I offered to run a project making lap quilts for a local rest home. They specialise in dementia care and recently cared for one of the teacher's mother. They seemed like a fitting recipient of some quilts.
I was very fortunate to get a class of all adult students! I had a class of 15 ladies and two teacher helpers, some had some sewing experience but none of whom had ever used a rotary cutter. We had fun!
This is what we produced, one finished quilt, two that only need the binding on them, one to be quilted and bound and the fifth one I may save for next year. They are all based on the 3D bow-tie block. I've used this in a couple of quilts now and is one of my favourite hand-sewing projects.
|Some happy workers!|
|Cutting and ironing station|
|The lady on the right (looking like a model!) was one of my main translators.|
|This may turn into a cot quilt for Middlemore Hospital or be saved for next year|
|I took this one home and had fun quilting it. Still to finish and bind.|
|Detail shot of the quilting|
|Our first finished quilt|
|I quilted a simple leaf design on this one.|
|They tried a different layout for the bowties and made an interesting secondary pattern.|
|We made a pieced back for this one and a student quilted it.|
|Straight line quilting done by one of the students.|