Wednesday, 31 December 2014

2014 a year in quilts, the stats etc

Well that was a bit of a year wasn't it?? It all started with the #apquiltalong which resulted in this quilt


Along the way we finished the farmers wife

And it's finished with some hexies


So what's gone on in between??
Well almost 40 quilts have gone to linus ... Blimey. I sometimes wonder about linus, how much of a difference does a quilt make? This has been answered twice this year. A few weeks ago a friend on facebook sent me a message about her chum whose child is having stem cell treatment, they had been given a linus quilt and said how much comfort they had cuddling under it.
By far the most 'in Yer face' reminder of the power of a quilt was during delivering quilts to a local respite care home. One of the care workers was so keen to show me around. She was telling me all about the quilts they have recieved from linus. She was telling me about Sammy a young child who had loved his linus quilt sooooo much, Sammy went every where with his quilt. Sadly he passed away but his mother knew how much his quilt meant to him so she made sure it came back to the care home so it could be used for other children. At this point the care worker pulled out the quilt ...... Yep it was one of the first ones I ever made and donated to linus about 7 years ago ......
This is now faded from washing.
Blimey budsmam had to quickly make her excuses and leave.
So, for 2015 my goals are to continue to enjoy my sewing and continue to support linus in whatever way I can, never underestimate the power of a quilty hug.
So many many quilty hugs to you all, whatever you do make sure you grab life by the cajones xxx


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Q4 finish - stash bee quilt

Second on my list for quarter 4 was to make up the blocks from this years stash bee, I chose a simple block, I really just wanted the colours to dominate. Almost all of my quilts are bright and colourful so this time I picked black and white with red on the binding.



Finish Along 2014



Sunday, 7 December 2014

More Q4 finishes!

Third on my list was to do something with all the hexie flowers I have been accumulating. I decided to machine applique them to solid backgrounds.

Off as ever to Project Linus.





Finish Along 2014



Well its done! The inlaws quilt is off to its new home ... its been a stormy relationship. Highs lows (the flat dusky pink fabric ...) but the inlaws love it and thats the main thing. My favourite part is the ribbon border, surprisingly easy to do and very effective. Tatty bye inlaws quilt enjoy your new home.