Monday, 25 May 2015

Charity Quilt - Meg's Hearts

I belong to a small group called the Glenrothes Quilters and we meet twice a month for a sewing get together. One of our ladies, Meg has a precious grandson who received life saving treatment shortly after his birth at Yorkhill Hospital in Glasgow last year.
Meg and the family wanted to give something back and Meg came up with the idea of doing a quilt to raffle to raise much needed funds.
I call it Meg's heart Quilt and Meg calls it the 'magic' quilt.  I love that.

Us gals at Glenrothes Quilters thought it was a great idea for us to make the quilt.
We booked out hall for the whole day and made the top.
I took it home with me to quilt on my Gracie frame.


These are the photos of the quilting progress.....


 I used one layer of Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 wadding and machine quilting thread from Empress Mills
I quilted it over 2 weeks and kept a note of my hours just out of interest.


 There are 32 hours of quilting in this quilt













I rounded off the corners for a softer look.










The binding has been completed and raffle tickets are now being sold. You can find all the information here.
The raffle is open world wide, wherever you are in the world, if you buy the winning ticket, the quilt will be sent free of charge.
I hope it raises lots of money for the hospital and that whoever wins it enjoys it for many years.
Back to sewing now........

Rhianon.

7 comments:

Doreen Auger said...

This cannot help but be a success!!! The hearts are not just the appliques but all those who came together to put it together...with the perfect finishing: feathers, hearts and sweet pebbles. So lovely, my dear friend....................

Grit said...

This quilt looks fantastic.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Amazing quilting!!!!

Luv2sew said...

Lovely as always. Amazed at the work you do on a nine inch machine!!!

Seams French said...

Not only is the quilt beautiful, but it comes with a legacy of love an hope. Bravo to you and the ladies of your quilting group.

Michele said...

Oh wow. It turned out beautiful and I'm sure it will raise a lot of funds.

Sandi Whitford said...

Beautiful quilting! I love your stuff!

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