Thursday, June 28, 2012

Quilts from Holland

 These fabulous quilts were made and donated by Marijke Kleefman from The Netherlands. She has been very generous in supporting our quilt appeal for the needy both here in Australia as well as in her own community. The quilts are lovely and warm and will bring joy to the lucky people who receive them.
  I quickly got DH to take the photos before he took the boxes of quilts off to be delivered, and then I went back to bed as I was still sleeping after night shift, so you can see my colourful PJs and socks LOL.
 I sent off 17 quilts including these, as well as many hand made tote bags, 20 knitted beanies and 2 crocheted blankets so we have helped bring warmth to quite a few people this week.
 Thank you all for your ongoing support with this quilt appeal for the needy and I have a plie of tops to get finished as soon as I can get to them.
I hope you all have a productive weekend as I plan to quilt and bind some more.
Hugs, Jan Mac

Monday, June 25, 2012

Quilt Two, Bind Four

 I took a break for a week and had a trip along the Great Ocean Road. It was a lovely break but now it's good to be home and getting more quilts finished. I quilted 2 more tops today and finished the bindings on those 2 as well as the bindings on 2 tops I'd quilted last week.
  I have more night shifts starting tomorrow night so it was good to get some more finishes and have more quilts ready to donate to the needy who certainly need them now winter is here. I plan to quilt some more tomorrow before the need for sleep takes precedence.
Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs, Jan Mac

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Finishes to Share

 The first 4 quilts were all donated tops which I quilted and they will be so welcome to their new owners as winter is certainly here. I also finished off another QAYG quilt from donated blocks. I quilted another top today as well as finishing the bindings on these quilts, so I plan on some more finishes very soon.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Jan Mac

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Time for QAYG Quilts.

 I've been pulling more donated QAYG blocks together to make more quilts. They go together fairly quickly but my sewing machine has been baulking at sewing through so many thick seams so I've been trimming all the batting back from the edges before I join the blocks. It's something I can do in the evening and it does make it much easier to join the blocks, especially when the more dense batting has been used for the QAYG blocks. I must get busy quilting more tops too but for the moment I'm enjoying using up more QAYG blocks.
  I'm back on night shifts for the next few days so no sewing will take place then but I plan to get more reading done LOL.
Hugs, Jan Mac