Saturday, December 18, 2010

Where There's a Need...

...then of course there's a quilt. I've had a productive week despite working and socialising and have managed to finish off all of these quilts so far. I received a lovely parcel of fabric from Barbara D. in Vic and the bright batik was perfect to use for binding the bright quilt and there was a lovely caramel fabric with small green and red snowflake designs which was ideal to use for binding strips for the country red , green and caramel QAYG blocks. Don't you love it when it all comes together. So far I've reached more than my quota for the women's refuge and I've just heard that some of the farming districts in Sth Australia and Western Australia are having a tough time after 10 years of drought and then when the drought broke they had floods which have forced many from their homes. They are now in need of some comfort and cheer for Christmas as well as in the forseeable future. So of course when I heard that things were pretty grim in lots of Aussie communities, I managed to get more QAYG quilts finished and this first lot will be going to Gawler (SA) to be distributed by the Salvos. I've also made some dolly quilts to go with some dolls that I've bought and hopefully some little girls will love to wrap their dolls in quilts like their own.
I was very lucky to still have QAYB blocks on hand and these latest quilts came from blocks which varied in size from the 10.5" I usually use and it was good to use them all up. I have one more lot of 11.5" blocks to use and then will be back to the normal size. Some of the small blocks made very cute dolly quilts and I'll show more photos tomorrow.
Now I'm off to finish knitting a premmie baby jacket so I can get those in the post.
Bye for now, Jan Mac

1 comment:

  1. It is great to see those funny blocks I made with the squares in the middle used up - they were an experiment that I was none too happy with, but always, the finished product looks better than the component parts!