Earlier in the year, I saw a notice in the local patchwork shop for a group of quilters called Annie's Legacy. The whole focus of the group is making quilts for our local hospital and hospice. The group was founded by a couple ladies whose friend Annie died from cancer about 2 years ago. They make quilts primarily for patients undergoing cancer treatment, a lot of which are children. I was really interested in finding out more so I went along to a meeting in February and was amazed by the number of quilts they have made and donated and also by the number of quilters involved. A lot of quilters donate one or two quilts a year, others donate fabric or batting. Some people make quilt tops while others quilt and bind them.
I thought it was such a worthwhile cause that I committed myself to making a couple of quilts a year. I went through my stash and found a whole lot of fabric from the Shangri La range and thought that would make a nice lap quilt. I selected 2 different blocks from the book 200 Quilt Blocks and made samples.
The first one is Broken dishes:
and the second one is Four Patch Chain:
Each of the blocks is 6" (finished) which makes construction really easy. I'm not sure if I will have enough of each colour to make all the blocks needed so may have to add a border. I've cut up all the fabric I have, so when I've made all the blocks I'll lay it out and see what else is needed. I think I might use some flannel for the backing, to make it extra snuggly.
It's actually really nice having a machine project because I've been doing a lot of stitchery lately so this is a good change. It's nice to think that something I enjoy doing can really bless someone else.
Until next time