I have been a little AWOL from the blog for the last couple of weeks because I have been feverishly finishing up quilts….
The first lot of finishes involved putting the finishing touches on some of the Guild’s charity quilts in time for this month’s display at Modern Domestic.
Usually when we finish up a charity quilt it is bundled up and sent off to the appropriate charity but for the last couple of months I have been collecting them so that they could be put on display at our local quilt store…
I can not explain how excited I was to see all our recent quilts hanging together. It was just so wonderful…and bright…and affirming. There are so many people who have had a hand in these quilts and there is so much love stitched into every one.
I also wanted to spotlight the newest PMQG quilt finish, so that you can see it in more detail…just in case you can not make it into the store to see it in person…..
For most of the charities we give quilts to there is a pressing need for boy quilts, and this quilt was made to as a gender neutral option…
Our colour scheme for the day was grey with a splash of aqua/turquoise. For a couple of months I had been putting all my grey scraps into a large bin, knowing that they would be perfect for an improv sew day.
I love the improv days because everyone gets to do their own thing… and anything goes.
There was a flurry of wonky stars made, spear headed by one of our charity sew day regulars Betty.
Other people took the scraps and trimmings from other peoples blocks and made something fun.
We of course embraced novelty prints, because this is a kids quilt after all.
The fabulous quilting was done by another charity sew day regular, Kazumi. Kazumi is a professional long armer and you will see more of her work in the coming weeks as she has done some quilting for me recently!