Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day
Many Thanks to Those Who Serve

I've had a wonderfully busy few days sewing up a storm.

We had a great guild meeting a couple of weeks ago where one of our members showcased this table runner. Thank you Jean. The pattern is by Margie at Ribboncandyquilts.  
Saturday evening on our way home from dinner I decided that making them for my dinner guests on Sunday was a great idea. I'm blaming the wine.

I finished them with 2 hours to spare.  I like them so much I want to make 3 - 4 more for gifting for The 4th.

I got this pattern early in the week just because it was so cute.  It is from Lorna at  Sew Fresh Quilts.
I started it Friday night and finished it up on Saturday afternoon.  It took about 9 hours from start to finish including the hand work on the binding.

The down side to all this sewing is that the girls were not happy with me.

They think making the bed is a team project and here they are waiting patiently for the team leader.

Today I'm celebrating the holiday with them. Apparently Nettie believes my promise. Celie not so much.

No matter how you celebrate, thank a Service person and be safe. 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

H2H 2017 - Quilt #3 Finished + so much more

#3 is finished and will be in the mail tomorrow to Camp Hobe

A perfect kids quilt full of fun monsters bound in polka dots.

I used this great backing for #3 and for the project below

These mats were made for the St Louis Humane Society. Due to all the bad storms in that area they hooked up with The Quilt Pattern Magazines program TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team who coordinate with quilters all over the country in times of need to supply quilted pads much like placemats for small animals in their care.

Our Chapter, Big Cypress Quilters, of The Villages Quilt Guild has taken on a new charity project.  We will be working with FHFC ( Florida Hospital for Children). Our primary project will be with the Neo Natal Unit but if they have other sewn needs they will let us know ad we will determine if we can help or not.   An example are these face masks for Prom.

They asked if we could make them for the  patients who needed to wear face masks when they went to the Prom that the hospital arranges for them.

These are a couple of examples of the work we are doing for the preemies. I took pictures on my cutting mat so you could have an idea of how tiny these little hospital gowns are.

Pretty much the gowns are 8 1/2 inches square.  The hearts are 5 inch squares.
The hearts go home with the mom and dad. They wear them for 24 hours and then return them to the baby with their scent on them for baby/parent bonding.

The strip is for hiding very sensitive eyes from the lights during procedures. The center section is lined with black felt to keep the light out.  

I am also working on 2 scrap projects from Amanda Jean Nyberg's new book "No Scrap Left Behind"
Here are a couple of pics I took at the beginning of "Remainders"

I've done a couple of hundred more since this picture.  They are now in baggies since I needed my wall back.

I'm also working on "Mini Nines" but not quite as mini as hers.  Her quilt started with 1 inch squares for the 9 patches, mine started with 1 1/2 inch squares.  Oops no pictures of the progress there. 

Off to my machines. Don't know what I'll be working on yet.  Depends on what catches my eye.  Whatever it turns out to be I'm feeling productive.