Saturday, March 17
Yesterday I started making a charity quilt...
This quilt will go to the oncology ward of Princess Margaret Hospital for children.
Hopefully this little lap quilt will put a smile on a little sick child's face, and give a child a few hours of fun exploring the quilt.
The p/work guild that I belong to, collect quilts of all sizes and give them to needy and sick children.
I have so much in my quilting fabric stash, I thought it was time to try and use what I have, and not buy anything...save some pennies, so to speak!
So I pulled out my I spy fabrics left over from my grand daughter's quilts and put this quilt together.
I just made it up as I went, I cut up 2 1/2, 4 1/2, and 6 1/2 inch strips and squares and randomly stitched them together.
The sashing fabric is what's left over from the backing of the Japanese quilt, and the outside border fabric is curtain fabric.
The quilt is still all pinned in the middle, I have just stitched in the ditch of the outside sashing and stippled the borders.
It was really nice working on this charity quilt...made me feel good, that I was doing something nice for someone... I'll finish it off tomorrow.
Speaking of charity work...take a look at my chef son Joe and what he had to say, he has had his head shaven clean to raise money for the leukaemia foundation...