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Friday, April 16, 2010

Quillting Contest and Friday Night Sew In.

Hello,

Over the weekend it would be great if you go to the Quilting Gallery and put in a vote for my "Scrap Happy" quilt. I finished this quilt in August 2007. I used a pattern I obtained on the net but changed it a little. In the original pattern the scraps were the same size. I thought the way to go was to use up what I had on hand. Thus my scraps range in size.

The quilt measure 63 3/4 inches across and 86 1/2 inches long.
There are many special pieces of material used in this quilt including this piece I love. One of my children, I can't remember which ,made a cut out of a Christmas Stocking many years ago. This scrap had remained in my stash of Christmas fabrics. When making this quilt I thought it was the perfect opportunity to use it up.
I have used scraps leftover from 21st Birthday quilts,my children's clothes the blue material I used in a shirt for David when he was much younger. There is even some material from a skirt my Mother made for me when I was about 14. I used some calico for the backing and had it machine quilted using a variegated thread.
This quilt has a special place in our home here at Kainga and stays on the bed in the guest bedroom. Lots of people have slept under this quilt made with love.
As tonight is Friday Night Sew In I will be doing some cross stitch. I have been out all day having lunch and haven't had time to prepare something. I found a lovely Spring themed cross stitch which I will get a start on.
Have fun.
Bev C

6 comments:

Maria said...

Great quilt Bev. I have just voted for it.

Dolores said...

What a wonderful use of scraps and what history it has in it.

Anita said...

Hi Bev, Good job on the quilt, i love scraps. Only a patchworker will appreciate this comment but when you are looking at a scrap quilt that you've made, you do seem to look at all the different materials and remember what dress they came from, or something you made for one of your children. It makes your toes tingle and takes you for a walk down memory land. Kind regards, Anita.

Terriaw said...

That is such a beautiful quilt! Good for you for entering that contest. I will go to that site and vote. You deserve to win! Have fun with your cross stitch project.

Cybele's patch said...

It is a lovely quilt Bev. I'll pop over and vote for you. Good luck!

Sue said...

I'm off to vote for Scrap Happy.
Hmmm...I like the idea of all day lunch.