Friday, December 27, 2013

GenX quilt.. and more

 It is a good job that I have a tall son and a slightly shorter hubby or I wouldn't get a photo of any quilt! This is the GenX quilt that was a freebie on the internet this year. I got it back from the quilter(thank you Leanne) on Friday, stitched the binding down on Saturday and gave it to DH niece on Sunday. It has a butterfly design on the quilting and overall I am very happy with it. The niece was pretty chuffed with it as well. I figure that people may as well enjoy my quilts while I am still around to see them enjoying.
 At the Kilmore show I was sort of coerced into buying these butterfly blocks. 14 in all, 4 completely sewn, 3 half sewn and the rest stuck on to the fabric.When I was paying for them I also was given the other butterfly fabric so was able to make up two blocks and make the quilt square. I so like symmetry. I have quilted this myself using the modular quilting technique and I think that I am improving my skills in that area, so much so that I am in the middle of doing "My Town" in the same way. This is for another of DH's nieces who when I told her she was getting a quilt said" I have wanted one of your quilts for such a long time" so I know that it will be appreciated. Not giving this one away until I have shown the person who started the blocks the finished quilt.
 QBSA 12" block frome Helene. Aren't those embroideries great.
 Last Monday I dropped thses off to my 6" swap partner, Kate, who lives about 15 minutes away. Really good to meet her and swap in person.
 I was a bit spoilt though as Kate gave me 4 blocks instead of the required two. Love them and they will go beautifully into a Blanket of Love quilt.
 These are also a 6" swap from Jan and again will be made into a Blanket of Love when I get some more blocks through the yaer.

Hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas and every good wish for a safe, happy and healthy year in 2014
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  1. your two finished quilts are gorgeous! Well done on finishing them.
    I am sure there wasn't much coercion needed to bring home those butterfly blocks. they would have been screaming out 'take me home' to you I am sure.

  2. Hey Liz - Your quilts are great and I LOVE the butterflies!! And your swap blocks are great!! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that 2014 is going to be our best year yet!! xoxoxoxKris

  3. You have some work ahead of you sewing those quilts of love. Good on you.