Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Only Two.

 A busy week of working nights meant that not a lot of quilting took place. I did finish two more donated tops and these will go to domestic violence survivors.
This week I'm in Melbourne for wedding planning so not much blogging but will get more done when possible.
Hugs, Jan Mac

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Before I Slept.

 As I'm working more nights than usual this week I really wanted to get a few more tops quilted so I've quilted four but only bound these two. These were both donated tops and it's great to get them ready for donation. It's also been a very good way to clear out some of my cupboards. Now instead of stacks of fabric and tops, I have stacks of finished quilts waiting for delivery.
    We're still working on downsizing and so far have sold an old car that was in high demand, a sewing cabinet, four wheel drive drawers, 5 bikes, 5 mattresses and lots of books and magazines. We haven't put the house up for sale yet as our youngest DD's wedding is in 3 weeks but it's good to start to clear out cupboards. I plan on quilting tomorrow and then back working more nights over the weekend.
     Thanks to all of your generous donations of tops and blocks, there will be a lot of happy people receiving quilts soon.
Hugs, Jan Mac

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Weekend Stitching.

 Weekends are usually busy with family commitments but I did find some time for two more finishes. The first set of QAYG blocks were made by Marijke, from The Netherlands, and they went together very quickly.
    While I was clearing some fabric out of my stash cupboard I found some fabric for more joining strips so, rather than putting it back in the cupboard I thought I'd just use it up. I still have a pile of QAYG blocks to use but it is diminishing, while the pile of finished quilts is growing nicely. I hope to have some more to share in between working more nights but time will tell.
Once again, very grateful thanks for all of your donations for these quilt projects.
Hugs, Jan Mac

Friday, July 15, 2016

What Fabulous Friends.

 I feel so blessed to have such generous blogger friends and supporters who help so much with my quilt projects for the needy. It means that we are able to bless so many people in need and share our love of making quilts.
   Maria W. from WA has once again been very busy and sent these three beautiful finished quilts for me to donate. They will be much loved by their new owners and bring them comfort. There is not much better than being able to wrap yourself in a warm quilt, especially in our current cold weather.
     Maria also sent a large number of blocks which I can add to others here and get some more finishes. A very grateful thanks to Maria, and all of my blog supporters for your generous donations. We are making a difference, one quilt at a time.
Hugs, Jan Mac




Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Six For Wednesday.

 Today was a great day for finishes as I quilted one donated top as well as binding five more that I quilted earlier last week. The first five will be going to domestic violence survivors and the last one is a top from my Melbourne quilting group and will go to kids in foster care.
     The biggest job this week was finding bindings and backings to match the donated tops. Luckily I found suitable fabric in my Magic Cupboard which holds my fabric stash.
   I'm working nights again tomorrow but hope to get some more finishes first.
Hugs, Jan Mac





Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Too Much Work and Not Enough Quilting.

I've had another very big week of working nights where work and lots of sleep were all that happened. Or mostly.  Today was a day to finish putting together two more quilts from donated QAYG blocks and the pile of quilts continues to grow for donation. I also bound two more quilts to finish off two more donated tops and I have another four or five left to bind, so I hope to get them done in the next few days.  I still have a pile of QAYG blocks to put together so I'll be busy in the coming weeks. 
Many thanks for all your generous help with these quilt projects for the needy.
Hugs, Jan Mac




Too Much Work and Not Enough Quiltng.

I've had another very big week of working nights where work and lots of sleep were all that happened. Or mostly.  I today was a day to finish putting together two more quilts from donated QAYG blocks and the pile of quilts continues to grow for donation. I also bound two more quilts to finish off two more donated tops and I have another four or five left to bind, so I hope to get them done in the next few days.  I still have a pile of QAYG blocks to put together so I'll be busy in the coming weeks. 
Many thanks for all your generous help with these quilt projects for the needy.
Hugs, Jan Mac