April and May

Well, in spite of my absence here I am still keeping on track with the UFO challenge projects. So to catch up a little bit here is the April UFO.

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This little quilt kit has been sitting on the sewing room table for more than 4 years so I’m definitely happy to have it finished. In fact, it’s been around so long that the quilt store I purchased it from is no longer in business!

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The backing is just a nice coordinating print. The pattern is called Posh Tot by Blue Underground Studios and will make a perfect baby gift for Nephew and Niece-in-law expecting their first in the summer (cannot believe I’m actually ahead for a change!).

And for the May UFO it was back to one of the Grandma Project quilts.

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This one I call Grandma’s Flower Garden and the pattern is from the book ScrapTherapy Scraps Plus One by Joan Ford (Flower Bed in the book). One of my most enduring memories was that Grandma always displayed a rose in a crystal bowl on the dining room or coffee table when they were in season (although it was definitely  Grandpa who did the outside garden work and grew the roses :)).

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This one is big enough that it was difficult to get a good picture of it with the rainy weather at the time. I’m so happy to have it complete as the top has also been sitting around for some time waiting for me to get back to it between work travel and other commitments.

And speaking of work travel …

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I was lucky enough to be able to visit London earlier this month and to fit in a trip to the Liberty of London store near Oxford Circus. They happened to be displaying these lovely quilts over the railings on the upper floors where the fabric is sold. Well worth the effort to visit and I hope to be able to get back again some day!

And now on to the June UFO!

Happy sewing!

L

 

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1 Response to April and May

  1. Love the quilts, especially the turquoise one.

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