It's been a month of a couple of finishes for our Tuesday Chat group. At long last we finished the Grandmother's Garden hexagon quilt that we chose to finish off some 4 (?) years ago. This quilt was part of a couple of boxes of fabric remnants dropped off by a quilter's partner after she had died. We decided to finish the quilt off and raffle it with the proceeds going to cancer research in her memory. When we popped a little piece in our local paper about "was it you who dropped this in to our shop" the chap turned up and filled us in. Ivan asked if he would be able to have the finished quilt as he had not realised exactly what it was...we agreed if he paid for some of the finishing costs, which he agreed to and included a donation in his partner's name to cancer research.
As I have been unable to do large quilts needing custom work now, I asked my good friend Linda from Razzle Dazzle Quilter to do the honours for us. Linda did an awesome job as you can see. You can check out Linda's blog here and encourage you to have a look at Linda's beautiful quilting.
The border was a gorgeous blue from Kona Cotton range and it really did lift up the colour of the quilt.
In this photo you can see the lovely feathers Linda has done in the border and a little of the all over pattern that created such wonderful life and texture in this quilt.
Then it was on to our next finish of the week. Lynn has been the first of our group to finish her Farmers Wife Quilt. Oh boy, Lynn did all 111 blocks and it didn't take her very long either it seemed.
The colours are lovely, and Lynn used a lot of reproduction fabric garnered from all around the country and from each other. Once again we sent this one off to Linda as it was too much for me to handle these days. What an awesome job again from this amazing quilter.
I have managed to get a little bit of stitching done over the past month. Almost finished these blocks on my granddaughters quilt. Only 3 more to go thank goodness. They do look pretty.
Take care everyone, and who knows, maybe I will manage to come back sooner instead of later. It's an energy problem as I love chatting with you all. Keep warm or cool wherever you may be.
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