Thursday, 24 October 2013

Janet Fairythoughts Pink & Blue & More Bravery Bead Bags

The lovely Super Star Stitcher, Janet Fairythoughts from Southampton, kindly sent two quilts which have already been given to the unit. 
One pink and one blue, both with super motifs for play and learning. 
Quilt 66
has a numbers theme with perfect pink images for a baby girl.
This handy tote and book goes with it.
Quilt 67 
with cute jungle animals will be fabulous fun for a special little boy. 
Jungle book with also help pass the time in hospital.
I've been busy making dozens of bags for the Bravery Bead Awards and I keep finding new fabric designs to make them fun and different. 
I try not to make more then couple in the same fabric so the children can easily identify their own special bag but, just in case there is a mix up, I add a label for their names.

More bags including plenty suitable for the boys

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Chat & Craft Group Triumph!

Quilts 68 to 76
This lovely group of ladies presented me with several lovely quilts they had made in their Chat & Craft Group in Childwall.
 After meeting Pat (on the right) a while ago during my time at Abakhan, I was invited along to meet the rest of the group and I was astounded when they presented me with the generous result of their group's endeavours. 
Here are a few of the quilt makers with their lovely array of quilts.
Some gorgeous fabrics and one quilt was crocheted and attached by hand to a cuddly fleece backing. 
The long shape is a super stretchy toy ready to go along with the quilt.
Some quilts were hand embroidered with traditional quilting motifs and each one came tucked inside a bag made from a simply perfect fabric which was printed with illustrations of cute little doctors, nurses and patients! 
Some came with these cute knitted soft toys.
The children will love them all.
A special clown panel features on this one.
Here's a close up of the bag fabric and toys.
I delivered these quilts last week to the unit but when I called in to visit the ladies again this week there was another quilt waiting and this time it was a full single bed sized one with Chicks on the yellow fabric.
The bag was appliquéd with sweet little chicks to compliment the quilt.
Thank you so much to all the ladies of Chat & Craft for their wonderful combined efforts and whilst you all have a good natter in your group meeting you also manage to do lots of worthwhile crafting too!
They have now joined the elite ranks of Super Star Stitchers for LillyBo Quilts.

Soon you can see two more lovely quilts, in pink and blue, from Janet Fairythoughts so pop back in a day or so.