frankie blankie

Given I am a bit slow around these parts lately (still no internet at home) you may have already seen posts about the Frankie blanket, however in keeping with the quilt post below I thought I'd share a bit about it here too. Plus I got to embroider one of the squares!
 
For those of you who aren't familiar with the Frankie blanket, a little while ago Frankie magazine got together a small group of talented, Australian illustrators such as, Caitlin Shearer, Mel Stringer, Ghostpatrol and Beci Orpin to come up with imagery for quilt squares. They then teamed up with a few of us crafty folk to embroider said designs onto the quilt squares. Shortly after more fabulous people turned the squares into what is now the completed Frankie blanket.

The Frankie blanket is currently in the midst of a silent auction which closes on October 19. The money from the highest bidder will got to the Salvation Army. So if you would like to be the proud owner of this pretty, handmade treasure place your bid via email at quilt@frankie.com.au

Oh and the square I had the pleasure of embroidering was designed by Caitlin Shearer. You can see her original design over here and some of my progress shots below.
 

11 comments:

Katyha said...

Lovely quilt. Fingers crossed that they raise a lot of money for the salvation army who do such wonderful work.

Jaclyn said...

wow, great work you! i'm totally impressed and love your work! x

conversationpieces said...

Oh wow... never heard of that before... and such a good name (frankie blankie!) :)

moose and bird said...

I do love this blankie.....alot. And lucky you for being a part of it. You are one talented lady who is going to make it big in the design world. Yay! xo

mel bomba said...

how exciting, love that little beanie.

hey i got you package yesterday morning - made my day - and my newly adopted profile peep came to work with me, ha ha i felt somewhat cooler that day.
and you are right it is a gorgeous book, i feel like given up work and playing with paper and getting messy with paint, ah wouldn't it be nice to be a crazy artist?
anyhow, just want to say, you are a sweetie!!

teddybearswednesday said...

i do love that quilt and had no idea you were on of the stitchers, and even before I knew you did it, i loved your block xo

schorlem├Ądchen said...

this is so beautiful...i love it...and the idea behind the blankie...your blog is really inspiring

Martina said...

Love this design, such a great idea!

CHECKS AND SPOTS said...

Oooooh! After hearing all about this, it's so wonderful to finally see your handiwork in the 'flesh'
Love it! You're such a clever lady.
I hope you're well. I miss seeing you x

Posie Patchwork said...

That is so delightful, love Posie

Treadgold said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and such an innovative little way to promote artists. Striking, intricate work, well done.