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.
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.
Here is another Comfort Quilt that needed a new home as well.
I really like how the blue outside border turned out. Reminds me of the waves
that are on the panel. What about you?
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.
I thought it was really cute! Can you tell what the sex the baby will be?
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.
Here is baby quilt #3. Another girl. I love the prints on this piece too.
I also managed to finish a Fall Wallhanging that is 4 years old!!
It feels so good to finally have it finished and up on the wall. Mind you, it still
needs a binding.
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.
Here is how I quilted the inside border-straight lines. So much for
quilting this one quickly.
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.