Monday, July 1, 2013

After the flood...quilting

Hello one and all, it's been madness here in Calgary the last 10 days.  Over 100,000 residents were evacuated from their homes due to unprecedented flooding in the city.  My family and I were/are incredibly fortunate as we did not have any flooding near our house.  We were glued to the television though as we really could not believe the images we were seeing....what a shock to see the Elbow and Bow rivers rise so high.  I spent a day with friends at a local quilt store making quilts for those in the city and the surrounding area who have lost all of their earthly possessions.  It was heartwarming to see so many people come into the store and drop off finished quilts, fabric squares and fabric donations.   Here's a link to My Sewing Room's newsletter if you want to see photos.

I cleared up my schedule yesterday and kept busy making quilt tops.  I have already dropped off three, using fabric from my stash and picked up donated fabric to make a few are a few pics.

I made these blocks two years ago...just needed a little motivation to put them together.

Had these floral fabrics in my stash for a few years so it was nice to put this one together...a simple brick pattern.
Another project from my UFO pile, ready to go.

Used donated fabric for this one.  We wanted to be sure to make some masculine looking quilts.

10-inch blocks go together so quickly, you have a nice 40x50 quilt in no time.
Another masculine quilt using donated fabric.  They are all being long-armed now and will be ready to go this week!

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