We were recently asked to take part in a craft challenge with new postal service InPost to create a quilt with a group of other bloggers, each crafting a 12″ square and adding it together to create one big quilt that will be sold for Charity at Christmas. The challenge – #CraftTheParcel is like pass the parcel for crafty bloggers. What could be more perfect?
Inpost allows you to send parcels to lockers across the country – so its a good way of sending something without having to leave the house. You can pay online beforehand and InPost collect it straight from your doorstep – handy if you’re not a fan of standing in Post Office queues with two bored-easily babies. The recipient then gets a little text when it arrives as their nearest locker so they can collect it. The service is in it’s infancy so there were a few teething problems but we found the support staff helpful and efficient.
When the quilt arrived it had three squares completed. I decided to do a little starry appliqué scene, with added buttons of course! Here’s how I created my square:
First I attached bondaweb (we LOVE bondaweb) to some scraps of yellow fabric and cut out star shapes in various sizes. These were then arranged onto some backing fabric and pressed to seal.
I blanket stitched around the edge of each star and popped a button onto the middle. I stitched some straight lines to connect the stars and added a bit of text.
Finally, I stitched wadding onto the back and attached it to the rest of the quilt, ready to be sent by InPost to Kate at Craft on Sea.
Have a look at the other #crafttheparcel creations on this Pinterest board.