Here's the lap quilt I made using Jenny Doan's Self Binding Receiving Blanket tutorial. Go here to read about it. This one is going to a local Kaiser Permanente Breast Cancer Center. I was wondering if it would work as a rectangle - Jenny made a square one - and yes, it does work as long as you mark those centers. It measures around 38" by 46". I'll be making more like this one.
I only had about a 5" square of waste using this method.
Here's the back.
It took me about 20 minutes to make not counting washing the flannel so that it would shrink.
Hi Sarah and Beth, it has been a while since I posted anything here, but there has been a lot happening Down Under with quilts for charity! Aussie Heroes are still going strong, and received a fabulous write up in one of our Aussie patchwork magazines last year.
I have created a blog for quilts that are being made for native babies in Papua New Guinea. A cousin by marriage (actually my husband's cousin's wife) works in third world countries with displaced people, and a year or so ago, she was telling me about the work she does with natives of PNG. I was so touched by what she told me I offered to make some quilts for the babies, and that is how this project was born. You can read about it on my blog Patea PNG Quilt Collective, and I would be happy for you to add it to the sidebar on this blog!
Deanna, Fern and I worked on a QOV(Quilt of Valor) quilt Feb 1st during a National Service Day sponsored by The QOV Foundation. There were 29 of us working away to start 15 quilt tops. We were the first done - took about 3 hours. Deanna made the embroidered blocks , Fern did the lay-out. I measured and cut out the borders, and all three of us sewed. It will be given to a local wounded soldier. Measures 62 x 69. Oh and the Natl org called and Deanna won one of the prizes for the day. We've got a second one being assembled now.
One year ago I was asked to make Christmas stockings for a family who had just adopted several older children.. I think it was three that they adopted, increasing their number of children from three to six. So I made 8 Christmas stockings for them, from fabric they had all chosen as their particular preferences, with one same fabric in each to show that they all belong together. That was a lot of fun to be a part of. I asked the mom if I could keep the scraps. She said sure.
My plan all along was to use the scraps for quilts for the same family. They didn't ask for quilts, but the "scraps" were so numerous that I knew I could get a couple of quilts made.
Recently they were completed, and I will soon mail them to the family. They will be totally surprised as they did not ask for quilts and are not expecting them. Wish I could be there to see their faces, but it's fun just to send a happy surprise like this and to be part of the celebrating that this family was able to expand their hearts and welcome in three more children.
Three above - all VA quilts that measure 36" by 45" to fit wheel chair or laps. They'll go to our local Veteran's Hospital.
These last three for our Church's quilting group - St. Anne's. All destined for new low-income mothers. Last one is just a flimsy - I make them for other members to sandwich and tie, then someone binds it. That way four have prayed over it and worked on it.
On behalf of all the charities you all work for, I'd like to say Thank You! during this time of Thanksgiving. Blessings!