Thursday, May 26, 2016

Doing more

than I  can keep up with right now, with gardening, quilt shows, visiting friends, finishing some tops yes I am still binding and backing sewing.

I have joined another swap and have made 25 4 1/2in baskets will get 25 different ones back!!

 Also went to a mini quilt auction and look what I got isn`t she lovely? what is wonderful about this wee quilt is 3 wonderful quilters have put their hands on it.
The Yorkshire Rose had blocks that members had made long ago and they had members buy the blocks for 5 dollars when they finished the blocks and returned them for the auction they got their 5 dollars back
Karen`s mom, did the finishing touches like the embroidery, Karen machine quilted it and the appliquer is a no blogger but had been a member of the Yorkshire Guild for many years and has been known for her applique quilts.
 Then there is my wonderful Red Bud Tree, I so look forward to spring and watching it pop into splendor. This was a sapling from my mothers yard. It now bring shade to our rooms on the east side when the sum comes up and also to our patio, the leaves get huge!
 I have also been making some wonderful Rhubarb desserts it is really happy in its new place and I gave it lots of good compost last fall.
 This was a swap that I had  been in many years ago I go the quilt together. There are actually 2 swaps in there the blocks and then the nine patches. I am so happy to finally get it quilted. Tella is a fabulous LAQ and she did a great design of Maple Leaf`s which to me is appropriate.
I laughed at her comment and also stated not to take office but she says some of the fabrics were very ugly like my strip fabric but when in this quilt they all just blended so well together.
 She has done 2 other tops for me that I will have to post but I had this one in hand when I had the camera. Look at this quilting it is just so perfect.

Oh I was talking about the piecing see the corners of the quilt. I had changed them on the night I was to do my trunk show (was flimsy at that time)
I had pumpkins there and never liked it. Then I decided to go with more nine patches These are from projects that I have been finishing and it looks so much better
 Hopefully you can see the view from here. Tella also said that she was amazed on how square it was well you know how it is when you do a swap not all blocks are the same. These were there was no finagling. and using this kind of sashing also helps with squaring the quilt.

The borders if you look closely is all about fall. it was a stippy fabric (still have lots) so I fussy cut it to go around the border.

So now to pick a binding see the back these are the license plates from last years Row by Row how appropriate since these blocks came from all over the world.
Well back to work my LAQ wants to see them bound they do look better when they are!
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  1. What a gorgeous quilt! And holy moly, you've done a lot of work.
    Thank you for linking to TN&TN's WIP Wednesday!

  2. Your red bud tree is beautiful, I have never seen one......they don't grow here. Such a gorgeous chickadee mini, they are really cute little birds, we've seen them on our Canadian visits. Your quilt has turned out really well, hasn't it? Considering, as you said, that the blocks were made by so many people and the nine patches too.

  3. Lovely quilt and I LOVE that striped fabric! You know me and stripes!

    My rhubarb that you gave me has survived and has come up. Guess the deer don't like rhubarb.

    Is your flowering tree a crab apple? Beautiful colour.

  4. Wow! You *have* been busy!

  5. Your quilt looks great Deb. It was wonderful to see you at the Oakville show.

  6. The little bird block is so sweet.


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