... not only did I gain an addiction to paper piecing (thanks Kristy!) but I also gained these gorgeous little house blocks - which I loved.
post over at SwimBikeQuilt and thought it would be a good way to put my new found skills and sweet blocks to good use.
King Edwards Memorial Hospital is one of our local Hospitals that take donations of Humidicrib Covers.
I can do that!
I added this paper plane pattern to the top-right of the boy quilt and added some loop-da-loop hand embroidery to depict the paper plane flying out of the window of the house.
For the girl's quilt I added this Heart paper piecing pattern and hand embroidered some string so the little girl in the doorway can fly her heart balloons.
I backed them both with plain white fabric (as per the hospitals specifications), straight lined quilted them both (because that's my skill level at this stage) and hand bound them (because I like that personal touch to finish a quilt).
I'm happy with how these turned out and can see myself making some more of these in my future. Not only are they a good way to use up some spare little blocks but they are just big enough to explore a new technique or skill (my next skill to test is some FMQ).
I'll send these off to the hospital now with a little wish ... "May the babies that receive these live a long, happy - and most importantly - a healthy life"
Consider these Sew Given!
PS sorry about the text variation in this post - something has gone a-skew!