Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Snow Globe for Skull Quilt: 45/365

I really want to learn how to sew and am really inspired by those who know how to do it.  I do alright stitching by hand, but me and a sewing machine bobbin really butt heads.  When I heard that Abby Davis was looking for skull quilt blocks for a good cause, I thought this was a nice chance to try sewing again and continue to do more crafts that push me out of my comfort zone.

All you need is a a skull and a 12" by 12" fabric square (mine was graciously cut by my friend Shannon), and decorative materials that won't melt when ironed.  The blocks will be turned into a quilt which will be auctioned off.   Proceeds will benefit the victims of domestic violence through Becky's Fund.  As seen with my block, complete beginners like me,  as well as skilled seamstresses can come together and make a difference.
Mail your block to:

PO Box 73236
Richmond, VA 23235

Please include your name, current location (state, country, providence, city, etc.), and a good email address.  You will get email notification once it has been received.  Shipping costs can't be reimbursed but all the more reason to work with your friends and mail them together.  You all have until Saturday, May 28, 2011 to send in the blocks.

For more information see here.

Here is how mine came out. So she looks like a clown zombie, it was fun to make.  


  1. You make an important point. I saw this project and thought it would be fun to participate, but I'm not a seamstress by a long shot. I'm going to have to mull this one over a bit and give it some reconsideration.

    For some reason, your photo isn't showing up for me??? And I really want to see it!

  2. Wow, this is what you do when you DON'T know how to sew? Whew! I think it's great!

  3. WOW...I was debating over doing this also, but I can't sew either. I think I may try to make one in the next few weeks and see how it goes! Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. You all are kind, but it looks kinda crazy. I will say I loved doing it, knowing what it was for.

  5. Very cute! Thanks for participating. Advanced sewing skills are definitely not required. Heck, you don't even have to sew anything. Paint something on it. Use fabric bond to attach fabrics and trims. Just experiment and see what works for you. I'll be making several blocks using different techniques. Mine will be mostly sewing, as I saved up a bunch of ideas for this project. I will do at least one that includes paint too. I'll post them over the next few months with tips on how I made them.

  6. Thanks, I look forward to seeing your other creations, Abby.

  7. All this and you can sew too! You are the complete package.