Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Quick Quilt

 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.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Quilts for babies in Papua New Guinea.

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!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


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.