I lined up our enthusiastic St Mark’s Quilters at the end of our workshop last Saturday so they could show off their colourful Line Dance Baby quilts, made from the free downloadable pattern available from Pink Chalk Fabrics.
This beauty, made by Di B, was their inspiration, and it and those started on Saturday will join our growing stash of quilts for the little ones attending the KU Marcia Burgess Kindy.
Each quilter started with a collection of 5 inch charm squares.
Michelle chose 1930s fabrics.
Susie had bought a pack of jungle-themed pre-cut charms.
Michaela chose a nice balance of novelty fabrics and quieter prints to co-ordinate.
Barb worked with soft blues.
Cath went the full-on “I Spy” route.
And Di C used some very “tweet” Christmassy prints. After all, what little child doesn’t like Christmas?
They could choose from an assortment of co-ordinating plains on bolts for their strips and borders, and it was such fun watching their Baby Line Dance quilt tops take shape throughout the day.
Perdita was busy
stripping cutting narrow fabric strips to make tiny quilt-as-you-go squares for a Blanket of Love.
Amanda was machine piecing.
Moo was hiding!
And I was machine quilting a kindy quilt top made by someone else (I forget who) and which needed to be finished off after sitting in the cupboard for far too long.
There was such a creative buzz in the hall.