Friday, 12 September 2008

Hooray!

Hooray! In the nick of time I have finished my 'Family Tree' quilt, ready to give it to my Mum as a birthday present today. (It's not her birthday for another week, but I'm seeing her today, so it seemed like a good idea.)


Here is the finished quilt. I really enjoyed making it, as it was fun choosing the fabrics for the various people, and quite a challenge to make it up, to get it square and flat! I have put people's names and dates of birth next to them, for future reference, using a Pigma pen, and quilted with my favourite meander with hearts.




Here is a close-up of me, where you can see the details. I just quilted round each figure, as I didn't want to obscure them.
There is another reason for the 'Hooray!' as this is my 100th post! I can hardly believe it, but would like to say a big thank you to Jane who encouraged me to become a blogger in the first place, and all the lovely people I have met on the way.
As a thank you, I will be giving away a copy of 'Patchwork Quilt tsushin' (it's all in Japanese, but the pictures and diagrams are very clear), four blue batik fat eighths and a surprise. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post before midnight on Wednesday 19th September, and I will draw a name out of a hat. Good luck!

16 comments:

Joyce said...

It turned out great! Your mum will love it. I have several Japanese sewing magazines (my DIL is Japanese) and just love them. Please enter me in your draw.

Kathie said...

I just love this family tree quilt, it is truly a treasure.
congrats on 100 posts. I have enjoyed reading them and seeing all your quilts too!
Kathie

anne bebbington said...

Happy 100th post Lynda - love your family tree quilt - I'll bet your mum will be delighted

loulee1 said...

Your family tree looks great.

Karol-Ann said...

It's a family treasure! Well done on 100 posts. I imagine I must have read (and commented on) most of them!

Patti said...

The quilt is marvelous Linda! I know your mother is going to adore it. What a wonderful way to celebrate her birthday. I hope she has a good place to hang it in her home. How sweet of you to do this - and how very creative!

Please don't enter me in the drawing - I have WAY too much stuff already - I just wanted to tell you how much I like the quilt.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I'm glad you like blogging :o) Please count me in to your giveaway...just think the postage would be cheap ;o)

ikkinlala said...

I love your quilt - what a great idea! Congratulations on 100 posts, too!

Helen in the UK said...

Big congrast on finishing your family tree quilt - very unique idea and well executed! Your mum will be thrilled and I'm sure it will become a real family heirloom :)
Congrats on your 100th post too.

Andrea said...

Your mum will treasure this I'm sure. Such a good idea and very unique. Do tell us what her reaction was..

Clare said...
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Clare said...

Sorry - that comment was so full of spelling mistakes I was ashamed of myself.

I love this quilt - I'm sure your Mother will be thrilled to bits with it is what I meant to say LOL!

Congrats on your 100th post.

Exuberant Color said...

The quilt turned out great and I'm sure she is going to cherish it.

Congrats on 100 posts!! Please enter me in your drawing. Looking forward to the next 100 posts too!

Anonymous said...

Lovely to see your family tree hanging now it's finished. A super idea for a present for your Mum. Gets me thinking that I should make one to include my children & grandchildren as an "heirloom" for my family.
Ruthly

Gillian said...

Your family quilt turned out very well. The figures look like real individuals!

Anonymous said...

What fun, I think your Mum will smile each time she looks at it.
As for your blog, how I admire your fortitude in sticking to it. So many start and drift away. Love to win the book and stash. Doreen