Monthly Archives: February 2010

February 2010 Project Linus Inverness/Highland Update

This update on Linus Quilts is from Highlands co-ordinator Pat McWilliam via our collector Pat Craig:

“Project Linus UK is still hale and hearty and in the Highlands very active. … The quilts and blankets as always are greatly appreciated by the youngsters who receive them and by their parents and carers. … All your work is really valued.

“Quilts continue to go to many places where young folk are in need of a hug. The largest number go to the Special Care Baby Unit in Raigmore Hospital and I am always very welcome there. One new place I was asked to supply with larger quilts was Accident & Emergency at Raigmore. They use them for youngsters being transported to other specialist units in Scotland and also where there is a child in need of a cuddle (or a cuddly quilt).

“Thanks to all who sew and knit and keep me supplied, and also to the carers and staff who hand out the quilts and blankets. The pleasure you contribute is great. Since the last update (July 2008), 477 quilts and blankets have brought smiles to many children and parents.

Thank you.
Pat McWilliam

If you know of quilters in the area who would be interested in being Project Linus Quilt co-ordinators for Lochaber and the Outer Hebrides, please email Pat at .


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The Tortoise Monday Meeting

Skye Quilters meeting

A small but toasty warm meeting in the sunshine.

Quilted bags

Two quilted bags by Pat

Miniature tree quilt

Miniature tree quilt by Pat

Sunbonnet Sue quilt

Sunbonnet Sue quilt by Shirley

Quilted Wall Hanging

Quilted wall hanging by Lin

Traditional English piecing for a quilt

WIP: Anne N

Machine quilting lettering

WIP: Detail from machine quilting by Irene C


WIP: Liz

Butterfly quilt

WIP: Butterfly (wings only at the moment) by Peta

Skye Quilters

WIP: Pat

Quilting gadget courthouse steps template

Quilting gadgets: Courthouse steps template

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P&Q Magazine Article on Skye Quilters

P&Q Patchwork and Quilting magazine on Skye Quilters

P&Q magazine on us! Written by Jacquie Harvey. March 2010 issue.

If you can’t find an issue anywhere, you can buy one online, direct from P&Q magazine.

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Meet Temperance the Tortoise

Today’s project was a tortoise pattern using the same basic template shape as the popular owl, plus a few extra body parts, of course.
Temperance the Tortoise quilt pattern

Temperance the Tortoise quilt pattern created by Marion.

If you didn’t get the emailed pattern, you can print it from Marion’s blog here.

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A Sunny Quilt Meeting

Skye Quilters meeting

A sunny Skye Quilters meeting.

Tree art quilts

Tree quilts designed and sewn by Barbara (left), Pat (right), and Irene Owen (below) following last week's meeting. A4 size. Freezer paper.

Scottie dog quilt block

Scottie dog by Vivien

Scottie dog quilt block

Scottie dog quilt blocks by Maureen

Sampler quilt blocks

Choices, choices ... Helen's WIP.

Heart and raw edge tree quilt

WIP by Marion. Heart blocks, raw-edge applique trees, machine quilting.

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Hearts for Valentine’s

Tomorrow’s meeting will feature an easy heart quilt block. Easy because it’s made from rectangles and squares. Instructions have been emailed.

Heart quilt block

Heart quilt block

(And no, your eyes aren’t out of focus, the photo is!)

Link for the Disappearing 9 Patch with Heart Block mentioned at Monday’s meeting

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The Tree Monday Meeting

Skye Quilters Meeting

Monday’s session involved designing a tree for freezer paper piecing. Same technique as last week’s Scottie dog, just a template you designed yourself and — the harder part — worked out the piecing sequence.

designing a tree quilt

Designing patterns for a freezer paper, pieced tree, by Irene O and Barbara.

Freezer-paper pieced Scottie dog.

WIP by Maureen: Freezer-paper pieced Scottie dog.

Tumbling blocks

WIP by Anne T.

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