I thought it would be much nicer to send finished quilts to Cat instead. That way she could bundle them up and send them off to their new homes to be loved. I purchased a cute backing print, coordinating binding print and my favourite cotton/bamboo mix batting and finally finished up the Sherbet Pips DNP. The LAQ quilted an all over loopy heart pattern in pink. It's very sweet. Hopefully not too sweet.
Here it is all finished and ready to be posted...
"Hearts for Christchurch"
I hope these cute playful pups on the back bring someone little hope and happiness.
I also finished up this quilt too...
There's nothing like a blog to keep you honest. I started this quilt in January 2010. Embarrassingly it's been sitting around for that long! It didn't take too long to piece the backing. I chose my favourite all over quilting and used the last of my chai chai snips to bind the quilt. This one is a lovely lap size and I thought it would suit any female of any age. Hopefully!
I hope that these two quilts will go to lovely people and help provide them a little comfort. Aftershocks keep affecting Christchurch and it will be some time before their beautiful city is rebuilt. I am so happy to have sent Cat finished quilts! It feels so good to have crossed these off the list!
I also finished up the third little quilt that I had posted about but this one managed to make it's way onto our couch... Poor Oliver had a few home days a couple of weeks ago after having a nasty cough for some time. Turns out he had whooping cough. Which was subsequently followed by Fifth Disease. Poor little man. Anyhow, I started making this quilt for him last April after he'd asked me desperately for a new quilt. I think he'd been feeling a bit left out as Gus had just got his new postage stamp quilt. Oliver helped to pick out his favourite prints and so when he found it folded on the chair he naturally assumed it was for him. I didn't have the heart to tell him I'd planned to send it elsewhere. I thought I'd just try finish up another for Christchurch instead. Win win.
So there you go! 3 finished quilts! WOW! Thanks for sticking with me to the end of this lengthy post.