Giving back…

It is always a good thing and makes you feel good when you give back.  The Guild

that I belong to-Kempenfelt Guild-does alot of charity work for our local hospital.

Usually, we make comfort quilts that are used in the ICU department.  My part of

giving back involves quilting and finishing some of those comfort quilts.

Comfort Quilt for local hospital

Comfort Quilt for local hospital

This Comfort Quilt has been at my house for almost 6 months! I decided

that it was time it was finished and found a new home.

Comfort Quilt for local hospital.

Comfort Quilt for local hospital.

Here is another Comfort Quilt that needed a new home as well.

Close up of the border.

Close up of the border.

I really like how the blue outside border turned out.  Reminds me of the waves

that are on the panel.  What about you?

Baby quilt #1

Baby quilt #1

This cute panel was bought at Fabricland-I know, that is a bad word

amongst quilters.  But, my neighbour is having triplets and I don’t have time

to make a really nice baby quilt, so this is  my alternative.

Close up of baby panel.

Close up of baby panel.

I thought it was really cute!  Can you tell what the sex the baby will be?

Baby quilt #2

Baby quilt #2

Here is baby quilt #2.  Can you tell that it is going to be a girl.

This panel is supposed to be used to make a fabric book for a child.  I saw

differently and made it into a quilt.  If you want to  make it bigger, which

I should have, just add borders in any of the colors on the panel.

Baby quilt #3

Baby quilt #3

Here  is baby quilt #3.  Another girl.  I love the prints on this piece too.

Close up of baby quilt #3.

Close up of baby quilt #3.

I also managed to finish a Fall Wallhanging that is 4 years old!!

 

Fall Wallhanging

Fall Wallhanging

It feels so good to finally have  it finished and up on the wall.  Mind you, it still

needs a binding.

Close up of Fall wallhanging

Close up of Fall wallhanging

But, hey, don’t rush  me.  It has only been 4 years to complete and maybe

it will be another 4 years for the binding to be done too.

Inside border detail quilting

Inside border detail quilting

Here is how I quilted the inside border-straight lines.  So much for

quilting this one quickly.

Outside border quilting.

Outside border quilting.

For the outside border, I did oak leaves to resemble the large leaves in the

middle of the wallhanging.

I used 2 layers of batting: one was 80/20  polyester and the other was the white fluffy

polyester batting.  I am  trying out different battings to see which ones I like the best.

I didn’t like how thick the 2 battings were and I even hit my ruler a few times.  Won’t

do that again. And the finished wallhanging is pretty stiff-almost like cardboard.

Don’t like that either.

I used polyester thread, a golden pumpkin color, on the top and back.

Hope you have a good week.

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