Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Row by Row Round Robin 2008

Another of my Beachy quilts. Eight of my friends contributed to this quilt, (Idid one row). Each row had to be done in a different way, eg. baskets, trees, buildings, foundation piecing, applique etc. It has been an amazing experience watching all the different ways the rows were interpretted in the different colourways.
Last year I took part in a Friendship blockswap. and this is the result. I made 12 blocks in various colourways and sent them to other people. The quilt top looks better in 'real life'
In the background (to the right of the birdbath) is my 'pony tail palm' which has grown to nearly 6 ft since I took it out of its rootbound pot.

Caring Hearts

Since I joined the forum about 5-6 years ago, I have been collecting caring hearts. I alternated the heart blocks with plain or floral blocks and a border of floral fabric to make the quilt bigger.
Blocks of 6.5 inches are made and sent to a co-ordinator. Nominations are given to this member about other members who would appreciate a gift in the mail, for reasons such as condolences (sometimes for our furry children), sickness, congratulations and so on.

A grandson's cot quilt

I found this pattern in a recent copy of USA Patchwork and Quilting, and changed the centre of the triangles to make the quilt into an "I spy". It is a large cot quilt size and may go on his bed when he gets big enough. It has robots and robot parts on the border, and red fabric with white spots on the back.

Two quilts for a lucky little boy

This quilt for our new grnadson, was copied from one I did 2 years ago for one of babies at church. I put a different border on it. The backing is in the fabric on the lower right corner.