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Friday, March 25, 2011

The joy of helping

Today was a lovely day.  On Monday of last week I helped work towards the completion of a very special quilt.  Today we got together so that Diana would quilt it with the confidence of having some help if she got stuck.  First she traced off a label, watched by her Mum, Betty and friend, Cynthia.

Then Betty embroidered a chain stitch heart on the label.  Diana's sister only completed some of the blocks for the front so Diana made some more to enlarge the quilt.  To differentiate between the original blocks made by her sister and those Diana made, Betty embroidered heart on all the  original ones.
 While Betty worked on the label Diana quilted her first ever quilt!!!  She is smiling here but most of the time she sat with intense concentration focused on her task.
 At the end of the quilting, this is the result.  Isn't it pretty.  We ran out of time today but on Monday afternoon Diana is going to come over again, during our sewing bee so we can show her how to attach the binding with mitred corners etc. 
I think her niece will be blown away and I know her sister will be very pleased and grateful. 

Now I have to get on to some applique.  Lots of work to do to get ready for the sewing bee we are having on Monday.  Our mission is to complete as many quilts for Queensland as possible.  The more I get done over the weekend, the more we will finish on Monday!

Till next time...Happy stitching!


  1. The story of this quilt makes me want to cry! How beautiful, inspiring, and what a treasured gift it will be! That's a lot of love poured into a quilt! It's beautiful!


  2. The quilt is beautiful and the niece is going to LOVE it!!

    Is that a pool I see in your backyard?? I'm jealous!!

  3. Lovely quilt, real teamwork. Isn't it fun to teach a new quilter. The thrill of completing your first quilt is awesome.

  4. Beautiful quilt. Great team effort. Wonderful cause.

  5. LOVE, LOVE and friendship can RULE the world lots of that in this QUILT! How happy this young girl will be, Blessing to ALL of you


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