Sunday, July 19, 2015

Houses and Trees Chemo Quilt


Late last year, all of the members of the Elgin Piecemakers made house blocks for our monthly charity quilt for a chemo patient at our local hospital.  I brought the blocks home, fully intending to put them together into a top within 4-6 weeks...Life got in the way and I did not get back to this project until this week. There were 16 house blocks in all, inspired by the colours of the jelly bean houses of St. Johns, Nfld.

I decided to set them in rows with trees in between the houses, so it looked like a neighbourhood. 

This is a green bean tree!

Some were appliqued by machine.

Some were pieced.

This one was a bit windswept.

I decided the quilt needed a flag as well.

I tried out different colours of solids for between the rows of houses, but in the end, decided that this blue looked the best.

I will be piecing the back tomorrow night and then it will be ready for quilting. Hopefully, it will be quilted and bound and ready for donation by September. The husband of one of our guild members usually does the quilting. I think this quilt will help to cheer someone up, don't you???


  1. I love it! You did a great job assembling the blocks. It's bright and colourful, perfect for that special person needing some love.

  2. I love the addition of your flag.

  3. What a lovely cheerful quilt! The inspiration and the resulting houses are both so pretty and I do love your little trees!

  4. I love what you have done! The addition of the flag is perfect. Great job!

  5. This looks wonderful! What a nice thing to do.

  6. Looked at the start of this post and said, "WHAT???". I live in St. John's and that picture was not what I expected to find on a quilting blog. Love your quilt.

  7. I love the blue stripes ..reminds me of the ocean near those pretty houses in St. John's and the blue sky backgrounds with the trees is such a perfect have such great design sense.