Monday, December 13, 2010

A Cool Quilt

I'm racing the clock again with the news that the women's refuge I supply with quilts would like 12 for Christmas instead of the usual 4 to 6. This means I need to get some finished off ASAP and I've bound one and finished 3 QAYG quilts since yesterday.
This quilt I've just finished yesterday was donated as 12.5" blocks made in the QAYG style, with batting and backing already in place and the blocks have been pieced using crumb pieces and scrappy fabrics. I used a dark binding to sash them and make them play nicely together. If you asked me if the colour is black or a very dark navy I would have to say "yes!" as I couldn't tell the difference in my sewing room last night. Either way I love it and the bright colours will cheer someone up for Christmas. I'm sorry that I can't give credit to the person who made the blocks and donated them to me so if you recognize it please let me know. The other finished quilts will also be shown on my other blog at

I've also made two baby wraps and knitted 2 baby jackets and hats for premmie babies. I also have a couple of baby quilts to finish off and these baby items will go to the wonderful ladies who care for premmie babies in foster care. I need to keep my foot to the pedal to get more quilts finsihed and I've just heard two loud bangs from my sewing machine and I've detected a smell of burning. The funny thing was that I wasn't using it at the time but the machine is hot so that is now unplugged and I'll have to get DH to check the wiring. Luckily I've managed to get my other old machine to work again after having problems with the tension so I hope I can keep working to get these quilts finished for this week. Joining the QAYG blocks does take it's toll and I don't want to use my newest machine on them as I don't want to wear that one out too. I may have to look out for another older sewing machine which can take the heavy sewing required.
I forgot to say that the river level has gone down again and we managed not to have water through the house again so we were blessed. Luckily we could leave using the 4WD so we could still have one of our Christmas gatherings.
Back to work.
Jan Mac

1 comment:

kaite said...

good to get your update but i do hope you can get the machine to work without burning out. worrying for you. hugz, k.