Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Many hands

Sorry about the blogging hiatus, friends. I just popped out for a spot of quilt making, self-organizing, and family time. There might have been a tad too much time spent on Instagram too.

Now, where were we?

You may recall that back in February Perdita brought along this large quilt top to our St Mark's Quilters workshop.

We all agreed that it would be perfect to have on hand to donate in case of an emergency, and Gail, bless her heart, offered to quilt it on her domestic machine.

Pinning could have been a challenging job for Gail alone, but there were plenty of willing hands at our March workshop.

A Kwik Klip is the best way Di B and I have found to close those safety pins without pricking our fingers, but without one of these some of our quilters chose to leave their pins open, while Di came along behind to close them with the Kwik Klip.

It was done in under 15 minutes!

Many hands do make light work.

Here are a few of our latest finishes.







Remember I shared this little pieced heart pattern at our February workshop?

Di J

A few of our ladies have started on their own versions, and this is Gail's Blanket of Love, with the heart shape cleverly repeated in the negative space. Perfect for one of the tiny bubs in the Newborn Intensive Care Nursery at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.


Di C has pinned this cute Noah's Ark panel and plans to domestic machine quilt it into a Kindy quilt for The Marcia.

And Sue W has similar plans for this panel.

Finally, something I hope will make you smile. 

Like all of us, Chester loves *91 years young* Margaret, so when his friend Matilda the golden retriever (Margaret's grand-doggy) wasn't nearby he moved in for some love and pats. Beautiful picture of them both, don't you agree?


  1. It's good to see what the talented and generous quilters at St Mark's have been up to. It warms my heart to see a basting bee. That's quiltmaking shared, at its finest. Though I'm not a fan of heart shapes, you've won me over with that pieced heart because it's a gift of love. Just beautiful! But the best picture is of Margaret and Chester. Hugs on both of them. It's good to see you blogging again!

  2. I wandered where you had gotten to. glad to see you back blogging and busy as ever

  3. So many pretty things and generous hands and hearts! And of course Chester is a handsome companion. Thanks for the fun update, you are always so busy!

  4. The Amish Sunshine and Shadow quilt brings back such fond memories of the very first quilt I made - taught by Francis Deacon from George, South Africa - Outeniqua Quilters Guild - what an excellent teacheršŸ™Œ


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