Friday, March 13, 2009

Scotch Tape Quilting

Tuesday night I was approached about making a charity quilt for a fundraiser -a Lions Club Chicken BBQ for a little boy with neuroblastoma - a little boy not much older than my own Munchkin - whose grandparents are also my "across the street neighbors"...

With not a lot of time to work with - I grabbed a Moda Layer Cake that a friend had given me and decided to do a quick and easy disappearing 9 patch.

So after dinner, I grabbed my Layer Cake (Hello Betty) and started to spread it out on the living room floor to form my initial 9 patches.

My Munchkin took a look at what I was doing and said "you need scotch tape, Mommy, to put those together." And he ran and brought me the tape dispenser - "I like helping you, Mommy."

Ah - the wonders of scotch tape when you are 4 years old. The magic substance that can fix book pages, tape parts of toys back together, and even - it seems - make a quilt!

Too bad it won't work on fixing neuroblastoma...

So this is my little way of helping - helping Patrick and his family, while thinking of the others I know who have dealt with this as well.

Wishing you all Scotch Tape Magic and healthy days ahead.

5 comments:

Barb said...

You are a wonderful friend and neighbor. It's impossible to say "no" when we can do something to help, isn't it? I love the way your quilt is turning out. That pattern is a great "go to" quilt when you need something quickly.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

From the mouths of babes.....
Great thing to help this family in such a difficult time. Have fun with it! Munchin is a great helper!
Regina

Cindy said...

What a great quilt and a nice quick one that will bring in lots of money to help out the family. I just loved your Munchkins logic he's my kind of boy

jillquilts said...

Out of the mouths of babes! that's so cute that he wanted to help with tape!

Judy said...

This is one of those "priceless" moments from our little ones. We all need some Scotch Tape Magic!
Now I need to get a kleenex because this kind of stuff makes me cry. ;)