Tuesday, January 15, 2013
First finish for 2013 and a win
All finished!! :)
I made this quilt for a friend who has been our neighbour for the last 30 years. Late last week she moved to a retirement village and the quilt is a gift for her new home.
The setting of the blocks is based on that of the Blogger's BOM quilt on Jackie's blog. The 8 outer blocks are all nine patches, there are 4 Ohio star blocks and for the centre block I used the instructions from Sarah Fielke for the last Blogger's BOM block .
I pin basted the quilt and used Sharon Shamber's basting method with 2 boards.
When I machine quilt I usually wear gloves so I can grip the fabric. At this time of the year (and particularly this year!) it is too hot here to be wearing gloves. I remember reading recently on Diane Gaudynski's blog that she uses a Neutrogena hand cream.
This one works really well!! You only need to use a tiny amount on your hands to get a great result!
I did all the quilting with a walking foot. Stitch in the ditch around the blocks and a small design in each of the outer triangles.
Here is a view of the back...
Late last year I was very lucky and won the Quilter's Gallery Blog Hop giveaway on Monica's blog :)
...and there's more!!!....
Twelve patterns from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company, 2 magnets and a key chain! I think there is going to be lots of quilt making for me this year!! :) Thank you Monica!