Saturday, 7 March 2015

More Sewing for Siblings Together 2015

Most of my sewing time in recent weeks has been taken up with sewing for Siblings Together.
I've had the machine in my sewing room set up for machine quilting this quilt whilst I've taken over the dining room piecing on my other machine.

I recently purchased the Machinger's quilting gloves and I'd highly recommend them, they grip the fabric making it easier to move when free motion quilting, I also find them comfortable to wear. I purchased them online from Eclectic Maker who provide a super quick service which for me comes high up the list when choosing which of the many online stores to buy from.

This is the project which has taken over the dining room. I had some fabrics, which were donated by Moda, left over from the quilt I put together for the Siblings Together Bee a couple of years ago. I asked the lovely quilters on Instagram if anyone had any fabrics that would go with them which they would like to donate so I could make another quilt for the charity. Unsurprisingly I was sent some fantastic fabrics and I've started to put together this rail fence quilt. 

Mary and Hannah are both putting together group quilts using Home Sweet Home blocks from a tutorial by Jenna from Quilting in the Rain. People from all over the UK and abroad are sending them both blocks for them to turn into wonderful quilts. These are the blocks I put together for them.

The quiltometer is now up to 16 completed quilts with loads more in the process of being made. If anyone would like to join in please have a look at my last post for how you can get involved.
Bye for now, Maria


Gemini Jen NZ said...

I love the rail fence! I use the quilter's gloves too, very handy when doing free motion quilting but also when doing the straight line quilting or in the ditch quilting with all the layers. Totally recommend!

Fran said...

Love the one you're quilting! So pretty.

Mack and Mabel said...

I'm so pleased to be part of this quilt drive, Maria and well done for your part in highlighting the need. I'm hoping to get two more finished in the next couple of weeks.
I agree, Machingers are the best and most comfortable quilting gloves I've ever used.

Kim said...

Such a wonderful initiative, Maria. The rail fence is looking lovely. Lots of lovely colour and pattern there. Also love the quilt you are pretty.

QuiltCandy said...

You are making wonderful progress! I love the fabrics you've used, so bright and colourful!