Saturday, 17 March 2012

Friday Night Sew In: March

The best laid plans.... my Friday Night Sew In didn't actually start until almost 9 o'clock last night. Michael's Grandad is in hospital, so we went to visit.
When I did get started, I decided to finish off this mini quilt: It is just 20" x 16" and is an incubator quilt. It will be donated to a local charity called Tiny Lives who will give it either to the parents of premature babies, or the parents of babies born asleep. Two of the regulars at our LQS have lost grandchildren recently within days of their due date, so the shop is coordinating this. If anyone would like to contribute a quilt, they must be 20x16", no embelishments or lose threads - see the blog for more info. Any quilts recieved by the end of March will be entered in to a draw with some Moda goodies as a prize.
I've backed my quilt with some flannel to keep it soft - wadding would have made a quilt of this size quite stiff. Can you believe that this is the very first quilt where I have used white as my background/neutral - I've often used cream and I love love love black - but I could very easily be converted to white - it's so fresh!
I've taken my inspiration for this quilt from some of the Scrap Attack posts on Stitched in Colour and I'll be entering this quilt into the Festival of Scrappiness at the end of the month. I hope to make another quilt by then as well.

Scrap Attack Quilt-Along

And before bed I made a Farmer's Wife block. In honour of St. Patricks day I went with green. This is block #28 Duck and Ducklings. I modified the design slightly so I could rotary cut it, and as five doesn't go into 6 in any way that I could rotary cut and I didn't fancy foundation piecing and there was no way I was resorting to template.... I made the block 5x5" so each individual unti was 1" finished, then added half inch finished borders round the edge. I think I'll be doing this on a couple of other blocks too!

Hope you had a productive Friday night!


Nancy said...

Your little quilt is beautiful and it is awesome that you are donating it to a worthy cause. I love the St. Patty's day block too.

Tiffany said...

This is a lovely scrap quilt, with a really wonderful purpose. Beautiful rainbow colors.

Shauna said...

What a great quilt and a wonderful cause :)

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

Thank-you for doing this worthwhile work!

Jenny said...

Beautiful quilt and a wonderful donation.

Kritta22 said...

I clicked on the blog and there wasn't much info for the tiny Lives. I have a few questions like can I donate from the US or what? If you have more info or can send my contact info somewhere, that would be awesome!

Your quilt is beautiful, by the way. and even more so knowing the cause.