Thursday, June 26, 2014

Quilt update from the Champagne Quilters

Bound and done!

Ann put on the binding and we can now call it complete.

A while ago, Kate, of Kate's Quilting (and other arty stuff) showed several quilts on her blog. It was on January 28th when she offered up eight quilt tops free, to a good home. The only stipulation was that the finished quilt had to go towards a charitable cause. Well, since that's all the Champagne Quilters do, I requested the first one she showed on her blog.

It was this one (photo taken from Kate's blog - without permission.) I loved the colours. Isn't it gorgeous? 
Well, lo and behold, true to her word, it arrived in the mail. I brought it over to Marg's house which is where we quilt. We were busy finishing the big quilt (see photo above) and waited until it was done before we decided to see what we could do with the top. We don't do many lap sized quilts so we bantered around some ideas. Border it as is, add a row or two to make it into a lap quilt, or make it into a single bed sized quilt. We got all our scraps together in greens and purples, along with some orange and some solid for a border. Fun times we had choosing the fabrics. Anyway, we were going to make it bigger  - into a single bed size. We split the top in two and then, while we started making blocks, Marg thought we could just add one row and make it just a lap quilt size. Well, something happened between that week and two weeks later (we missed a week of getting together.) After all the blocks were finished, I laid out everything tonight and guess what? 

 We are now back to making a single bed sized quilt. Our blocks have blended in well. 
We are taking a break for the summer so we won't get back to this until September but since there is no rush, it can wait.

Thank you Kate. Once it's complete, it will be given away to some charity so that they can raffle it off.


  1. Oh! I love it! The colours are fantastic. You ladies did a great job of turning it into a bed size quilt.

  2. Your star quilt turned out beautiful , congrats on a great finish . Love the log cabin quilt and you did a great job of making this a bed size quilt !

  3. Your brain storming came up with a pretty nice quilt, and the log cabin is one of my favorite blocks. Someone will love receiving it.

  4. Lovely size, and the added blocks lighten it up, bright and clear, and a great end finish. generosity and caring thoughts from all hands. Cheers,Jean

  5. What an achievement, well done ladies!

  6. The Star quilt looks great! Well done! Love the Log Cabin blocks. I LOVE purple and green together. Your blocks have blended in so well. It too will be a beauty!

  7. I'm very impressed by how perfectly your additions fit.


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