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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Just the hand sewing left

I am so pleased.  I finally managed to quilt my "special" quilt.   This is a gift for a friend of mine and I so can't wait to give it to him/her.  When I make a quilt for someone I find myself constantly thinking about that person and how they will feel when I give it to them as I am stitching along.   I used to think I had to wait till a special occasion to give someone a quilt but then a couple of years ago I decided life was too short to wait for special occasions.  If someone is special and I want to give them a quilt - then I will, 
end of   story! 
I have given this person a quilt before but it wasn't a particularly nice one - it was rather plain, to be used without fear of ruining it.  Well it is time for an upgrade!
So, here is the quilt - first the back.  That brown down the sides is actually a basket weave print and it goes really well.  I love the country manor fabric.  That is what I have based the whole quilt around.
 I like the pattern that stands out with the burgundy squares meeting up so I emphasized that with the quilting.  Hope you can see it.
 another view of the quilting.
 The back again
  And at last the front.
My lovely friend Sharon is going to finish the binding for me and hopefully I will drop it off to her tomorrow.    I was going to machine sew the binding but seeing as there is plenty of time for her to do it I will hand it over.  I wouldn't have let her do it if there was a rush!

And now I will move full steam ahead on the quilt for the International Charity Bazaar in Ireland.  I love crossing things off my to do list!

Till next time.....................happy stitching!


  1. I agree, life's too short, so give quilts (aka substitute hugs) as often as possible. Very cute quilt and I'm sure the recipient will love it!

  2. Love a good folksy quilt, beautiful work, love Posie


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