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Monday, October 3, 2016

October - summer is gone, autumn is here!

I am plodding along with my finishes and very determined to tidy and clean up the projects that I began this past summer.
There are lots of finished quilts and am happy that I have made a donation to the preemies at the local hospital in the Special Care Unit, to the new Hospice, Holmberg House that opened this spring, and to Quilts of Valour. 
I had my neighbour help me to hang a curtain rod for hanging my quilts for taking a picture.  Much better than using push pins into the wall!  

I have my Roses quilt quilted and bound which means it is finished! Not too sure of the destination for this one since it is a big too short for Hospice.
This floral will go to Hospice.  It is wide and long enough for the beds that they use. And a few florals were used in this although you would never be able to tell that I used any out of my bin.  It is still too full!
And twenty pillowcases made for Quilts of Valour.  I delivered a stack of quilts to the retired Naval veterans association and I like each quilt to have a pillowcase.
This is Honey Bouquet by Villa Rosa and I used up odds and ends of leftover fabrics from other projects.  It is fat quarter friendly and will be a Quilt of Valour.
I have had fun using Jolly Bars which is a phrase from the Fat Quarter Shop.  They are 5" x 10" rectangles, half a 10" square and I used some in another quilt, Tweed, which is waiting to be bound.  But I had some leftover and then cut more from leftover fabrics and played with a bit of improvising to come up with this design.
I put flannel on the back and am thinking that this might go to a counselling group at hospice where they help 'kids' (teenagers) that have lost someone special in their life - a parent, sibling, someone they were close to and they get a quilt while they are in grief counselling.  A fabric envelope is put on the back of the quilt for them to put something that is from the deceased relative or friend such as a part of a shirt, something that has meaning so that the person will be close to them when they cuddle in their quilt. 

With autumn here, and darker evenings, I find it more difficult to sit and sew?  Feel like my day is done when the sun goes down.  But, binding is getting done on lots of my projects. 

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