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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

New Week, New UFO - Summer Kites

Its good to “Roll the Dice” this week, after it not happening the previous week at all.  The dice rolled to number three, a new UFO recently added to my list.  It is blocks to make a baby quilt of Summer Kite blocks which I won way back in 1995 -  I’ve always admitted to having some rather old UFOs!

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I had entered a “Block of the Month” competition at quilt shop “Stitches Plus” in Wellington,   sadly no longer trading.  For a small fee we were provided with the pattern and sky blue background fabric.  The requirements were to make a colourful kite or two, using stripes, checks or dots in one of the fabrics.  Once we had returned our blocks there were two draws and I was one of the lucky winners.

These ten blocks were rediscovered recently, my goodness, they had been hidden away in a plastic crate for such a long time.  Luckily I had some extra background fabric tucked away too, and today I stitched up two more blocks.  12 blocks are so much more useful than 10, after all.

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Two more kites

I’m hoping to get all the blocks stitched together this week, and maybe even layered and pinned ready for quilting.  That’s the aim, anyway, I’ll just have to see how I go.

8 comments:

Julierose said...

Oh just lovely blocks--they have so much movement--really looks like the kites are soaring...hugs, Julierose

Janice said...

Good luck with your progress on this one.

Tired Teacher said...

Adorable blocks: they will make a fabulous baby quilt.

We never know what treasures the plastic crates and bins are hiding. I'm glad that you found the blocks. I know you'll finish this quilt in short order.

Raewyn said...

Gosh that ufo is a decent age! Have fun working on the blocks, they look like they'll become a fun quilt.

Nancy J said...

A good day to be inside, I popped my body outside for a very brief look, and a cool breeze made it feel even colder. Fire lit, coffee poured, life is good.p.s.lovely kites.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Nice when oldies near the finish line....lovely kite blocks x

Karen S said...

These are delightful blocks. Glad you re-discovered them.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Caught up once again Jenny on your wonderful posts. I loved that old photo of you and your pals and then getting together so many years later. Daughter and I adored the wedding with all its wonderful ceremony...who could resist really.
I can't get over the treasures you have deep in those bins! The kites are wonderful!