Friday, 27 June 2008

Welcome to Linusleics!

As Project Linus Representative for South Leicestershire, I have been overwhelmed by the beautiful quilts which have been donated to this worthy cause, and have decided to make a blog so that they can be seen by a wider audience. I'm also hoping to put some patterns on here too, so that it can be used as a resource as well as inspiration.

Here is a lovely quilt which has been made using the 'dreaded' hexagons! These blocks had been made some years ago, but are fresh and bright, and make a lovely Linus quilt. the problems of the shape at the edges has been solved by just slicing through them (it takes a brave woman to slice through someone else's work!) and then binding.

Thisa quilt was made using UFO star blocks and then a lot of half square triangles. We all have left-over blocks lurking in boxes somewhere, and wth a bit of thought, they will make super Linus quilts.Border fabrics make excellent quilts. this one was animals and alphabets, and has been bordered with green to add a bit of pizzazz.

This fabric with fields and tractors on it was just crying out to be made into a quilt to delight a little boy! A simple ochre border sets it off very well.

Here I am handing over some quilts to Sue Williams of Adapt, a charity which supports premature babies and their parents. I was able to give Sue 32 quilts, some small ones (18" square) suitable for putting in incubators, and some cot quilts, to go home with the babies. The quilt I am holding is a panel which was donated by Sue B, and quilted by me. It looks so cute.