Maple Leaf blocks for Fort Mac and I've finished off a dozen blocks to send them.
A couple of weeks ago I broke the needle in my machine and I think that my bobbin casing needs to be adjusted because I can hear a slight rubbing of metal on metal when I sew. I decided that it wasn't serious enough to stop me from sewing these blocks but now I think I'd better have it looked at before I do some harm.
I'll get the blocks to Anne so that she can drop them off when she goes to Stittsville in the next week or so and then the Guild can work their magic.....M
Friday, May 20, 2016
Stacey is collecting Maple Leaf quilt blocks to make quilts to send to those who have lost their homes and would be grateful for blocks that you might be able to contribute too. Here's the details:
- 12.5″ square Maple Leaf quilt blocks (unfinished so they finish at 12″)
- Colours can include blue, yellow, green, red and white but two-colour blocks are preferred (i.e., use two of these colours in combination, like blue/yellow); any mix of print or solid fabrics are fine
- Use any Maple Leaf pattern you’d like, or make an improvised leaf block - it’s up to you. Here are a few 12.5″ block tutorials:
Quilts for Fort McMurray
c/o Mad About Patchwork
2477 Huntley Road
Stittsville ON, K2S 1B8
If you are in the Ottawa area, you can drop blocks off in person at Mad About Patchwork.
- If you have finished quilts that you would like to donate, you can get in touch with the Quilts for Fort McMurray Facebook group, or check out the places collecting quilts on Cheryl Arkinson's blog,
- Consider donating to the Canadian Red Cross which is responding to this emergency. Text REDCROSS to 30333 to make a donation.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Candied Hexagons. This one has been languishing for about two years now and I'd like to hand quilt it, so just like that it has moved to the top of the list.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
This diamond has been sitting near my chair for I don't know how long missing one last hexie. I was convinced that I didn't have any more pink hexies to finish it off and I knew that I didn't have any more of that fabric, so I was toying with taking the last round off and redoing it, but not before one last search. Eureka! I actually found three, which makes me think that they had been set aside for another diamond. I wasted no time sewing it in place only to realize that I needed another one for the tip of the diamond, so another one found a home too.