Saturday, April 6, 2013

I DeciDeD ThaT

My Friday Night with Friends would be a charity night.
I was donated some fabric by Kathy last year for my "Blankets of LoVe" project so I made another little quilt for the hospital. The "flannel" backing was donated by Kathy as well. I used a very scientific NEW quilting tool on this one... see it on the lower left in the pic?... VerY SoPHistcaTeD eh... but it was THE perfect size for making circles.
I added my usual "heart" on the back and some lovely stripes for the binding. The main fabric is very sweet and I kinda like this one for some reason.
I'll stitch the binding back by hand today.
Thanks Kathy for being so supportive.
The colours are much prettier than the light in this pic shows...

Next up... I cut out quite a few "Breast Cancer drain carry bags". Some of the fabric was donated by my SIL Trish (ThANkS) but I'm also using up fabric in my stash too but I need more strapping to finish off the ones I cut out... so more on them LaTeR... but in the meantime, I've finished 5 bags at this stage.
If you want to donate one or two of these bags to a hospital of your choice, or to me to pass on for you... here are the instructions on making them. Visit http://gonestitchin.net ... and click on CHARITY.
They are ReALLy very EasY.

WoW... I still had time to put together another Blanket of Love sandwich. The quilting on this one will have to be stitched over the weekend though as it just got too late to do any more. I plan on some FMQ in an animal shape... so I'll get back to you with that.
How did your night in with FRiEnDs go...? 
Get lots done?  or just a little?  no matter... any crafting is GooD!
I'll come by over the weekend for a visit... so keep the kettle on...

Why not mark MAY 3rd in your diary 
today for the next FnwF.
Thanks for your company!

25 comments:

marina said...

lovely little quilt, those little feet on the fabric, perfect!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Lovely quilt and great tool ;) hugs

Wendy said...

such a sweet little quilt. I am ready for my sew in tonight and am now heading off to the studio for some sewing time.

Susan said...

You are so sweet to donate your Friday night to charity. Lovely little quilt and projects.

debbie said...

Cheryll, Your projects are so nice and what a worthy cause too. I have heard mention of breast cancer too many times to mention in the past 18 months. I will sort out making some bags too. Thank you for the reminder. xx debbie

Christine M said...

Great work Chez. Well done! I'll give you my FNWF report here as I can't do any posts. I keep getting errors and nothing works. I've still got my Thursday post about FNWF waiting to be posted! It is so annoying. I managed to work some more on my stitchery. Hopefully I can get my computer issues sorted out soon. I am able to leave comments (as you can see) and read my blog list but posting just isn't going to happen.

Quilt Kitty said...

A very busy night Chez & great results. Love the quilting tool, wish they were all that cost effective & easy to use. I'm sure I have one of those someone deep & dark in the depths of my cupboards so must look it out. xx

Helen Marasco said...

Gorgeous little quilts so generous of you to donate so much of your time to charity :-)))))))

Michelle Ridgway said...

Great work Cheryll. You got lots done.
Hugs x

wish2stitch said...

You are one busy lady and so generous in donating many of the items that you make.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You are just so generous Chez..you are one amazing lady...

Just Sew Sue said...

You had a very productive evening. I thought I'd done well finishing a baby quilt. Thanks for organising.

Maria said...

You made a few lovely special projects Chez..
Love the new quilting tool. It worked out a treat.

Elyte said...

Very good use of your Friday night. Thanks for organising.

tales from a handmade home said...

Your quilt is beautiful and what a worthwhile charity to support.
Kim

Shirley said...

That's so sweet and great to do things for charity x

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Cute baby quilts and wonderful bags. You do so many beautiful things for charity.

donna said...

Your little blanket of love turned out so sweet. I just love the back.
Hugs
donna

Heather said...

WOW, so much done! Everything looks great and I'm sure the ladies will appreciate those bags.

Lots of Fabric 2 said...

Love the baby quilt,and what a great project for charity have a wonderful weekend jinnie

Maxine said...

OMG Cheryll you are a superwoman, I am exhausted just reading your antics. Lovely blanket of love, drainage bags are great and you have a lovely big heart. Thanks for organising FnwF.

Fiona said...

lovely finishes... great idea to use a specific night for charity stuff....
Hugz

Jody Herbert said...

Wow - you got heaps done! Those blankets of Love look beautiful and the bags too.

Deb R said...

Wow you were productive, cute little quilts!

Sisbabestitches said...

What a fabulous choice for Friday night! Love all the progress you made :) The blanket is so beautifully simple, just perfect :)

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