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04 July 2011

My New Quilt - Made by 12 People

My new quilt has been washed and is now tumbling around in the dryer, getting all lovely and crinkly and soft. I love my new quilt. Did I say love? I meant, LOVE!

The best part of all... it's all MINE!!!
 

It is a quilt which has been made by my fellow quilters and put together by me. My block request summary was for any style of block, in black, white, red, grey and yellow. 


These are all of the swap blocks I've received from my friends all around the world. Local Australian quilters and quilters as far away as Portugal, Canada and England.


So what do you think? Do you see your block?

I had a charcoal coloured doona cover sitting in the back of my linen cupboard, which had only been used a few times. I decided to cut it up and use it for the backing. I really love how it works with the colours of the quilt top.


I used a zig-zag fabric for the binding. I spent yesterday afternoon hand stitching the binding onto the quilt back. Hand stitching the binding, can be very therapeutic.


So here is my new quilt, ready for some serious snuggling on the couch this evening.


Happy Day!!

23 comments:

  1. Wow, it looks fantastic. It has given me some ideas for mine.

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  2. It really does look lovely... like a sampler quilt... I think you were so clever with your colour and block request.....
    Hugz

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  3. Oh wow! I am Loving this quilt!!! I would never have thought of that colour grouping but it SO works!!
    I am also totally loving your nesw (?!!) header - it's gorgeous!!!! [I only just noticed it now as I'm usually too keen to wait till the whole page loads before finding out what you've blogged about that day, lol]

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  4. I love the idea of having a block from everyone! That is so cool! and it came out just beautiful :-)

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  5. I love the way you framed and sashed it. The colors are evenly balanced, and the binding is awesome. I'd say you ended up with a pretty nice quilt. Enjoy snuggling.

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  6. Beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Have a great 4th and week!

    God bless and keep you,
    Sonia

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  7. Happy day indeed. It is absolutely gorgeous. All the blocks came together so well, and your zigzag binding is wonderful.

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  8. It's lovely; your choice of a colour scheme has resulted in a unified look - no one would know it was made by several different people from all over the world.

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  9. Your quilt is fantastic.The colors match perfectly.I'm waiting to have more swap blocks so I cam do the same.
    Yes, I can see the blocks I sent you.
    Beijos, Teresa

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  10. The quilt looks fantastic and will hold many good thoughts about the people who sent blocks. That is the beauty of these swaps... my block swapping has just started.

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  11. Oh wow that is beautiful. What a wonderful idea :)

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  12. Wow! It looks great I love how you have bordered the blocks and then sashed them!

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  13. Fantastic and wonderful. I like your new quilt.

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  14. I love your new quilt. How wonderful to get such lovely blocks from everywhere.

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  15. It's a beautiful quilt. Love all the different blocks.

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  16. I am always amazed at how well block swaps come together. This looks great!

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  17. I love that quilt. Those blocks look wonderful together.

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  18. What a beautiful quilt! The fabrics that you chose for sashing and borders compliment the blocks completely!! Enjoy!

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  19. It is fantastic! You are one lucky woman! I love the colors, and you did a great job finishing it.

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  20. How cool!! It looks so good. I can see mine! I am sorry I must have read your instuctions wrong. I did not add any read into my block. But it looks ok in the quilt. Great finish.

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  21. I love your quilt, and if anyone wants to join our group to get blocks to make their own version, send me an email - always happy to welcome new members, Hugs, Sue x

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