Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Old Faithfuls.

 You can't beat the QAYG blocks for putting together quilts quickly. I still had a pile of QAYG blocks and have been making some more with my batting scraps and scraps of fabric. I love how a different colour used to join the blocks can alter the look of the quilt.
 This pink one will be lovely for a young girl and it's a very vibrant quilt.
 This quilt and the one to follow were made for a boy and man and they are the quilts I have the most trouble with as many of the blocks I have on hand have florals or lots of feminine colours and Peter Mac told me that they don't get many quilts and what they do get are mainly for women so I am trying to focus on getting blocks made for males too.
 I make the larger size of 5 x 7 blocks for men and the smaller size of 4 x 6 for women and kids as well as different sizes for the tops I'm quilting. When I did the bushfire quilt drive in 2009 I used to make 3 quilts of 5 x 7 size each day. I can't believe I was able to keep that up for months but I must be aging now because I could make 3 of the 4 x 6 size but not 5 x 7.
Never mind Every finished quilt will bring comfort to someone who has had their world turned upside down by cancer. I'm very grateful that our experiences with cancer didn't require chemo and extensive treatments but I can remember the stress and anxiety we felt and hope that a lovely quilt will give comfort that someone is thinking of them.
 I couldn't do so much without all of your help though.
Hugs, Jan Mac


Maria said...

QAYG blocks always look great .. well done Jan ...

My DD has a couple of baby quilts, do you donate small ones too??

Linda said...

QAYG block quilts are still my favourite. Well done with your finishes. Hope you manage to find enough blocks and fabrics to make some more quilts for men and boys.

margaret said...

I really must have a go at the QAYG blocks more hours in the day please lots of love;y quilts you have made here

marijke Kleefman-Sandee said...

If you go as fast as your,e doing now you will make the 100 this year.
like them all .Hugs Marijke

Sheila said...

I never tire of looking at pictures of your colorful, charity string block quilts.