Rita M is also known as Granny Smith!
This quilt top was pieced by Andrea of the Gumnut Quilters (my quilt group) from blocks leftover from a quilt made to raffle for the Fire Brigade. I had to cut off a bit from the sides but I used them to widen the backing for the quilter (Thank you Paul and Paula!)
Lynn sent me this quilt top and it was quilted by Kim.
Melissa T made these two quilts and laundry bags and sent them to me out of the blue! I managed to find a dolphin lover for this one!
It has been a while since I updated you on where we are with the Wounded Warrior Quilts. You will be pleased to know that the quilts for SGT Diddams' family are almost completed. Actually those for SGT Diddams' wife, TA, and his daughter, Elle-Lou and son, Hens, are on their way to WA to be handed to the Chaplain who will hand them over. I am dying to post photos as I am sure you all want to see them but just in case, with all the FWQs I will wait till they have been received. The quilt for SGT Diddams' parents is sitting on my sewing maching, having received it back from Kelly from VIC and I hope to put the binding on it tonight and then I can send that on its way too. Please remember that the Diddams family receive a special amount of attention as they were our first Fallen Warrior Family but subsequent families will receive one quilt per family and these quilts will be made from the Block of the Month Blocks so that everyone can be involved. I have six quilts from the huge number of blocks we received for the month of September. Jill has assembled three of them, Ruth and Hillary combined to make two more and Janet made up four quilt tops and I chose one of them for the sixth quilt top which was quilted by Paul and Paula. I think all the quilts are gorgeous. I am currently liaising with the relevant chaplains to arrange delivery of these six. Photos of the quilts once they have been delivered.
And to end tonight's post a little bit of what we like best - feedback from the troops. This message relates to a quilt that Marg made and sent.
My box arrived this morning with the quilt, laundry bag and Christmas stocking. I don't even know where to start! They are just incredible. I cannot thank you enough! The quilt is so personalised i feel so loved. You have no idea how much they mean to me... i began to get a bit emotional at the thought of the amount of time and effort and love put into the quilt laundry bag and stocking. My boss laughed and said its like they know you... I love Christmas and when i pulled out that Christmas stocking i thought i was the luckiest girl in the world!
Again thank you so much! Photos to follow. We are a very lucky country to have supporters like you and your team!
Till next time...................keep spreading the word and happy stitching!