Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Something finished.............

but don't get excited it's only a small piece

Kate North has been hosting round 5 of her 'Another Little Quilt Swap

The remit was a quilt the size of a piece of photocopy paper, A4 or the equivalent

No other specifications except it had to be ready and photos sent to her by 31st January

You could sign up without totally committing yourself - just an expression of intent and if you didn't finish your quilt no worries

This suited me - a year or two ago I used to make lots of things for swaps and manage completions by deadlines with very little trouble

Then I bit off more than I could chew and the stress of completing things on time switched me off the entire process

This time I had a get-out clause - no finish, no entry - simple!

And with this I managed to finish my piece

Ta-dah................

A hand appliqued little quilt all in batiks

It's all machine quilted in corresponding colours to within an inch of its life
Finishes are always a nice kind of feeling aren't they? :o)
Now onto something different...........
Blocks for Claire for her Quilts 4 Leukaemia quilts - I've long promised a supply of these - now is the time for action and once I've finished them all they'll be winging their way to France - (Sorry Claire, I know I've been promising these for ages but I'm on the case now - honest!)
Back to the sewing machine then..................

62 comments:

loulee said...

Adorable. I know only too well how pretty your swaps are. :-)
Those red blocks are lovely too will be sure to cheer someone up.

Plum Cox said...

It's beautiful......that's one of my votes gone (and I wish that my offering was half so lovely!)!

Clare said...

Lovely blocks. You're a star! Thank you.

Nines said...

Really pretty Anne! But then, I love the haevy quilting- such texture!

Amanda said...

How pretty, I love all the quilting and embellishment. The red blocks are fun too.

black bear cabin said...

its beautiful, and doesnt look that small...im sure there will be lots of requests for it :)

McIrish Annie said...

A lovely finish. Isn't nice to do a swap without the pressure? It is really gorgeous.

julieQ said...

So cute!! I just love that little quilt!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks like you're on a roll! Love the blocks for Claire...very pretty!

Chookyblue...... said...

nice doll quilt..........

Meggie said...

Lovely work as always! I do like your lovely little flowers!

Tanya said...

What a beautiful little piece! The colors are just lovely and the machine quilting really adds a lot!

Angela said...

These quilts are adorable.
Thanks for your comment on my blog [the banking rant]
Hoping you're coping with Sarah away - my visit to the daughters in London last week made me realise just how much I miss their company now they are grown-up-and-gone.
Weekend Blessings x

Rose Marie said...

Lovely mini and your machine quilting is wonderful. What I thought was beads was thread work .... fantastic!

sewkalico said...

I have just been catching up on your blog. Since bloglines changed I just can't figure out what is going on, but I do miss you!
I love that wool and have knitted loads of those scarves (my Mom discovered and now i am hooked too).
Congrats on your wedding anniversary! Hope you have lots more and yes, photos scanned in would be wonderful.
Hope Sarah is doing well and would love to see what the other 2 are up to. Please send my love to all at Chez Bebbs, xka

Meggie said...

I LOVE your little A4. Such pretty colours, and I love the butterflies.
Thankyou for your hugs and kind thoughts.XXXOOO

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