Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Gimme Shelter

My sister Dori has been busy, busy, busy with Christmas sewing for the past couple of months. She always checks in with a women's shelter near her to see if they will be having any mothers with young babies over Christmas and then likes to make a quilt for them if they do. Well, this year they said they'd be having not one, not two, not three, but four, so her work was cut out for her! She sent through lots of great pics as she was putting them together (I'm training her well) so I'm going to share them with you in two bundles.

The first is made from a bright and cheery collection of 60 degree triangles in pinks, reds and a few mauves; it looks like there's a bit of light green in there too.

It's mostly florals but there are a few stripes in there too.

Rows all marked and ready to sew. Don't you just love that pincushion?!

Whereas my machine is down in the bowels of our basement in a room without any natural light, she has a beautiful sewing room on the third floor of their home. It's not huge but it has a great cutting space and nice lighting.

And here's the finished product. I suspect that this one was for a little girl, given the colours, and I'm certain it will be treasured.

The second one is also made from triangles but this time HSTs and lots of graphic prints.

Pretty amazing that even her scissors match, but then you have to know Dori...

The white really sets off the prints nicely.

It looks like this one might be a favourite of Bennie's....M


Anne said...

Great work Dori! I am sure your work made for many happy people.

marina said...

Well done to Dori on her beautiful quilts, so you're not the only talented patch worker in the family.

Lisa J. said...

beautiful quilts..they will make someone happy!

Karen H said...

Such lovely quilts for the babies! I particularly like the first one and find it interesting how when triangles of similar colour and value connect it creates diamonds! Your sister deserves a nice pat on the back for her very generous donation to the moms and babes.

Kyle said...

What lovely quilts from her hands to someone's heart. The hst's set on point is very striking for such simple pieces. Super cute.

Susan said...

What a great idea, and a true example of Christmas spirit.

audrey said...

Wonderful quilts to be giving away! So cheery.:)