A friend of Helen`s lost her 15 year old daughter last august so tragic she had a epileptic fit. The Mum is having a fund raiser on her anniversary for the epilepsy charity, and Helen volunteered Catherine my other daughter and me to make some things for it!! Catherine does glass painting and makes beautiful cards no stitching but other techniques. I am also pleased to support this charity as my ex husband suffered from uncontrolled epilepsy from the age of 29 till his death aged 76 and I would never know when he was going to have a fit, he often had them whilst waiting to board a plane after a holiday, we were sure air conditioning effected him so any money raised will go to researching this illness
I have made 8 bags with embroidered cats on them
2 aprons, 3 key fobs, 5 fabric trays,1 fabric box, 2 nine patch little bags and 2 tablet holders.
I have also made 15 blocks for the Manchester quilting bee that are making quilts following the bombing at the concert last month, the bee are coming up to our Leeds MQG on 17th and we are all going to help making the blocks into quilts. The hexies have been attaches to 6.5" squares.
I sorted my scraps during the month and decided to make some fabric baskets for them one for each colour, I used car headliner the same as bosal but cheaper and not iron on and it worked very well,
3 more quilts a baby quilt for Debbie a friend of Helen`s baby not born yet but Helen says she loves the quilt/play mat. Hand quilted with a wavy pattern on the sashing and circles on the blocks.
This is the back of the quilt liking this fabic
now this one was done with Jennie Rayment on the create and craft channel my first attempt at medallion quilt I hand quilted this with purple perle thread I enjoy hand quilting but could not do it with hand quilting cotton and very small stitches.
Next is a crazy stack and whack quilt fun to do but struggled with arranging the blocks, hand quilted.
I also made 10 assorted blocks the winter slostice BOM was completed and I decided the blocks that were bigger than 12" I would not use in the quilt so made the substitute blocks instead. Sorry can`t find the photo for these.
Last but not least a stitching apron for me to wear when stitching. It has pockets on the front, I made the same as the charity ones but this was the first I made might take the waistband and straps off and make them narrower as I have done in the other 2. It is reversible but no pocket on the other side.