Sunday, March 20, 2016

Working on more charity quilts

Thanks to some very generous people we nearly have two more quilts for Hope Homes International.
Generous people alert - Jennifer J - sorry no blog to refer you to. Jennifer contacted me as she is downsizing her home and wanted to giveaway some part completed quilt tops. The cat quilt and the dolphins above. I got them in the mail yesterday.
Hazel has given me a pile of material as she is sifting through her stash of what she will use and finish and what no longer interests her. Wow a whole finished top ready to go.
So last night my sister brought her sewing machine over and we cut, ironed, sewed and pinned. Jennifer your quilt looks amazing all bordered. This photo does not do it justice. It is actually a lot brighter than that.

I spent my time making two backings for the quilts out of bits of flannelette I had and pining out the bright quilt. Anna put borders on the cat quilt and then quilted the bright quilt together. Another sewing night and we will have two finished quilts. What a satisfying evening.


  1. Lovely work! How do you get the quilts over there?

    1. Hi Leeanne, I have sent them via a specialised parcel post place. Also one of their directors came to NZ last year and he took some back with him. Sometimes groups go to build a house or help out and they take them as excess baggage, which I cover the cost of.

  2. You made great progress on the quilts. I'm sure they will be loved :)

  3. Your cat quilt is so cute! I've been wanting to make one of those for my mom (she loves cats), but I did one block and it turned out horrible. So needless to say I haven't made one. Maybe I need to find a better pattern.


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