Charity Quilt Workshop Day

CharityBaby (Large)Yesterday several of us gathered to work on charity quilts.  It’s fun to get together to sew, chat, and share. We even had a nice big basket of fabric to go through that a former guild member donated for our charity quilts. Of course, we all acted as though we needed more fabric. Our guild donates quilts to the local hospitals to be given to children and teens admitted there.  Everyone does their own thing.  There are baby quilts and lap quilts. Last year several quilts were donated to the women’s abuse home nearby. I had my baby quilt all cut out.  I had bought a panel designed for a soft baby book, but decided to cut some of the blocks to make quilts instead.  I was able to piece the whole quilt at the workshop and get it sandwiched together.  I was lacking the quilting thread I wanted, so I quilted it when I got home, machine stitched the binding and yeah – done!! And there is an extra bonus – it it one of my UFO’s for our guild’s challenge!

CharityBabyBlock (Large)

Another UFO that I posted about earlier is now quilted and bound. I just finished it this week and am so happy that my daughter wants this one.  That makes nine of my 20 UFO’s complete. I am really itching to start a new quilt but am holding to the challenges. How long can I hold out???

Stick Pinwheel final (Large)


Stick Pinwheel closeup (Large)

The Hydrangeas and Astilbes are the big treats in the garden this week. My one and only Calla Lilly is lavender. Lots of rain has made all the flowers very happy.

Hydrangea (Large)Calla Lily (Large)Atilbe (Large)

3 responses »

  1. Sounds like you are doing great on the UFOs. I don’t usually have many I consider UFOs. Even though I have several projects going at once, most of them are “active,” even if they’ve been waiting a few months for attention! But yes, always plenty to do!


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