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Friday, 13 August 2010

Klosjes & Olympic Games Quilt

Olympic Games Quilt

I Have had a good week with the Klosjes and achieved 12 which now brings my total to 80.

The Pumpkin Patchers came on Tuesday morning with their completed blocks for the GIFT OF A QUILT for the 2012 Olympic Games.
It was very funny they sat with their sewing machines at the ready and I cut and threw fabric at at each of them to make the small centre stars, as these were done someone else was at the ready to start sewing the strips together. We were desperate to get the quilt top together in the 2 1/2 hours that were together.
When they left they were all smiling and said it has been like a sweat shop that morning but we were all pleased with the end result. We chose the Ohio star blocks and I supplied the background shirting and they added their own red and blue fabrics. It couldn't have looked better in my opinion.

I just have to add a border and it will be off to the longarm quilter.

So it is a big THANK YOU to the PUMPKIN PATCHERS Sheila, Maureen, Jacki, Carol and Joan. You did a fantastic job.

I thought I would also show you some of my lovely clematis that are flowering like mad at the moment, when other things are dying back the clematis takes over.


  1. Your klosjes are looking great - isn't it amazing how different everybody's klosjes look, depending on the colour combinations?

    Your pumpkin family did a wonderful job - finishing a lovely quilt like that in one morning!

  2. Love your spools blocks and the sweatshop quilt looks really fantastic! Sometimes it is fun to do a quilt that way.
    My clematis is slowing down-I think the heat is getting to it.

  3. The Olympic Games quilt has come together very well - what a great team effort! I love the photos of your clematis. Take care.

  4. I think you are all gold medal quiltathletes. It looks great. Luck person to receive it.
    Love Shirley.x

  5. I agree with Shirley - I think that was a gold medal performance getting that top made in such a short time. It looks fantastic.

    Well done with the Klosjes and your Clematis's look wonderful. I wish mine would flower for as long as yours do, must be the different climates.

  6. I like your klosjes and star quilt, beautiful. Hope to see you at Birmingham this week!

  7. I would love to be in your group! You sound like a good teacher and your group really gets things done. Great r-w-b quilt!

  8. Hi thee! I am also making an Olympic Quilt ..... promised for September but I am a bit too nervous to start the quilting part, I keep looking at it and hoping I will be confident and inspired to make a start. I only have a walking foot facility on my machine. I wonder how you are going to quilt yours. I will keep popping in on your blog to see what transpires!
    Thank you for your inspiration :0)
    Oh! Also for the link to Cupcake Cottons, I live quite close to Ducklington so will pop in on them soon.
    Val xx