Friday, March 31, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
A couple of weeks ago Peggy and I whipped up a two quilts for Aotearoa Quilters appeal:
Cosy Kiwi Kids First up this construction panel quilt : Secondly this bright owl panel: Lovely bright flannel on the back of this one. All packed and ready to go plus three other quilts. We have requested that our quilts go to Kaikoura.
Aotearoa Quilters have been making and sharing quilts for the Cosy Kiwi Kids in the North Island. They have been very well received and it has helped to keep kids warm in homes that are cold and damp.
Bobby Duncan heads an industrious team of volunteers, making sure tops or unfinished quilts donated are completed ready to meet their new owners. This is her update.
"In all we have had 612 quilts (either finished or just tops) donated. 250 were sent to Porirua, 244 have gone to Rotorua. There are 20 finished with Bobby at the moment , 8 out for binding, 12 out for quilting and 78 tops still to be quilted. There have been 62 tops quilted so far."
We are getting ready to donate the next batch to the community in Kaikoura and surrounding towns who suffered such loss in the earthquake on November 14th.
Cot and single size quilts are always welcome. When you send or deliver your quilts, please let Bobby know where you would like your quilts to go.
If you have quilts you would like to donate please send them to Bobby as detailed below
Fabrics By Three
17 Fleetwood Grove
Kapiti Coast 5036.
First up this construction panel quilt :
Secondly this bright owl panel:
Lovely bright flannel on the back of this one.
All packed and ready to go plus three other quilts. We have requested that our quilts go to Kaikoura.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017
Cathy made this fresh, pretty quilt with repro 1930s fabrics.
The borders are a nice soft linen type finish fabric. I haven’t quilted a fabric like this before and I must say it quilted up lovely.Super cute mini Hexies in the corners.
Cathy asked for the quilting to be kept nice and soft.
Perfect for this quilt.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
My sister Peggy makes memory quilts. Recently she made this quilt for a friend whose Mother had passed.
Peggy fussy cut the dresses to use design features of the original garments.
Quilting started around the dresses
Cute backing fabric.
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Friday, February 10, 2017
Jenny tells me this quilt is destined for the bed in their caravan. I hope she has many sweet dreams sleeping under it.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
For a nice start to my new patchwork quilting year I made something for me.
I have called this quilt "Proud as" because of all the bright Peacock colours. When I set out to buy fabric for this quilt I hadnt planned to use colours like this but the feature fabric just leapt off the shelf at me, I went a bit crazy with feathers on this one, I love the way the feathers on the blue double flying geese shapes look a bit like a peacock tail.
The pattern for the Walk About quilt can be purchased online at Grizzly Gulch Gallery
It's a super easy fun quilt to make. If you ever need to make a quilt in a hurry use this pattern. For all you QOV makers this would be a super pattern.
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