Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Kaikoura we care……

A couple of weeks ago Peggy and I whipped up a two quilts for Aotearoa Quilters appeal:

Cosy Kiwi Kids
Aotearoa Quilters have been making and sharing quilts for the Cosy Kiwi Kids in the North Island. They have been very well received and it has helped to keep kids warm in homes that are cold and damp.
Bobby Duncan heads an industrious team of volunteers, making sure tops or unfinished quilts donated are completed ready to meet their new owners. This is her update.
"In all we have had 612 quilts (either finished or just tops) donated.  250 were sent to Porirua, 244 have gone to Rotorua.  There are 20 finished with Bobby at the moment , 8 out for binding, 12 out for quilting and 78 tops still to be quilted.  There have been 62 tops quilted so far."
We are getting ready to donate the next batch to the community in Kaikoura and surrounding towns who suffered such loss in the earthquake on November 14th.
Cot and single size quilts are always welcome. When you send or deliver your quilts, please let Bobby know where you would like your quilts to go.
If you have quilts you would like to donate please send them to Bobby as detailed below
Bobby Duncan
Fabrics By Three
17 Fleetwood Grove
Waikanae
Kapiti Coast 5036.

First up this construction panel quilt :

Kaikoura KIds quilt 1

Secondly this bright owl panel:

Kaikoura KIds quilt 2

Lovely bright flannel on the back of this one.

Kaikoura KIds quilt 3

All packed and ready to go plus three other quilts. We have requested that our quilts go to Kaikoura.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Some sunshine in my day

It has been a pleasure to quilt  Clare of lotsmooredesigns stitchery and patchwork quilt. 

 

I loved working on this quilt. It seems such a happy quilt. Clare requested that I kept the quilting soft so I just outlined each stitchery two times with a little added detail inside. The patchwork blocks I kept simple too with some fanlight shapes and leaves.

 


 

......and of course feathers for the borders. 
 

Thank you for sending your beautiful quilt to me Clare. 

.....and thank you for popping by. 


Linda

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Rochelle’s Row by Row

In 2015 Rochelle participated in a Row by Row challenge with Taupo Quiltmakers. After her top had matured in  a dark place for awhile Rochelle asked me to quilt it.
Rochelle Row by row_1
Soft curly paisley loops for the main body of the quilt but these blocks begged for a little something special:
Rochelle Row by row close up1
Rochelle Row by row close up2
Rochelle Row by row close up3
Thanks for popping by.
   

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A Heart for a Heart

Recently a friend of mine had open heart surgery. Knowing that her chest will be very tender and in need of protection I have made her a Heart protection pillow. 

 

I'm hoping this will give her comfort as well as protection. 

Linda

Friday, February 24, 2017

Wonderful Willing Workers

We have had the pleasure of the company of two WWOOFERS this past week. Markus (R) from Germany and Curtis(L) from Canada. 

 

They have cleared down our vegetable patch, weeded, hedge trimmed, removed shrubs and trees, washed the windows and more. We really appreciate the work these energetic, enthusiastic young folk do for us. 

Our house will seem very empty when they leave. 


Friday, February 17, 2017

Fresh as a Daisy


Cathy made this fresh, pretty quilt with repro 1930s fabrics.



The borders are a nice soft linen type finish fabric. I haven’t quilted a fabric like this before and I must say it quilted up lovely.Super cute mini Hexies in the corners.



Cathy asked for the quilting to be kept nice and soft.



Perfect for this quilt.
     

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Memories are made of this

My sister Peggy makes memory quilts. Recently she made this quilt for a friend whose Mother had passed.

Memory quilt

Peggy fussy cut the dresses to use design features of the original garments.

Quilting started around the dresses

Cute backing fabric.

Thanks for popping by.

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