Sunday, 31 October 2010

Linus crazy!

I have been busy sewing, honestly, but this retirement business is fraught with people wanting to meet you for lunch, for coffee, for shopping etc. and I'm really enjoying saying 'yes!' This week though, I've had two requests for Linus quilts. One is for a 14 year old girl with cancer who loves textiles - got to get a quilt to her in double-quick time - and the other for five disabled children who are going into fostercare, all boys. Of course, I have very few Linus quilts at the moment, as I've just made a big delivery to the refuge, so am trying to make a some quilts up to suit. Here is the one for the 14 year old girl (who loves pink).

The fabric in the centre was 'left over from a project' and donated to Linus. How can so much coordinating fabric be left over? Well, it's a good job we're not all scrap quilters like me, as there would be no donated scraps to make charity quilts from!

Here is the completed top from the pattern in McCall's Quilting. It's nice and gutsy and will be good for a boy, I think. And finally, I have put together these scrappy blocks which were made at a recent Linus sewing afternoon.

This will make a great cot quilt. Can you see DH peeping through the border fabric on the last two quilts? This donated fabric isn't very good quality, and while it will be fine for these children's quilts, shows its faults when held in front of a window. Now I need to get layering and quilting!


orchidlover said...

Great quilts. If you are ever stuck for orphaned blocks just yell out and I'll see what I can dig out

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Contented Caroline said...

Wow Lynda just fabulous - always impressed by your Linus quilts - do you ever make anything just for you?

Barb said...

great collection of quilts.
How lucky the new owners will be.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Great job! Those quilts are bound to put smiles on faces!

Susan said...

Your quilts are the Cat's Meow....

How kind you are to give of your time so freely.