Sydney has finally had some winter weather weather over the past weeks, all the better for sewing (too little), eating (too much) and curling up with “the boys” (impossible to avoid).
I did finish the birthday/retirement quilt for a colleague that was a joint project of my friend Anne and I. We got together after work on an assembly line for a few evenings, one cutting and one sewing.
It was pieced from jelly rolls and a pattern from a library book which has long since been returned, so unfortunately I can’t credit the pattern maker. Although it was a different style to my normal quilting I really loved the way the white stars pop! I also added two borders to make it slightly bigger which I also think enhanced the overall look of the front.
I just improv pieced the back.
I even made a quilt bag for future storage and it saved on wrapping paper. Our colleague really loved it and shed a joyful tear when she received it. It’s always such a pleasure gifting quilts.
Of course “the boys” had to lend a paw in the process so I took some photos which were also passed on as part of the gift.
The annual state Craft and Quilt Fair was held last week and my modern quilting group won a prize for our group quilt this year which has spurred us on to to designing our next group project. We raffle the group quilts that we do for the Fair each year and then donate the proceeds to a women’s charity.
I’ve also taken on a role of coordinating making charity quilts from our combined scraps. I suggested we make the first one as a quarter log cabin. We finished nine blocks yesterday and have now done 20 blocks.
I cut the strips before our get-togethers and then we each do some charity quilt sewing for 30 minutes at our monthly meeting. Five more blocks to go before I piece the top together.
More on the Fair at my next post.