Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A Quilt for Fort McMurray

Christine and I got together on Monday night for our weekly sewing night.  We both worked on quilts for families who lost their homes in the wildfires in northern Alberta.

You might remember seeing the blocks I was making last week....

I laid the blocks out on the floor outside my sewing room since the design wall already has another project on it.  

I did some tweaking to make sure the colours were balanced and sewed the blocks together.  I added a bright green border, and then the top was done!

The blocks are 9" squares so this is a good sized lap quilt.  The blocks were made from a layer cake that had been hanging out in my stash for a few years.  This was a fast and fun quilt to make and I am hoping it will bring some comfort and happiness to a family who has lost all of their home to the fire.  

I plan on quilting this one myself using the ideas I learned in the walking foot quilting class with Jacquie Gering a few weeks ago.  I bought myself something new for my sewing room...

I will be putting it to good use when quilting this quilt!  I will do a post on what is in the box soon.  


  1. Fabulous quilt! and this is a beautiful thing you are doing for the victims.

  2. A wonderful idea. Many homes completely gone.

  3. What a pretty, cheerful quilt! I think you'll have fun quilting it yourself. I took Jacquie's class, too, and learned so much.

  4. What a pretty quilt top for a wonderful cause!

  5. What a fun quilt! I like the alternating blocks, a lot. Oooh!!! What's in the box?!?!? Fun days ahead, I'm thinking!!! :)

  6. Very pretty quilt, and what a heartwarming gift!

  7. Ooooo! Can't wait to hear more about your new machine!