Monday, September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014 extra meeting day

Today we had an extra Sunshine Linus gathering.  There are always items to be distributed, fabric to be sorted, sewing to be admired but today we also wanted to learn how to "Stack and Whack".  Thanks to Kaye we learnt how to make a quilt like this colourful creation.

First you cut your stack of fabrics and move the top centre
piece to the bottom of the stack

Sew all the pieces together

Now you have a stack of "squares" that need to be trimmed
the same size and joined together

If you make more cuts and rearrange the order of the
stacks you could make this quilt top

Of course we still had show and tell and a chance to discuss what everyone is doing.

These happy faces will cheer the kids
Some of the many beanies going to the needy

Orawin's kaleidoscope quilt demonstrates what you can
achieve with careful cutting

and this is the back of the above quilt!
a king single weighted blanket

Doreen's waterproof car seat cover for a special needs child

touchy feely quilts for aged care residents
 At Sunshine Linus we often get requests to make new items to help people in the community.  We are trialling a mystery bag.  The bag is big enough to put both hands in and then you can try and guess what the object is before you look at it.  These bags will be offered to aged care centres for work with dementia patients.

the contents of a mystery bag

Nobody wants to be in hospital at Christmas but reality is lots of people are.  Moira and Sue decided that they would get ready to spread some Christmas cheer by making wall hangings for the hospitals we give other items to.  A great idea ladies!

Hope you find inspiration from these creations and that we see you at the next Sunshine Linus meeting on Monday 29 September, 2014.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely projects! I love the idea of the mystery bag :-)