Saturday, 31 October 2015

Second Barnardos Delivery

Last Tuesday I gathered the last of the quilts we had promised to Barnardos and delivered them.  Jan was unable to come with me, so I drove up on my own. 
I was greeted warmly by 2 of the case workers.  They were just so appreciative of the quilts, and admired each and every one of them.  It is really special to do a delivery to an appreciative recipient.  Really makes the whole effort worth while, and makes you want to do more.
As usual, I have fuzzed out the names for privacy reasons.
This single bed quilt was made for a little 7 year old girl.  The top was stitched by my 12 year old grand daughter during the school holidays, and it was quilted by Robin on her long arm machine. 
The next two quilts were made by Jill.  They are cot sized and are for a pair of little newborn twin girls.  The quilts are similar but not identical, which is perfect for the twins.

Next up is a cot quilt made by Evelyn.  It is for a little newborn boy.

I love the teddy print.  It is so cute!

This one was made by Jan.  It is cot sized and is for a 9 month old girl.

It has Jan's trademark applique on it, like this little elephant.  Nice quilting too Jan.

And these sweet birds.

I made the last two.  This one is a cot quilt for a little newborn girl, made from a panel.

And this one is a single bed quilt for a 9 year old boy, pieced by me and quilted by Robin.  I tried to find a bunch of "boy" things to go on it - skate boards, bugs, UFOs & aliens, trail bikes, Transformers and Spider Man. 

Hopefully these will be loved and cherished by the kids, and kept until they are adults.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Last Meeting for September

I have been away again, so my post about the last meeting in September is way late.  Still, better late than never.....


Isn't this a stunning design??

Robin brought in a number of tops she had taken home to quilt on the long arm.  The next 3 are mine
The next one is a quilt going to a 9 year old Barnardos boy & has the child's name on it fuzzed out.

This one was an almost completed top donated.  The bottom left quarter had been pieced incorrectly and the maker had unpicked it and given up.  It didn't take all that long to restitch it.  Nice to see it finished.

This next one is a Barnardos quilt.  It was made during the school holidays by my 12 year old grand daughter from a bunch of squares donated by Coleen's friend.  I took her with me to my quilt group, and she was so enthusiastic she came by the following Sunday to finish it off.

This one came in as a part made queen sized donation.  A couple of years ago I divided the top into two and made a single bed top.  Jan picked up the remainder of the pieces and jigsawed them into a lap sized quilt. 

The next three are all made by Robin

Jill made these next two.  They will be donated to Barnardos for a pair of twin newborn girls.

Great work everyone!

The last few times we have met we have been sorting, collating and destashing excess scraps.  I have managed to sell some of these to add to our coffers.  We will be purchasing more wadding with the proceeds, always our biggest expense.  The cupboards are looking far tidier, even though the job is not yet finished, and you can actually see what is in the boxes.