Saturday, July 4, 2015
Having made friends with a wonderful bunch of bloggers on the APQ site, I thought it would be fun to make a swap block quilt. That was back in 2010.
After a really positive response - especially as most of you were sending your blocks to the other side of the world, we ended up with an amazing selection of blocks. Everyone included an incredible selection of extra goodies as well.
Wasn't planning on it taking me five years to finish mine!
Others were more diligent and you can see their efforts here on APQ Blog Buddies Swap.
I treasure this quilt. Each block reflects the person who made it.The fabrics chosen tell you a story about the person who made those blocks.
The quilt measures 68 inches by 68 inches and was machine quilted in a Dutch Scroll pattern by the very talented Kim at kimquilt.com.
Kim's suggestion was to use a large, simple design so as not to distract from all the colour and movement in the quilt. Thanks Kim!
I also chose to have an un-fussy border and binding (cream on cream print).
It has been such a special journey and this quilt represents that. Thank you.