It has been a very busy few months/weeks at my house, and there has been so much generosity coming into my home that it has been tough keeping up.
I have been a little behind on blogging donation posts and I apologise for this. I am catching up I promise.
Both Effie and I would like to upfront let you all know that we are NOT professional photographers, not even amateur photographers, so some of the photos are well… not very professional looking. We are working out a way to take better pictures, but it is really hard to take good pictures of quilts, especially the big ones.
So hang in there, we will get better (we hope).
After much discussion between Effie and I we have decided to make a slight change to our workflow. The way we are doing it at the moment (see previous post on workflow) is working very well up until the point of labelling. We have found that putting the name of each and every person who donated a piece of fabric, block, backing or binding to a quilt is really too hard to keep track of, it means that each and every piece of fabric, block, backing or binding that comes to us needs to have a label on it so we know who it comes from. Once we are in the process of sewing the quilts together all these bits of paper are hard to keep track off, and trying to keep each and every quilt documented takes a lot of time, time we would rather put into making even more quilts to donate.
So, what we are going to do now is: as each donation comes in we will take photos and post it on the blog along with the donators name. Once that has been done, all blocks, fabric, backing and binding will then be put into our stash of goodies ready to be make into quilts.
Once the quilt has been made it will be labeled with a Sew Generous label with the quilt number, the date it was completed and if it has a name (some quilts get cute nicknames).
If a quilt comes to us ready made and all set to go with it’s own label, nothing will be changed or added to it.
I have to say that my studio is overflowing with quilts that have been completed, quilted waiting for binding and needing to be quilted and bound! We are hoping to have a really large number of quilts to hand over to the Oncology department ready for Christmas. Fingers crossed that all goes well.
Happy quilting and thanks for being Sew Generous.