Saturday, February 20, 2016


Love was in the air last weekend, Valentine's weekend, as St Mark's Quilters gathered for our first Saturday workshop of the year.

This is our sixth year stitching Blankets of Love for Royal Prince Alfred Hospital's Newborn Intensive Care Unit,  and our seventh making cot sized quilts for the little ones at the KU Marcia Burgess Kindy, and we love our work!

With permission from Megan Pitz @canoeridgecreations I shared her True Love Mini Quilt pattern, and took along my version. With an extra border or two it makes a very sweet little Blanket of Love, and would look gorgeous hanging on a nursery wall.

Sue was hand piecing a heart block of her own, to be joined up with three others for a flower effect.

Di C and Perdita wasted no time cutting out fabrics for new quilts.

This was Perdits's latest sweet finish, perhaps suitable for an Easter bub?

This donated quilt top found a volunteer eager to take it home and finish it as an 'emergency' quilt.

Gail carefully pieced these little blocks, undaunted by all the Y seams.

She also brought in these two cheery Blankets of Love. 

[The quilts in my photos are really not as wonky as they look. It's just that I like to photograph them in the bright shade outside in the garden, and our grassy lawn is particularly lush and spongy right now after a good rainfall.]

Michelle relaxed with some big-stitch hand quilting. So pretty!

Sophie and Susan brought in this cute finished Kindy quilt, made from a jelly roll and two bunny border prints.

And this Blanket of Love.

Barb made these two beauties.

...and this delicious French Apple Cake for our morning tea. Yum!

Gillian was still feeling the Dresden love.

..and we loved the lemon slice and chocolate cakes she brought along!

There was no need to ask Margaret how she spent her holidays. Look at all these beauties from our hexie queen!

Robyn's hand piecing is meticulous, but when time prevented her finishing this beautiful little quilt with hand quilting Di B helped in with a great spot of team work, and machine quilted it. 

Finally, look who had a birthday this week. Happy 12th birthday, lovely Matilda!🎉