As a member of the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild (MMQG), I am so happy to be able to participate in the making of a couple of quilts for the annual charity quilt program. Every year the guild decides on a charitable cause to support and this year the guild chose the IWK, the children's hospital located in Halifax, NS. We had the occasion to need the services of the IWK on one occasion many years ago as the children were growing up. Although it is about a 3-hour drive, we always knew we were in the best of care when we got there. It is nice to be able to give back in a small way by making a couple of quilts.
The guild chose a square in a square pattern to make. Many members are making twin sized quilts, but as "The Cuddle Quilter", I wanted to keep the quilt cuddle size. Besides, I can't handle much larger in my domestic sewing machine and this way I was able to bring the quilt from start to finish all in my own sewing room.
I finished one of the quilts yesterday. I kept this one fairly bright, using a variety of bold colours and prints.
The quilt finishes at 43" x 60" with 8.5" finished blocks. This one I quilted using a stitch in the ditch and a grid pattern.
The second IWK quilt was started using the leftover blocks from the first quilt. I had made a variety of blocks and decided to keep all the brights for the first quilt and use more of the whites for the second quilt. This one is pinned and ready!
I plan to do FMQ on this second quilt if this heat wave ends soon. It is just too hot and humid today for me to sit with a quilt in my lap so I may have to wait a bit while the air conditioner does its work.
It's always a great day for quilting,