Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Happy New Year

Not quite the New Year, I know but tomorrow we are off to New Zealand via Singapore. We will be in Singapore on NYE, looking forward to the huge firework display.

I have  had a quick look at my totals for 2016. 20 completed quilts, from premature baby quilts to larger ( 60" sizes). I gifted 19 quilts but one of those was completed in 2015, waiting for the right recipient to come along. I made a few smaller gifts including a knitted beanie, Christmas place mats and Christmas tree decorations. I finished a few UFOs, putting together a couple of sets of blocks and creating 2 lovely large quilts which I donated to Siblings Together. I have a UFO Spider Web quilt waiting for me to finish when I get back to the UK in the Spring. And of course there are more UFOs to tackle and lots of new quilts to make - loads of ideas buzzing round my head!!!!!

Not sure how much sewing will be done in NZ this time so perhaps the totals for 2017 will be rather less. We'll see.

Happy New Year to you all and Happy Sewing!

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Last Patchwork Group before Christmas

This morning we had our last Patchwork Group meeting before Christmas.
All 20 of the Group's Premature baby quilts were on display and I took a few photos:

I love the rabbit in his Carrot Car!
Amazing what can be made from scraps and orphan blocks.
Happy Christmas!

Friday, 9 December 2016

Christmas is coming

Our little granddaughter has a room at our house which is "hers".  She is staying overnight so I decided to surprise her by putting a Christmas Quilt on her bed.  Hope she likes it!

From the label I see I made the quilt back in 2002 when I went on a course.  I have had it packed away all these years, suddenly thought about it today and thought it was time it went on to a bed.  I had forgotten what a good size it is.

Are you getting into the Christmas Spirit yet?

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Final finishes

 I have just completed the last Premature baby quilt for my local hospital which I think my Patchwork Group will hand over just before Christmas.

I have made 5 and they are nice and bright and cheerful.

3 were made using 4" Crumb blocks & 4" squares from stash:


One used up my last remaining scrap from a piece of novelty fabric I was gifted several years ago.
I used the elephant/jungle scrap as the centre for a medallion-style quilt. The 2.5" squares and strips for borders were all from stash:
And this last quilt used my last frog squares:

I have enjoyed making these little quilts ( 15" x 20") and hope they will bring joy to the parents of premature babies.