Saturday, February 13, 2010

A new year, a new group - and lots of “New Life” quilt blocks

Today saw the inaugural gathering of the St Mark’s Quilters, and I think I can pronounce it a resounding success!

Our fresh graduates from last year’s Stitchin’ Mission were keen to carry on making quilts for the KU Marcia Burgess Autism Specific Early Learning & Care Centre - and how could Di B and I pass up the chance to help our friends grow their quiltmaking skills? Self-indulgent selfless, aren’t we?

We had an impressive stash of these left over from last year…



So we decided (with Linda Hungerford’s gracious permission) to demonstrate how to make these…IMG_2880 Linda’s method of stitching scraps together to create colourful scrappy blocks from “bones” (tiny pieces of useless-looking fabric) is so simple and addictive that, after a short devotion on the Bible passage that inspired our pattern (Ezekiel 37: 5-6), our quilters were soon diving into the St Mark’s Quilters scrap bags and stitching up lots of these…IMG_3074-1


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1 comment:

  1. What fun for all of you! It's wonderful to hear your group has organized and that you are making excellent use of unloved leftover scraps. May your scrap supply never dwindle!


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