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PEACE for Ukraine

February 25, 2022

Like so many around the world I have watched the news of what is unfolding in Ukraine, and, like many, I sit here feeling helpless as to what we can do about it. However, it occurred to me that while I obviously can’t change the course of events in any way, I could offer a tiny bit of support to Ukrainians around the world who must be feeling crushed, sad, terrified, worried and straight up furious. So I designed this little block to share with you in the hopes that quilters might make something beautiful with it and flood the internet with pictures of their support. It is a simple message: “мир” means “PEACE” in Ukrainian, and the word is imposed on the Ukrainian flag.

The block is 6″ x 4″ – perfect for making a postcard that could be mailed to a Ukrainian friend. It would also be perfect for a mini quilt, zippy pouch or other small project.

The block can be appliquéd onto a bag or jacket as Christine has done below. It’s a great way to advertise your support for Ukrainians in your community while you are out and about.

The templates can also easily be enlarged and used for a pillow, banner or perhaps part of a larger quilt. See Helen’s block below. She enlarged it 300%, added extra flag on the sides and plans to make a 23″x12″ banner out of it to hang in her front window, which is pretty awesome.

Thank you to my fabulous team of testers!

As always I am so grateful to the wonderful human beings in the quilting community. I finished the design at 11:30pm last night and, knowing that I wanted to get this out the pattern out there as soon as possible, I posted a quick request for people in Europe who were just waking up and able to test the pattern to make samples for me to use by morning. It only took a few minutes for these lovely ladies to step up. Look at these amazing pics that I woke up to 8 hours later! So a special thanks to them. I have watermarked each with their Instagram handles, so go and check out their profiles and follow to see what they do with their blocks. I love how this whole project took less than 24 hours to get out in the wild. 💙💛

Please use it to do what you can to get the message of peace and support out there. 🇺🇦🕊

Support charities supporting victims of the war on Ukraine

There are many non-profit organizations that you can support by making a donation in exchange for this free pattern. Search for ones that offer tax receipts in your country. Even small donations add up to big ones. Together we make a difference.

Here’s what I did with my block: I added a little extra fabric on the sides and made a zipper pouch for a friend using my Prism Zippy Pouch pattern.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The pattern is for personal use only – you may not make items for sale with this pattern – unless they are for charity with 100% of the profit going to a cause that supports Ukrainian communities. This pattern may not be copied, reproduced, sold or distributed in any way. While you are welcome to make projects with this pattern as gifts for others, kindly do not share the pattern file with others – each maker must access their own copy from here. Please credit the designer by tagging #happysewlucky and #peaceforukraineblock when posting anywhere. © Berene Campbell of @happysewlucky

Download the pattern here:

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39 Comments leave one →
  1. Susan Bedford permalink
    February 25, 2022 2:08 pm

    Beautiful!!! Supportive thoughts and prayers certainly can only help

    Susan

    Sent from my iPhone

    • February 26, 2022 2:10 pm

      Always helps to put positive energy out there. ❤️

  2. Wanda Sotkowy permalink
    February 25, 2022 3:26 pm

    Thank you! I can’t wait to hang it in my window!

  3. Jo Avery permalink
    February 26, 2022 2:50 am

    Thank you for doing this Berene! Just what I needed to do today

    • February 26, 2022 2:09 pm

      You are welcome Jo. It’s just my way of processing.

  4. February 26, 2022 2:06 pm

    The link is still working for me – checked on two devices. Could you perhaps have accessed a link you’d viewed earlier? Please try again and let me know how it goes. Best to dm me on Instagram if you have an account there.

  5. February 26, 2022 2:31 pm

    I don’t paper piece, I’ll figure it out. Thank you! #StandWithUkraine Ukraine 🇺🇦 #DefeatPutin 🇺🇦

  6. Karen S permalink
    February 27, 2022 6:31 am

    Thank you for this! Praying constantly for Ukraine!

  7. Neame permalink
    February 27, 2022 11:14 am

    Thank you so much for giving me, feeling helpless, something I can do to help, even if in a very small way.

    • February 27, 2022 12:23 pm

      Together we make the world a better place. Even if in a small way.

  8. Dianne permalink
    February 27, 2022 1:13 pm

    Thank you Berene, as always, you help others
    process, too.

  9. Liz casey permalink
    February 27, 2022 1:17 pm

    Thank you so much for allowing us to use this pattern. Our modern quilt guild here in the Scottish Borders (UK) are making the small quilts in solidarity with our Ukranian “cousins” here in Europe. Thanks again X

    • February 27, 2022 1:27 pm

      How brilliant. Happy to help enable the process!

  10. Jennie McKee permalink
    February 28, 2022 10:36 am

    Thank you! I donated to Doctors Without Borders.

    • February 28, 2022 12:10 pm

      Thanks Jennie. I appreciate you making a contribution.

  11. Kim permalink
    February 28, 2022 3:33 pm

    Thanks Berene for your generosity. I’ve made 2 today for windows, not knowing another way to show support at this time. God bless. Kim. Moncton Modern Quilt Group.

  12. Liz permalink
    March 1, 2022 2:21 am

    Thank you for this I will make a window panel to hang in my window , I am in the UK

  13. Dany permalink
    March 1, 2022 6:46 am

    merci pour ce modèle , je vais le coudre sur mon sac de courses!!!!!

  14. lauriedj permalink
    March 1, 2022 10:15 am

    Thank you for the pattern, a nice way to cope today. Please advise how to send you a photo of mine.

    • March 1, 2022 3:21 pm

      Hi Laurie
      The best way to share would be to post on Instagram with the hashtag #peaceforukraineblock. There are already a couple hundred pics posted there. And I’m guessing some on Facebook too.

  15. Dagmar Burrer permalink
    March 1, 2022 1:23 pm

    Prayers for peace. Thank you!
    Dagmar

  16. Connie permalink
    March 1, 2022 10:19 pm

    Thank you so much…hoping for peace for family and friends as soon as possible!

  17. Kathy permalink
    March 4, 2022 9:07 pm

    Thank you and also to Daryl at Fabrik Spark for this link. Just donated to UNICEF – for Ukrainian children

  18. March 5, 2022 4:19 am

    Thank you for sharing the pattern!

    • March 5, 2022 9:43 am

      You are welcome. It feels to to help people find a way to help others.

  19. Betsy Krakauer permalink
    March 5, 2022 11:35 am

    Thank you , I dontated to UNICEF!

  20. Eilleen permalink
    March 7, 2022 1:17 pm

    Merci beaucoup, thank you

  21. Marie-Francoise de Lille France permalink
    March 8, 2022 2:50 am

    Thanks so much for the pattern.

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