Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Just One Slab (or Two)

If you are Canadian, you will certainly have heard about the recent flooding in Southern Alberta which forced thousands of people in several cities and towns from their homes. Some families have lost everything. I lived in Calgary for a little over a year and my apartment was located two blocks from the Elbow River. There were photos on Instagram with the streets of my neighbourhood covered in water, which was jarring, to say the least. When I heard that Cheryl Arkison was collecting slabs to make quilts for those affected by the floods, I got right to work.  To learn more about the Just One Slab project, and to get instructions on making a slab, click here.

These blocks came together very quickly. Part of the beauty of improv piecing is that anything goes! I was able to use up a lot of scraps in making these slabs, many of which came from the scrap packs I bought from The Workroom at City of Craft while I was on maternity leave with Levi a couple years ago. If you are able, why not stitch up a slab yourself?


  1. When I left the house this morning, no slab. When I came home, slab! My wife never ceases to impress me.