"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Not doing much, but here it is.

Since Ken's heart surgery, I haven't been able to concentrate on much in the way of stitching, but messing around with fabrics is a sure way to relax, I've found! Cruising craft sites on the net is a great way to find freebies and tutorials, and I've printed off stacks of tutorials giving ways to use up small scraps of fabric. This one on "My Current Obsession" goes back to 2007, but is a great way to make up blocks using small bits of material. It is a mindless way to spend time with fabrics, just what I needed over the last few weeks, and I've produced 25 little blocks which I will join to make larger blocks. These will go to a crafter in New Zealand who is making up quilts from donated blocks, to go to victims of the Christchurch earthquake. Here are my baby blocks laid out on the floor. They won't necessarily be joined up in this order.
I've also done a bit more stitching on my NSW Waratah for another group making quilts for Queensland flood/cyclone victims.

2 comments:

Lyndel said...

hope Ken's doing OK, I was only thinking of you 2 last week as we were up at the Austin (again!!), and will be 2 or 3 days this week too. Not very good news here with Vic, but he's got a good positive outlook, so we'll see how his new treatments go.
I love the little quilting blocks/strips...so cute.

Miss 376 said...

You've done well, considering everything else you have on your plate. I'm making up crumb blocks all the time now, will need to make them into something soon