Wednesday, 8 January 2014

W.I.P. Wednesday Charity Quilt Project Blocks

It's W.I.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and I am linking up today with some blocks I have been working on for Charity quilt projects. First up are quilt blocks that I am sending out in the mail (hopefully today) to the U.K. to Little Island Quilting. She has asked quilters to send her 12 1/2 inch quilted blocks, or whole quilts if you can, to distribute to children in a home for street children of Mexico City. Check out her Jan. 2 and Jan. 5 posts on her blog if you want to get involved.

 I posted last week on my blog about my friend who is too ill with cancer to sew anymore and she gave me an amazing gift of a Juki sewing machine. She also gave me three file boxes of fabric! Inside one of the boxes was this postage stamp block. I added the borders to make it 12 1/2 inches. I am not the greatest machine quilter so I am a bit nervous to send these off. I hope they are okay.
I made these two pinwheel blocks for the Mexico City project and quilted them with stippling.
And I found this red and white block in my stash which I tried to echo quilting on. So, I hope these blocks will work out for the project and help to make a difference.

These next four pictures are of slabs I have made for my Quilt of Valour project. The smaller slabs will be cut into maple leaves which will be appliqued onto a piece of white fabric. The larger slabs will be cut in half to be the sides of the Canadian flag. The quilt will be a rainbow of Canadian flag blocks.
 
This slab technique is new to me so I hope I am getting it right. It's good for using up scraps that's for sure. This project fulfills two goals: to sew a quilt of valour and to use up some of my sizable scrap collection.

 

I am using Cheryl Arkinson's Oh, Canada pattern for this project.
 
So those are my WIPs this week. I am linking up with Freshly Pieced today. Thank you for visiting my blog!

3 comments:

  1. Your blocks look great! The slab blocks look especially perfect for scrap busting. Visiting from the WIP linkup :)

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  2. hello! YES! Your blocks ARE great! And you are brave to keep practicing the quilting! A big hug to your friend, what a kind and generous gift!!!!!

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  3. Aww. Thank you Stephanie. :) You are a no-reply blogger so I could not email you back... but I want to say thank you for the confidence boost. Much needed sometimes. :D

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