Friday, April 22, 2016

A Quick and Easy one.

The outer blocks are 6" finished.  The center is an 18" square.  Couldn't be easier. This one measures 30" square as it was going to a neonatal unit.

Friday, April 1, 2016

From a Bag

A member took home a bag of scraps and surprised us with this !  A fun way to make a baby quilt. Measures 36" square.

Friday, March 11, 2016

For March babies

Blocks on white colored with fabric markers by children at our last parish festival - a way to have them help us and let them share in doing a corporal work of mercy.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Another for February

This one for the Neonatal Unit.
This is an enlarged Baton Rouge block made to a 30" square dimension - the minimum size for our local unit.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Buried with Thread

back of a rag quilt from recycled fabric
"To sew is to pray. Men don't understand this. They see the whole but they don't see the stitches. They don't see the speech of the creator in the work of the needle. We mend. We women turn things inside out and set things right. We salvage what we can of human garments and piece the rest into blankets. Sometimes our stitches stutter and slow. Only a woman's eyes can tell. Other times, the tension in the stitches might be too tight because of tears, but only we know what emotion went into the making. Only women can hear the prayer."

                            ~ LOUISE ERDRICH, Four Souls as posted by Sherry Redowl on Facebook from Walk in Beauty.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

February Report 1

We gave a member a bag of scraps (small leftovers from previous quilts) and here's what she came up with:
Great job, Jee Soo!  She took the pieces and constructed 9 1/2" squares to come up with this colorful baby quilt.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Last one for January

These are so popular. We can't make enough of these.  Since we are in Southern California, we only use two layers of flannel in putting these rag quilts together. That's the sun shining on the last row.