Quilting fun for family and friends!

Sunday 23 April 2017

A guest post

Sarah from Confessions of a Fabric Addict put out a call for guest bloggers. I hummed and hawed as I have great respect for Sarah and her blog and would not like to let her down. My post was on her website April 9! Thank you Sarah for the opportunity.

I make a charity quilt every year so this series of blog posts and the cause are near and dear to my heart. This year I am donating to Canada's Big Quilt Bee coordinated by the Canadian Quilters' Association. The goal is to make 1000 quilts for Ronald McDonald House. Ronald McDonald has been providing accommodation for seriously ill children and their families when they must travel to Vancouver for their child's major treatment. They served 2000 families last year.

We are making slab blocks with a piece of Canadian Fabric. I thought I would start with my green scraps as it reminds me of spring. Cheryl Arkison graciously allowed us to use her slab block.

I quilted this with a slight meander with my walking foot. Then with my guide made evenly spaced lines throughout the quilt. I quite like the look of the squares/diamonds. Look at those cute baby toes, adorable.
Now it is done! Yah! And I love it! I can definitely see another slab quilt in my future. Maybe orange or pink.
These pictures were taken at BC Children's Hospital in their newly redone green family space. The sculptures are very fun and always have children climbing all over them.
And the final pictures at Ronald McDonald House.

Thank you Sarah for organizing the Hands 2 Help and the opportunity to contribute!


  1. Your quilt turned out fabulous, Pam! I love the colour scheme you chose. And that quilting is so cool! This quilt is sure to be bring great comfort and joy to a child in need.

  2. I just went over and read your guest post. Wonderful stuff! You have a real knack for choosing fabrics and colours. I struggle so much with that. I also admire your generosity.

  3. Nicely done, Pam, it will put smiles on someone's face who needs it.

  4. Great colors in this happy quilt. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  5. LOVE your quilt AND the fabulous photo shoot that went along with this post!!

  6. I love it! Thanks, Pam, for all you did as part of H2H 2017!!!

  7. Fab settings for your photos, and in B.C. I am in New Zealand and some of our family recently flew North, to B.C., and at Kelowna and Kamloops had some fabulous skiing. A special place in our family photos. This quilt will be such a delight.