Saturday, 26 July 2014

A win & a Community Quilts activity

Hi everyone. I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend & those of you living in Perth & surrounds are getting some quilting/stitching done indoors where it is not wet & cold!

As promised, here is a pic of the beautiful hand-dyed fabrics I won in the door prize at our monthly WAQA sewing day a couple of weeks ago. All the pieces are roughly 10" square. I love them as they are so bright and colourful. Now I just have to work out what to use them in.

We were also invited to create a crazy patchwork Christmas placemat as this month's WAQA Community Quilts activity, rather than creating a quilt block. I am the first to admit I am not very good at crazy patchwork but I am reasonably happy with the outcome and would probably have another go at it one day. The placemats will be given to elderly people in aged care facilities to help brighten their festive meals through the Christmas season.

Unfortunately I have been fighting what seems to be the flu for the last few days, so there has not been much progress on any of my other projects. I did, however, pull out all my kids prints and solids to start getting ready to make Miss M a patchwork song bag. Cutting will commence tomorrow if all goes to plan.

Hopefully I will be feeling 100% by the end of the week so I can really enjoy the Claremont craft fair! Caroline Sharkey is the guest artist & I am soooo looking forward to meeting her.

Have a fantastic week everyone.



Maria said...

Lovely win. You will have fun creating something nice out of them.
Your crazy patch place mat looks great Tracy and it will brighten a dear persons Christmas Day.
Hope you are 100% soon sew you can enjoy the craft show.

Dasha said...

What a lovely idea to provide placemats for elderly people in aged care facilities. Something bright and cheerful, and not too difficult or time consuming to make.