Sunday, 22 May 2016

Pink, purple & orange Quilt - finished!

Another finished quilt - my 4th for 2016 and my 2nd for Siblings Together.

And the pieced back made from several different fabrics.

About three weeks ago I sewed together 12 Sewing Bee blocks which were a UFO from 5 years ago.
I added 5 hearts to one block as it looked rather empty in the middle.
And here it is in the finished quilt:

The appliqued hearts were hand blanket stitched with embroidery floss and then I hand quilted around each heart using a variegated purple Perle cotton.
Another of the blocks looked very pale and minimalist compared to some of the other blocks so I added 5 triangles which were blanket stitched and hand quilted in the same way as the hearts:
I also hand quilted in white thread around the windmill sails to make them stand out more.
Three more of my favourite sections of the quilt:

I am so pleased with this quilt.  Another set of UFO blocks turned into a quilt which will be donated to Siblings Together, such a worthwhile cause.
It has made a very useful-sized quilt, 50" x 62".



  1. Beautiful quilt - what gorgeous blocks; this'll be loved, I'm sure :)

  2. Thank you. It was satisfying and enjoyable to make.

  3. This is a great finish for you. It looks great. You have done an amazing job

  4. Thank you for adding your quilt to the Link Up. It's lovely, so bright and cheerful.
    I'm sure it will be loved.

  5. What a happy quilt! Those are some of my favorite colors. Someone is going to love having that quilt. :-)

  6. I so appreciate all of your kind comments. I enjoyed making the quilt and turning my UFO blocks into a happy quilt which is being posted to Siblings Together today.

  7. What a terrific finish -- and I like the additions you made to the various blocks!

  8. Looks fabulous - so much better being a quilt than a pile of blocks! Thanks for your continued generosity xx

  9. Looks like you might have linked your blog rather than this post - you could delete it and relink or I can see if Leanne can sort you out!