Sunday, February 22, 2015

This week at Fairholme (3): The Pittwater Quilts - a community project

For last year's end-of-year challenge, we made up fabric kits asked members to make a block each for several quilts to be put together this year. The pattern is based on 'Freezeframe', from Judy Laquidara's 2012 book 60 Pieced Quilt Borders: Mix & Match.

The fabric packs started with a generous donation of scrap fabric from Robyn Evans at Patchwork on Pittwater in Mona Vale, supplemented by some from our community stash. The quilts might become known as the 'Pittwater Quilts'. We estimated that we would have enough blocks for 4 - 6 quilts, depending on size. 

At our first community sewing day earlier this week, Roslyn, Sue, Susan and Georgie took on the task of laying out the blocks, and came up with 5 quilts after a couple of additional blocks are made. 

Thank you to everyone to took a kit and made a block (or two), and those who are sewing them into finished quilts that will be donated to all of our community causes.

After being packed away over our summer break, a little of
this was needed ...
Once the blocks were divided up, it was decided to work
on one quilt at a time ...
... and at the end of the day this cot-sized top was finished, 
and pin basted, and Georgie had offered to quilt it.

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