Sunday, November 3, 2013

A purple quilt

This is another quilt for the Orphans at Hope Homes International. As it is for children it is backed with a lovely flannelette. The quilt blocks I picked up from an Op Shop for $5, the border materials came from Hazel as off cuts from one of her quilts and the outer border and binding came from my stash.

This quilt has been sitting on my sewing table for about 6 weeks. Partly quilted. So I finished the quilting and bound it - as I already had the binding prepared.

Well today started very early with the boys all getting up for a soccer game. Liverpool vs Arsenal. Unfortunately once they got up I could not get back to sleep. I was feeling so blurry that we did not even get to church, though for once we were awake in time. By 9.45am we were all back in bed.

The scallop border I quilted

I only quilted on the cream to make the purple stand out

The quilting on the final border.
So we have had a very quiet day all catching up from lack of sleep. So for once instead of painting or catching up on the garden I spent a bit of time on my sewing machine.

Happy to have it off the sewing table and put in the pile with the others.

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  1. What a great reason to get up early - to watch Liverpool and make this quilt too, nothing better. Great work :D

  2. Lovely quilting on this. Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments on my blog - and for following! Did you know you're a no reply blogger? So I couldn't reply to your comment.
    Thanks again.

    1. Thanks Sarah, yes I do know - I have put it on my profile. It is a long and complicated story, but I cannot change it

  3. It's a lovely quilt Karen, you've made a beautiful work of the quilting.


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