Saturday, May 30, 2015

Look what 2 Jelly Rolls can make!

Another quilt that both Mum and I put together.
As usual, I cut, iron & place and Mum sews and sews, then I quilt & bind.

It was a Jelly Roll that I have had for a few years in my stash.
  I actually had 2 of these rolls, but I made 2 chef's hats & decorated an apron for my daughter & granddaughter with the other roll when I first got them. 
 I had to get Mum to show them off before I posted them away.
Until next post...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

My front door

My front door....
Sums me up well... 

a quilter....  a drinker... 
A quilter who loves a glass of wine.

Until next post...

Friday, May 8, 2015

Handing out donated quilts

In the past 3 days, I have received 16 quilts to hand out to some of the flood victims of Dungog.
Here is the back seat on my car, all ready to take them to the people.
 Jean was the first to receive a quilt.  Jean's aged unit (which she owns) was flooded to the ceiling and now she is temporarily housed at the local Motel.
Beth's unit was also flooded to the ceiling, she too is temporarily housed at the local Motel.
Don & Thea's home of over 50 years was flooded over the roof.  They are temporarily housed in a vacant home that is on the market to sell.

Elaine & her son are temporarily staying with a friend.  Her house flooded just under ceiling height and now all inside walls are knocked out & seeing if the structure is sound enough to stay or start from scratch.
Here I am with Elaine with the 2 quilts I gave here, one for her son as well as one for herself.
Colleen, my friend, whose house was one of the homes we all saw on TV floating away.  I gave her one of my king sized quilts that I made to sell  at my Annual Quilt Sale.  Colleen & her husband are temporarily staying at the  local pub.
Colleen's Mum, Heather, who lives with Colleen, as Colleen is her carer.  Heather is at present, staying with Colleen's eldest daughter's home, along with her granddaughter's husband & 2 boys.
Keegan, Colleen's son, who lived next door to Colleen.  His home floated away too.  He is, at present, staying with friends.

They are all humbled and exceedingly grateful to unknown strangers, who have given quilts at their time of need.

I too, am so grateful to all those who have sent, or are still to send, their quilts of love to these people.  I have shed many tears this afternoon, while handing out these quilts (and others).

Until next post..

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Cute Commissioned Quilt for Learning Centre

I received this cute quilt the other day to quilt for a friend of a customer (isn't word of mouth the best advertisement?).

I would say this quilt has been made by a grandmother of one of the children, or someone connected to the learning centre.
The quilt is made up by each pupil's hand being traced, then the line & their name embroidered by running stitch.  There are 4 squares that don't have hands, one is the name of the Learning Centre (middle of bottom row) and the other 3 have Australian Fauna embroidered on them (middle of top row).
If you look closely at the quilting stitch I have used, you will see it is little hands, each with a heart in the palm.... I just thought this quilt called for that stitch.

This quilt is going to be auctioned by a "Silent Auction" when it returns to Sydney.

Hope she likes what I have done.

Until next post...