A Quilty Weekend.

Now don’t faint when you see a Quilting post on my blog!!  I actually managed to get our friend’s 40th Wedding Anniversary present finished!!!  It helped that it rained for the whole of the weekend and was quite cold again.


I have had to take the pictures inside today as it is raining again (!) so the above is without flash, the one below with flash!


As you can see it is red and white as 40th wedding anniversary is ruby.  I am pleased how it has turned out and even more sure now that I want to make a red and white quilt. 


The blocks I chose have a meaning to their life together.  The Maple Leaf as they lived in Canada when they were first married for business.  The Window Panes block as their company is now a high-end window manufacturer.  The Chinese Coins as his job originally was an accountant and the summer block as they both love to garden. 


The backing is white too and I left the blocks un-quilted but did a little bit on them so that they stood out and then quilted around them.  I do like how it looks on the back.


It was supposed to be a table runner but the blocks were big and I did not have the energy to work out how to make them smaller so I think it will look great on the back of a chair or sofa.  I am going to deliver it tomorrow.

I have two blocks on the “It’s a Wild Life” BOM to do and then get on with my super secret quilt but this weekend the weather is due to be warm so Friday to Sunday will be getting the rest of the Spring Cleaning finished.  Monday next is a Bank Holiday here and DH is commentating at yet another swimming competition, so I will be spending the day in my sewing room then.  I am loving all these extra days that I get to spend sewing.

I hope you all had a great weekend and looking forward to a good week.  I am trying to be positive for this week as last week was not good and I don’t want another week like that!!!!! 

Hugs, Susie xx

2 thoughts on “A Quilty Weekend.

  1. farmquilter

    Looks great, Susie! They should love it. When I want to emphasize the blocks by not quilting them I do quilt SID on them. I am leery of leaving areas larger then my hand unquilted because I have seen batting shift and bunch (yes, I own a few that my great-grandmother made). I know we can get away with larger areas unquilted – it does tell us on the batting how far apart we can quilt without problems. I am constantly blown away at what you can quilt on your sewing machine! A mug rug is the largest I am confident doing that way!!

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