  Enormous thanks to Anorina for everything she, so generously, share with us.

Have a fun day


  1. Have a wonderful day at Helens, enjy the stitching as you are doing a special thing. Wish I really was joining you!! Xx

  2. That quilt is beautiful and what kind of a person would steal it? That is so awful and nasty! What a wonderful thing you are doing for her....I know she will feel so loved and that will help ease her loss. You gals are simply wonderful!
    Cute pattern too that I might make for the grands.

  3. Oh my gosh! So sad it was stolen. What a sweet gesture to recreate the quilt for your friend.

  4. I love that quilt, and am horrified to hear it was stolen - who does something like that! Very precious of you all to re-create it for her...what good friends you are.

  5. How terrible that Michelle's beautiful quilt has been stolen. What a wonderful gesture of you all to make another quilt for Michelle...

  6. I am so happy to be a small part in this group effort , Michelles quilt is amazing and it is so sad that anyone would be so mean as to steal it .

  7. It was a great get together Mel, I had a wonderful time stitching and chatting. I especially enjoyed meeting Henry who was so very good and is such a little charmer, Jim also enjoyed their trip to the park. Looking forward to next stitching day.xxx

  8. Mel, to re-create Michelle's quilt is a loving gesture, I'm sure everyone's contribution will be splendid & result in a beautiful end piece.



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