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Thursday, April 15, 2010

"Friend-Sheep" completed and a quilting contest.


I finished sewing the 2 inch square blocks to the Friend-Sheep wall hanging this morning. Yesterday I raided my scrap bag to find the material,gosh no wonder we are in love with those 5inch charm squares. Cutting the two inch squares took quite a while. Mind you if I had just used a couple of strips of material that would have been far quicker,but the theme for this year at Kainga it to use it up. I only made one real alteration to one of the blocks. The July block was celebrating the 4th of July but I decided to make it a bit more Aussie. Thanks to fellow blogger Dzintra who helped out with the "Christmas in July" theme. I hope to get to the shops this afternoon to get some wadding. Then the fun part of quilting starts.
The other week at Good Sammy's I saw some new tea towels and decided to jazz it up a bit with some applique. Doesn't it match my milk jug.

I have gone way out of my comfort zone and entered a quilt in the "Weekly Themed Quilt Contest" over at Quilting Gallery. I will let you know tomorrow which quilt I have entered and the voting details. Wish me luck.
Happy days.
Bev C


Cubby House Crafts said...

I love your sheep quilt, especially the middle bottom one...so cute!

Tarnyia said...

WOW... the quilt looks fantastic.. bet you are please to have it finished and at the quilting stage.. I love the brightness of it.

Robyn said...

Hi Bev,
So lovely to see what you're up to presently... Love the sheep quilt too!!
..and using up scraps / stash.
Good luck in the competition!!

Maria said...

The sheep quilt is gorgeous. Great JULY block too.
Hope you got your wadding so you can quilt it.

Good chose of colours for the jug on your tea towel

retdairyqueen said...

The sheep and the jug are great
A friend from my quilt group just made a lamb quilt for her new grand daughter The daughters married name is Lamb But her maiden name was Piggin so the back was covered in little pigs

Bobbie Lynn said...

wow, look at the wonderful quilt. Your fast there Bev. Great job. I'm excited for you tomorrow. Good luck.

I think I should try that next time when I buy new kitchen towels. It would be good practice. have a wonderful day.

Terriaw said...

Love your sheep quilt! I love how you put character into each block. And I love the alteration you made for the July block - so appropriate. Can't wait to hear more about your entry into the Quilting Gallery contest!

allsewnup said...

The sheep quilt is marvelous.


Paula said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE it! You got it done so fast. Love love love it!

Melissa said...

I love your sheep quilt and though it would have been quicker to use strips for the sashing, I think the way you did it is much better!

country mouse said...

Congrats on your finish! Your sheep quilt is too cute :cD Good luck in the contest. Can't wait to see the quilt you entered.

Mylene said...

"Friend-Sheep" quilt looks great, Bev. Congrats on finishing it.

The Tea towel turned out lovely.

Goodluck with the contest.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

That looks great...this quilt is just so adorable!!!
Lovely tea towel and all very matching!!!
Good Luck in the competition...Dzintra♥x

Janet said...

The sheep quilt is really cute. I like you little jug too. I'm looking forward to seeing what quilt you put in the contest.

teresa said...

Love your Sheep quilt Bev! It looks fantastic. Wishing and sending you luck in the quilt competition too xx

aussiequilter said...

love your blue applique teatowel-nice!your sheep quilt is adorable cheers Teri