Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Crazy Quilt blocks for Charity Quilt - Part 2

I have been struggling with these 4 Crazy Quilt Blocks for our group's Charity Quilt project which I wrote about here, for more than a week.  Deciding how to decorate them was clearly not my strong point.  Being back at work doesn't help either as the creative juices just don't flow as good.  But looking at the photo I think they turned out ok.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Birthday Presents - Continue

Handed these presents out over the weekend.

I made this Quilting Organizer for a dear friend, Hettie Pringle.  She is my quilting teacher and mentor and you can read all about her here

It is the same pattern that I used for my sister, Christa's, Closet Organizer - I only used the designs for the larger embroidery frame resulting in 3 larger pockets than the 4 pockets you see below.  I also substituted the designs with a quilt related theme.

My  quilting friend, Sonja, received these 4 covered coat hangers.

And so my two week holiday has sadly come to an end and it's back to work tomorrow.  I really enjoyed the time at home, but all good things must come to an end - eventually.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Birthday Presents

Spend the first week of my holiday mainly making birthday presents for various friends.  I get such a wonderful feeling of accomplishment with every project finished as I get to start a new project!

On Tuesday night at the Rotary Cutter's monthly meeting, I handed out these scissor cases together with a chocolate and an inspirational verse.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Charity Quilt - Part 1

Our quilt group, the Rotary Cutters, decided to donate a Sampler quilt for charity this year.  Every member got to choose her favourite technique and prepare 4 12.5 inch blocks.  We are donating the quilt to The Muscular Dystrophy Research Foundation of South Africa and hope that they will be able to raise money for research.  My firstborn died as a result of  Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2003 3 weeks before his 20th birthday.

My 4 blocks looks like this and will form the centre of the quilt.

Late Louwrens Geel (17-09-1983 to 22-08-2003) with his baby brother Trevor jr in 2000.