Sunday, March 19, 2017

Care Quilt & Nifty Needlers

This quilt is going to the Westman Women's Shelter, most of the fabric was donated.  
The quilt back, borders and some blocks are 100% cotton from my stash.
The yellow and white checked rectangles are 100% polyester scraps from shopping bags.
The white rectangles with red hearts and the white with red roses were free motion quilted with heart-shaped leaves and jesters' hats.  
 The inspiring words were machine embroidered.
 The photos were taken on a king size bed.
Free motion quilting heart-shaped leaves and butterflies in the borders.
The binding is 100% drapery fabric, it has an interesting texture and was the right colour.
Rather than hand stitching the back side of binding, I top-stitch a 3-step zig-zag on the front the front side.
In spring 2016, I joined Nifty Needlers, these awesome ladies meet every second Wednesday from the beginning of September to the end of April.  They run quilting, sewing, crafting classes, raffle off a queen size quilt, have a quilt show, make and serve tea at the quilt show.  There are several  committees and about 80 members.  They raise money for the hospital, make quilts for the homeless, Project Linus and the women's shelter.   I'm on the Care Quilt and Project Linus committees.  Project Linus is hosting its second make a blanket day (MABD) in Brandon on April 29th.  We have been busy cutting up quilt kits to hand out to blanketeers.  
Dear readers/followers, I saved the biggest and best news for last!  I have a new grand daughter Serena Rose born last week.  Between playing with grandkids, sewing receiving blankets, flannel crib sheets, pj shirts for my daughter, cutting up quilt kits for Project Linus, adult colouring, photography, walking the dog and playing the piano, there is little time left for blogging.   Would love read your comments if anyone is reading this. Happy stitching.