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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Home Sweet Home

In the post today was a lovely “Welcome to your new home” card sent to us by quilting friend Helen and her hubby.  And it is expertly made and hand crafted by Helen herself.  What a lovely thought, thanks so much, Helen. 

DSCF4822 Hand made card from Helen

Our cat Muffy is still a little unsettled, and she doesn’t like to let us out of her sight.  She enjoyed the afternoon sunshine shining through the large window today and jumped up on to the back of the couch to settle down in the warmth.  She blends in quite well with the colours of my “Miracle Quilt”, doesn’t she? 

DSCF4816 Muffy at her home, sweet home

This quilt was made in a class and completed back in 1997.  Knowing me, the blocks were probably left lying around for several years till I got motivated to put it all together.  It is comprised of “quilt as you go” blocks in the “flip and sew” technique.  The blocks are then stitched wrong sides together, leaving the back nice and neat.  The front is finished off with stitching a tube of fabric to hide the raw edges.  This design is quite quick to do, as the blocks are already quilted.

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