Friday, 16 January 2015

2 quilts finished this week!

So this was a red letter week in sewing land. I finished not one but two quilts, one of them start to finish. 
First I finished the binding on my scandi stars quilt - navy blue. Not black or white as recommended by Mary Fons, but a dark neutral none the less. 

I included double batting and a flannel backing, so it is seriously cosy. Also my first quilt with no white- I love it! 

Second quilt was conceived of and finished in 6 days. I learned that a friend at church was in the middle of a course of chemo last weds, and thought what can I do? Make a chemo quilt of course. So I pulled fabric and had it pre washed by Friday, cut Saturday, top sewn by Monday, quilted, bound, washed, dried and delivered on Tuesday, ready for her next treatment on Wednesday. 

 I didn't use batting but quilted it onto a fleece blanket (ikea £3!) so it's small and light enough to fit into a regular bag, but still soft and warm. My friend really liked it, I hope it cheers up a boring hospital room , I wish it could magic her better too ...

I'm sewed out now, I think for the rest of the weekend I'm going to crochet a scarf just for a change of scenery! 

Linking to crazy mom for show and tell time- thank you Amanda Jean!

And Modern Tradition Quilts. Not sure if this will link through though, this blogger app is pretty basic ...


  1. Love them both, and boy are you quick! What a blessing that chemo quilt will be. It will lift her spirits, even if it doesn't magic her better.

    1. Thank you Jennie, I know my friend really appreciated the quilt. The focus of a quick turnaround was great, concentrating on her needs, making something cheerful and sturdy - it blessed me too.

  2. I love your Scandi quilt and I too agree, the navy binding looks better. Great job on two quilts done in one week. I too am in the midst of a chemo quilt for a family member. Great work and enjoy your crochet time. Thank you for sharing it on KISMIF and come back sometime. I'd love to see your projects!--Shannon

  3. beautiful! i love the big brick pattern, very pleasing and i'm sure cheered up your friend

  4. Very beautiful and colorful quilts! Great job!