Just before Christmas I received this wonderful parcel in the mail. With all the celebrations and going on holidays and the kids being home (you get the idea) it has been a mad house around here and I have finally managed to find a few minutes to write this blog post – which I have written and re-written in my mind a few time!
This photo doesn’t really show it but the parcel was huge!
I was so excited because I knew I was getting some blocks from the very generous Susan from Mt Gambier SA, but I was totally unprepared so how much she sent.
Just take a look at the contents of this huge parcel.
This is one (yep these more) of the finished quilt tops. I just love the colours (purple is my favourite colour by the way). It is a great size for a young teenager – I am really looking forward to quilting this one.
Here are some animal themed blocks. A wonderful theme for a young boy!
Aren’t these fabulous? I have never done braid blocks before as I always believed them to be hard, but after seeing these beautiful blocks (strands of braids) I am willing to give them a go. I have a few ideas for these as well, but any suggestions would be very welcome.
These are so cute! Who wouldn’t love to snuggle under a quilt with these wonderful blocks.
The blocks all set out – I think a simple sashing between the blocks with a border or two??
Some extra fabric for some backings. Thank you Susan!
Another finished quilt top! Don’t you just love it! I was so overwhelmed when I was pulling out all these wonderful creations – and I still am each time I look at the pile of donated quilts and blocks. I love how generous quilters are.
This is another quilt top – I just love the use of yellow in this one.
You guessed it, another quilt top! Scrappy strips – how effective is this! This quilt top came this the most amazing flannel backing.
Purple being my favourite colour – I was in heaven opening up all these quilts! I think we have a very strong start to the year and should hit our eight quilt donations per year.
More fabric for backings as well. I just can’t get enough of the colour purple.
Wow, I am totally blown away by Ms Susan’s generosity and I look forward to working on them,and donating them to the very brave children at Westmead Children’s Hospital.
Thank you Susan for your wonderful donation.