Monday, August 27, 2018

August update

I thought I was doing a little better this month in the "posting" department - until I realized that it's already been more than a month since my last post...  OOPS!
It's been another busy month - spent a day here and there with my daughter(s) and grandsons; the garden is at it's peak, and there's been a LOT of freezing and preserving going on.  My SIL's grandmother passed away, so we had a funeral too.  There's even been a bit of quilting!
About a month ago, I saw a post about "blocks needed" on Instagram.  There's a movement happening to provide the families of fallen Canadian police officers with a quilt.  The block is a 12.5" blue Raspberry Kiss block - and I've done a stack of them in the 9" size, so I figured it wouldn't be too hard to go up a size.  Found the pattern, started making blocks - got them to the point of squaring them up, and found out that there was a mistake in the pattern...  So, found my trusty seam ripper, and took all the blocks apart.  Sewed them back together on Sat. and trimmed them all up today - and I was shocked to find that I'd made 35 blocks!  These are just a few of them.

I'm also still working on making more quilts for the Peddiatric Critical Care Unit, with the focus on older boys.  Seeing as I had been working with so many blue fabrics, I decided to make another "Have Faith" quilt, using primarily blue fabrics for the pluses - and added a bit of grey to some of them.
I'lve got all the blocks made now - just have to join them up into a top, and then get it quilted so that it can be put to use.  But first, I have a very special quilt to make a back for - and then I'll have to quilt it - and have it ready to present next week.  All I know right now is that it's big - not quite queen size maybe?  I have to find all the special fabrics that I'm hoping to use for the back - and then hopefully make a back that's big enough the first time!
I HOPE to have a show-and-tell post later next week!
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