As we literally walked in the door from our week away I received a phone call from Sue H. of Deniliquin (NSW). She was on her way through with more lovely tote bags she'd made as well as some bags of fabric. In one of the bags were 4 old fashioned woolen skirts. The fabric was still in excellent condition but no longer in fashion. I deconstructed them and made one of them into a lap sized quilt. It's thick fabric and very warm so I quilted a backing of fleecy material to the back and it didn't need any batting. It will make a lovely quilt/blanket for a child or an elder at Pine Ridge Reservation.
I love using up what would otherwise be wasted and have already deconstructed the other skirts and washed the fabric. I also saved the zippers and they will go to a Sewing group at Pine Ridge when I've collected enough to fill the box. The yellow/red tartan fabric has some small holes from moths so that will be used for the inner layer of QAYG blocks and as it is woolen fabric it will make them nice and cosy. The large piece of blue tartan will be used for backing and the other lovely fabric would be lovely as a quilt but it bled and bled when I washed it so it will make some lovely bags- it looks like paisley tapestry fabric and will make sturdy and fashionable bags- I hope.
I also put together a smaller QAYG quilt for Pine Ridge as well as finishing off a quilt that Sue donated and I'll show them on my other blog at Oz Comfort Quilts. Back to my machine.
Hugs Jan Mac