Sunday, August 30, 2009

Retreat Getting to Know You project, Magic 9 Patch

There are 2 quilt tops here. It was a small project for LPQ Retreat ladies to start with, just to get their machines humming and a "get to Know You" project. It's the Magic 9 Patch design and when they had cut their 9 patch into 4 squares they had to swap with 3 other retreaters and sew the block up again. As someone said "we already know each other", but it certainly got them moving and sewing!
The tops will be completed "one day" and given to teenagers with long term illnesses.

It's being shown at LPQ monthly meeting with Show & Tell

Fran Williams- Happy Birthday from Kaffe

Fran Williams, originally uploaded by FranW.

I belong to 2 Birthday clubs. I asked that LPQ friends give me black on blacks and that Tas SCQuilters give me Kaffe Fassett's.
This is for THIS year in March and I have completed the quilt, I am amazed at myself!

This was going to be the retreat project but was too tiresome to make and talk.

I was itching to make something with the bright Australian animal fabric. I'm so pleased with this one!

Fran's homework for the retreat, the Challenge in 2 ways

Isn't it amazing what different fabrics can do???

Look here for the rest of our Show and Tell at our Retreat.

My quilts as donations

I love making quilts but my family can only use so many!
Occasionally I need to cull so I donate them to worthy causes or give them people I love and treasure.
The stars "Midnight Sky" and "Country Hearts" were added to the last box of quilts sent off to the Victorian Bushfire Relief and the Bento Box in pale pinks and greens was given to a local girl suffering her second bout of cancer. She also has small children. I hope it gives her some comfort.

This is what it's meant for!

I made Banjo a a "Very Hungry Caterpillar" quilt for his 3rd birthday. He loved it!

After a day at Day Care with no nap a newly 3 year old comes home feeling very tired! When told to have a lay down and watch a bit of Bob The Builder he asked for his "rug" - I will work on the terminology next visit.

Miss Maggie and her dolls

IMG_6504, originally uploaded by FranW.

This makes my heart burst! I hope she remembers to play with her dolly quilt while I'm away!

She of course received a small gift to celebrate Banjo's birthday