Here is my submission for the Spring 2011 Bloggers Quilt Festival! Milly's Wonky House Quilt. It was sewn as part of a block swap with 11 other ladies around Australia as part of the flickr group Around the Block.
I sent off my fabric back in August 2009!
I requested wonky house blocks. This one I sewed as a trial one.
And then over the next few months the blocks came back in the mail.
Here are all the blocks I received back (minus two that were still in the mail when this photo was taken) plus my block. I was so pleased with them all!
I then sashed it with 1.5 inches of yellow for some zing leaving 3 blocks to work into the backing.
Then added a red wedged kinda border....
Then I sent it away to be quilted by Kathy. Wrestling with it under my machine didn't fill me with joy, so I mailed it away and I was so pleased I did! It looks fantastic. Really stunning.
I choose a simple swirl and stars all over pattern. In yellow thread.
The back looks as good as the front!
And the photo that sums up why I quit! Here is Milly snuggling with her new quilt that she sleeps under every night. I gave it to her just before her 6th birthday, that was in November 2010. So it took 14 months and the kindness of 11 ladies to sew the blocks to make this quilt. Thank you again to all the ladies involved, you know who you are! The joys of blogging and flickr!! Now to sit back and go through all the other amazing quilts in the festival.