Well for once I didn’t complete my one month goal for a start! I did do some of it but a health issue plus another project meant I didn’t get it totally accomplished. Another time.
What I did!
Hearts for Christchurch
Quilters all around the world are making these blocks – I sent my four off but many are gathering together to make full quilts. However we send them off to central places and all the blocks that arrive will be pieced into quilts. Green is an important colour for Muslims – signifying peace I think, so for all the victims’ families and those wounded green heart quilts are being made.
Coloured hearts are being made for first responders; police, ambulance, hospital. So I thought of the log cabin heart quilt I had pieced and started to quilt. So I worked on finishing the quilting and next I was going to put in the little square areas above the hearts words like peace, hope, kia kaha (be strong) aroha (love) etc. But I decided finishing was better so going to bind it and post if off.
My mother’s memorial quilt
Which was my goal, to finish off the applique in the wedding ring section and make two more blocks. I did do the applique and finished one of the two blocks.
This one has names of her children embroidered on, hard to see but when you are up close they are discernible!
Earlier in the month I did some more quilting on my bookcase quilt, and so far I’m happy to have got a good way along. I like to stop and let it gel for awhile about what I’ll do next!