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How to JOIN quilting block swaps Australia

Hello and thank you for visiting. This is a community group for all Australian quilters to join or just follow. Membership is FREE and you are partnered each month and we make each other a 12 inch quilt block based on our preferences which we swap. (12.5 inches raw edge to raw edge) The emphasis of the group is on friendship and sharing. To find out more or register to join email me on This purpose of this blog is to chat and showcase blocks and quilts made by members, kind of like a show and tell . Yours in stitching, Sue

Friday, July 9, 2010

ABC Quilt - almost complete

I have been busy working on this all week,  After my last post I ironed the cut out shaped in position and  here are the photos of the applique stitching being completed.

 Next I decided on sashings to match the blue of the cars with a yellow centre which was the same fabric from the boat to tie it all in together.  I then put on a border of a pretty blue and decided on some cornerstones in a pretty spot with a bit of pink just to break up the blue and yellow a little bit. 

I purposely decided not to do this exactly as the pattern with borders around each of the ABC blocks as I like the symetry of this, I did the original quilt I made "by the book" and although its very sweet it does look a little unbalanced to me

 Finally I put on wide yellow borders with a white spot.  I always like the freshness of yellow and white - kind of like daisies. 
I still have to quilt and bind this so more to follow.  I think I have enough of the fine check used on the sails to bind this with.

1 comment:

Di said...

It's looking great, Sue!