Charity quilt sewing days

My local quilting group, Night Owl Quilters, have dedicated the fifth Tuesday in the month to making Charity Quilts.

We were donated a large tub of red and black fabrics, which we cut into 2 1/2 inch squares. After a productive morning of stitching we had 2 finished quilt tops, using the Bento Box pattern to make 12 inch blocks.

Here are the finished quilts. I quilted one of them using my half circle rulers….a good practice piece for quilting with rulers.

‘Coming Home’

All finished. Doesn’t the quilting make a big difference? It brings the whole design to life.

Inspired by our native gum nuts, seed pods, gum blossoms and Waratahs.

An original design, needle turn appliqué and free motion machine quilted on my Sweet 16. Once again I have used the Japanese yarn dyed cottons.

‘Coming Home’ by Lyn Keogh