Sunday, September 22, 2019

Donated orphans become lovely quilts

Val has had some great donations lately, like this group of stitched blocks, there are so many Val will use them to create two quilts for Laurel House, a charity she and her group of stitchers from her retirement village have supported for many years.
Another donation to Val's group was this block of month pattern donated by Patchwork Angel, a lovely pictorial flimsey all set to be quilted.
Val hasn't been to meetings for a couple of weeks but she certainly has been busy creating these two lovelies, again for the charities she supports.
Firstly this oh so girly creation
and for the boys,vibrant stars.

Di was spotted with this delightful wall hanging, all ready to have the binding stitched down.
There were a few howls of protest when Di shared that she was considering hanging this witty creation in the 'littlest room in the house'

Sheila was also into binding, she spotted the sample Marie made when auditioning applique and quilting for our recent Quilt Exhibition raffle quilt, Sheila envisioned that with a couple of added corners to shape up an oblong she could create a memory mug rug for Marie.

Jan is motoring along with quilt number 2 for her Grandie, great to see the pattern and colour flow coming together.

Wendy spotted the pattern for her latest quilt in a Quilters Companion magazine and was rather chuffed to find she could pull all of the fabrics needed from her stash, not a single new purchase, a true 'stash buster'.
Wendy chose to machine stipple her quilt.

Inge was busily knitting away at great speed. Having finished knitting jumpers for baby lambs she is now onto jumpers for penguins. All sounded a bit strange until Inge pointed out the baby lambs had been born early, a side effect of the drought so many parts of Australia is suffering from, and were affected by the cold of winter and the penguins are those who have come into contact with oil, apparently it doesn't need a big oil spill to affect the penguins, just a little oil is enough to do serious damage.
The Penguin Jumpers are required by the Penguin Foundation of Phillip Island, read about the penguin plight and what you can do to help here
These two links with info about the lamb jumpers will take you to a facebook page and a news report from Better Homes and Gardens

While we are on doing little things that turn into great things to help others, our group have been invited to help with the task of creating fabric to be used to make bags used by the local 'Days for Girls' group. There are some directions and rules, particularly about seams and seam placement. Sue will have samples made for us next Wed but in the meantime if you would like to help, scrounge out fabric strips of 14" length (any width) ready to stitch together, or even if you have pieces of 'what was I thinking' fabric measuring 14" x 33", bring them along next week for Sue.
We will put pics of Sue's samples and the directions on the blog next week for reference.
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