Friday, 13 April 2012

The big finish.....and a litle encore

This big finish is a group effort, headed by my friend Yvonne,
who is celebrating her Jubilee year (50th).
Her sister solicited string blocks from Yvonne's friends,
and I sewed them together and put on the border.
Yvonne coordinated a quilting bee 
and many of her friends put in hand stitches.
I pieced the quilt on January 2, and by the beginning of April,
it was completely done. 

My only finish this week is this table mat now enroute to Pennsylvania.
I made it from triangles pieced from hand dyed fabrics.
My friend Cheryl gave me the triangles left from her project.

If you live in Akron, PA, and might be hosting students from Winnipeg this weekend,
my son is bringing this to you as a hostess gift.
For any of my blog readers who live in that area,
you can hear my son's school band and choir perform
at Akron Mennonite Church on Sunday morning
and Weaverland Mennonite Church 7 p.m. Sunday. 
If by chance someone in blogland hears this group,
wave to the tall clarinetist in the front row.

 Check out what other folks finished this week over at Sarah's blog and Amanda's blog.


Kat said...

That is a BIG quilt! Great group effort! Your table mat is so pretty. I love the straight line stitching you have done.

Cathy Tomm said...

Both your large group quilt and your little table quilt are great. I love the colour in the little one. I need to make one. I have a table and find I can have a drink with me now(the dog is maturing).

heath said...

That string project turned out great. Now I see again how fast you are, I know I don' have to give a ton of warning as I approach my Jubilee. (Will my weight and all my skin revert to their previous locations??? Please say yes!)

Leslie said...

this is a stunning quilt...i love how colorful it is

Barb said...

Your big finish is just awesome!

Magpie Sue said...

Wow, what a great quilt for a Jubilee birthday! (Wish I'd known that term for when I had my 50th!) And I love the little mat - the quilting is perfect for it.

Beth said...

Your quilt looks wonderful - totally worth the effort!

Purple Pam said...

What a great friendship quilt. Your tablemat it so nice. I like the colors.

Sharon said...

What a fantastic string quilt! I love so many things about it! And Yvonne looks quite pleased too. Good job!

Your tablemat is so pretty, and I like the quilting you did on it. It suits it well.

Deborah said...

That is a very big and very pretty quilt. A very special remembrance of 50 years!

The host family who keeps your son is lucky--very pretty table mat.

Sarah Craig said...

That is an enormous quilt! What a great idea, too - I love all the scrappiness! And your candle mat is adorable! Whoop whoop!!

Sarah Craig said...

That is an enormous quilt! What a great idea, too - I love all the scrappiness! And your candle mat is adorable! Whoop whoop!!

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