Thursday, November 18, 2010

Girl Guide Project

Hello everyone!  Hope you are all well, not stressing out too much.  It's easily done with the holiday season fast approaching and all that needs to be done beforehand.

A while back I agreed to help my daughter who is a girl guide leader with their service project.  We're making a quilt (or two) for Victoria's quilts, an organization that donates quilts to cancer patients.  Here's a link if you would like more information

We thought it would be a great opportunity for the girls to learn two techniques:  basic sewing and applique.  The girls will each make a four patch block and applique a heart or flower (or something else of their choosing) on another block.  I've agreed to sew the blocks together for them and do the quilting if need be.  We also thought it would be fun for them to paint a special block as well.  Take a look and see what the girls did last night.


We needed 100 or so blocks to make sure each girl (and the leaders too!) could make a four-patch.

Here's the fabric the girls painted.

Here are some of their masterpieces.

And a few more.

We did manage to get the four patches done, but the applique will have to wait until next week.

For some of the girls, this was the first time they had done any sewing, so I think they did pretty well.

I'll be busy the next few days putting these blocks together and ready for them to quilt next week.




  1. Very cute - I can't wait to see the finished product(s)! Haha I think their sewing skills are currently better than mine, I commend them! Looks like it was a lot of fun :)

    Victoria xoxo


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