Sunday, February 6, 2011

Quilt completed / Australian Relief Quilts

Yesterday we finished the large quilt that we were working on.  We managed to quilt a large quilt with the three of us in less than 10 days!  It  was great all sitting around the table and quilting (and talking).  The binding was added yesterday and only the label still needs to be done.  Thanks Oma and Gina for all your hard work.

This quilt is for someone in particular but I don't want to tell you who yet as I'm planning to give it in person next time I see them.

Oma has been going "great guns" with the Quilt as you go blocks for the relief effort in Australia.  She now has 20 blocks finished and we will bring them along to Quilt group on Tuesday.

This is a great way to use up some of your stash that has been sitting there for a long time waiting for "just the right project".  The instructions for this are on an older post but here it is in a nutshell:

Cut a 11 x 11 inch backing piece and an 11 x 11 inch piece of batting.  Add strips to the front starting from the centre and going out to the sides. (ranging from 2 1/2 inch strips to 1 inch strips) This will quilt each piece as you go.
What you will end up with is this funny looking shape.  Press all the seams then trim to 10 1/2 inches.

Pretty easy eh?!

Happy quilting
Marianne

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Quilts for Australia Flood Survivors

A couple of the ladies from the ANZA Singapore quilt group have started making Quilt as you go blocks to be sent to those affected by the recent floods ( and now cyclones) in Australia.  My mother in law sewed a couple today and I think they look great.
For more information on how to make these, check out Jan MacFadyens blog at http://ozcomfortquilts.blogspot.com/.  You can either send completed quilts or just the quilt blocks to her.  Her mailing address is listed on her blog.

Today I added the last of the borders onto my split rail fence quilt and Im hoping to get the binding done in the next couple of days.  The kids are home for a couple of days due to Chinese New Year so we will see how much time I have.  The weather finally cleared today after a week of rain but now the skies are starting to cloud over again.  (Sigh)

We also found somewhere for my daughter Celine to go horseriding here in Singapore.  She used to ride in New  Zealand and really missed it.  She went for her first lesson on Monday and loved it.  She is going again tonight.  Hopefully the weather will stay dry as she is riding on a outdoor arena.

Until next time

HAPPY QUILTING AND HAPPY CHINESE  NEW YEAR!