I had a lovely time yesterday with seven other quilters making two tops for quilts to be given to a women's refuge. We met in Ashburton and, although it was quite hot weather (35 C), the fans kept us cool and we almost completed both tops. It was amazing how good the "ordinary looking" burgundy and green fabrics came up when combined with white in this pattern from the Red Pepper Quilts blog.
The finished top was 11 x 11 squares and will be backed with the pretty floral in the top picture. The quilting will be done in Bendigo.
The second top was made using some donated blocks in reproduction prints and was combined with similar prints from Jan's collection of donated fabrics left over from the bush fire relief quilting bees in 2009. We all felt it made a very attractive pattern. The last border is pieced and will be completed by Maggie at home.