Sunday, November 27, 2016

Graffiti Blocks

The Oranje Quilters Guild's Chair lady for 2016 - 2017, Iessie Steenberg, took on a huge challenge this year by making a graffiti block for each of our about 80 members for their birthday.  For our final meeting of 2015, I embroidered a few which Iessie then completed.


The two heart blocks was part of the designs I bought for the Row by Row quilt from Molly Mine



I embroidered 6 of these sewing machine blocks for the Row by Row quilt, only to discover I need only 4.  I bought this design from Smartneedle


This design is from Ageless Christmas roses collection.


This cute cupcake is part of A stitch and a half's Yummy cupcakes collection.

And this beauty is from Zundt designs.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Row by Row Quilt complete!

I manage to complete the quilt with 12 hours to spare before our quarterly meeting on the 5th of November!  And this is what the end result looks like:


Below are some close up shots of the quilting which was done in 10 days time whilst working fulltime as well.





I embroidered a label to compliment the quilt's design:


And last but not least - it won first prize!  I received this beautiful goody box sponsored by our local Pfaff dealer containing a Rotary Cutter blade (always welcome), a measuring tape, pin cushion, 4 fat quarters (what will be stitched with this fabric?) and various metal charms which will most definitely come in handy.


Thanks Marie!  And everybody who voted for my quilt.

Below is a photo of all the Row by Row quilts on display.


It is truly amazing how diverse one quilt pattern can look.  From a single row to form a bell pull to a 3d story book roll from Mariaan who dyed all the fabric she used herself.