Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sewing for Others

Erin at My Patchwork Life is working on disappearing 4 patch quilts for victims of Hurrican Sandy and has asked her quilting friends to give her a hand by making some blocks and mailing them to her. I decided that I could help and these blocks are already on their way to her mailbox in Virginia!  If you would like to help out by making a few blocks, post a comment on her blog and she will email you with her address!  Erin has a fun blog filled with quilting projects and stories of her work and family. Thanks, Erin, for spearheading this project!  She has already received many blocks and has some friends helping her to sew them together into tops and quilt them.

The London Friendship Quilters' Guild members make placemats each year for our local Meals on Wheels office to give to their clients at Christmas. I used two orphan blocks to make these placemats this week.

The heart block came from a swap a few years ago and the basket block was made by a member of the Elgin Piecemakers Guild.
Soon, several friends and I will be getting together for our annual pillowcase making bee. We have done this for the last couple of years. The pillowcases we made last year were given to our local Christmas hamper program (Christmas Care) and Inn out of the Cold (a shelter for the homeless). 
We had some frost one day last week and I took a few pictures in our backyard.

These geraniums were grown from seed by my FIL. They are still blooming!
The water droplets on these leaves were actually frozen but melting quickly.
Before raking up the leaves last weekend...
I may try to do a bit of sewing later today. I have not had much sewing time lately. We have a family member in the hospital again and have been spending lots of time there.

1 comment:

  1. So happy to see other blocks that may wind up with mine in a donation quilt! They look great!