Monday, September 27, 2021

I Still Love QAYG Blocks, UFOs and Hexagons.

This week's finishes are mostly made from string pieced and QAYG blocks which never disappoint me. Cathy Miller from Canada made the lovely string pieced quilt top and also sent the backing, making a lovely quilt to donate.
The next 2 beautiful quilts were made from QAYG blocks donated by several Quilters and they work well to make more lovely quilts to donate. 
Elaine Powell from Qld donated the 2 Central pieces and I combined them with fabric she donated to make a lovely bright quilt for a child.
Norma Aitken and Waverley Patchworkers donated 2 beautiful quilt tops made from 1.5 inch hexagons and I pin basted and quilted one of them today. Usually I would applique the hexagons to borders but the tops were very large already and didn't need borders so I quilted the top and will trim the excess off prior to binding.

   I know lots of quilters aren't that fond of hexagon quilts but for many people they are the design they most often identify with as they have seen older family members making one and it reminds them of happier times. If you find any in Op Shops they are always worth buying as they make lovely quilts to donate. The fabric in this top ranges from 1950s up to a few from 1980s and it's so well pieced that it's going to be a beautiful quilt to donate.

Hugs, Jan Mac 


Sunday, September 26, 2021

Many Thanks Norma and Waverley Patchworkers.

Norma Aitken and the Waverley Patchworkers are very generous supporters and donated all of these items. Norma made 6 lovely quilts for children and babies.

Norma also packed a new nappy bag with hand knits,  baby wraps, a baby blanket,  dummies and bottle.
Waverley Patchworkers donated 3 quilt tops as well as lots of  sets of hexagons to make more quilts,  and some orphan blocks. 
There were also fleece blankets,  pillowcases, a baby carry sling and new undies for children. 
There were lots of soft toys as well as a very cute carry cot for a doll and a small teddy and a change of clothes for the doll.

Eileen Nash (Vic) donated a large roll of fleece fabric and 2 cute little cloth bags.

Many thanks for your generous donations Norma, Waverley Patchworkers and Eileen.

Hugs, Jan Mac 


Thursday, September 23, 2021

More Donations from Maia.

Maia Butler from NSW is a very generous supporter of Oz Comfort Quilts and she knits beautiful garments to donate through Oz Comfort Quilts.  She sent a large parcel containing 4 beautifully knitted baby blankets,  3 beanies, 2 lovely knitted baby dresses and 8 baby jackets/jumpers.

 These lovely garments will be delivered next week and there will be some happy mothers with their babies wrapped in a warm hug from Maia. Many thanks for your generous donation of your time and garments. 

Hugs, Jan Mac 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Many Thanks to Jo and Karen in Queensland.

Yesterday I received 4 parcels from Queensland Quilters. Jo Lewis sent 3 large parcels containing 3 beautiful quilt tops,  a beautifully crocheted blanket,  threads, and 48 lovely QAYG blocks  to make more lovely quilts. 

Karen Barrett sent a parcel containing 35 beautifully made soap pouches as well as $20 to pay for the soap.

Thanks so much ladies for these wonderful donations which will help make life a little easier for lots of disadvantaged people. 

Hugs, Jan Mac 


Sunday, September 19, 2021

Keeping Busy With Finishes.

Lockdown looks like continuing for another 5 weeks so I have been keeping busy quilting more donated tops and knitting jumpers for soft toys.

Maia Butler from NSW donated the cute child's top with a cat theme.

Trinity Patchworkers donated this cute top.
Sandra Orszaczky from ACT has donated a lot of tops and this is one of hers.
Elaine Powell from Qld donated the fleece top and batting for this cute top.
This top was donated some time ago and it's finally quilted and ready to be donated. 
Margaret Fleming (Vic) donated quite a few tops and this lovely autumn top was one from her.
Another scrappy top made from fabric strips which is another pretty quilt to donate.
I also knitted jumpers for 12 soft toys which will all be donated for disadvantaged children. 
Many thanks everyone for your generous donations. 
Hugs, Jan Mac 


Friday, September 17, 2021

Many Thanks Murray Mallee Quilters from Swan Hill.

Faye Hender and the Murray Mallee Quilters from Swan Hill (Vic) sent a huge box containing these 10 beautiful quilts in a variety of sizes and colours. They will soon be on their way for delivery to disadvantaged families and children and they will be very welcome as our nights are still cold.

The ladies also included some orphan blocks and fabric for backing to make some more quilts to donate. Thank you so much for your very generous donations ladies.

Hugs, Jan Mac 


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Many Thanks Beyond Meander Quilting.

Sharon Siacci of Beyond Meander Quilting is a professional quilter who very generously donates her time and thread by quilting more large donated tops for Oz Comfort Quilts and her beautiful quilting really enhances these beautiful quilts.  

Sue Vranzizan (Vic) donated the first 2 beautiful quilts and they will be loved for their warmth and comfort.

Wendy Yates from Victoria donated the next beautiful top and it's bright colours look better in real life.
Vikki Hope (Vic) made the next beautiful top and her mother, Lauris, donated it as part of Vikki's estate so that it could bless others and Sharon has done a wonderful job of the quilting. 
Mary-anne Goss from SA donated the next very large and beautiful quilt top and I love the different shades of blue.
This fabulous pirate top was also donated but I don't have a name attached so please let me know if it's one of your donations so I can acknowledge you.
The extra large backings for all if these quilts were donated by Beth Barr and Carleen Richardson from Tasmania so it's a real group effort to complete all of these beautiful quilts to donate.

 Many thanks to everyone for your generous donations and support. 

Hugs, Jan Mac