Sunday, June 01, 2014

Secret Society

Our Sweet Pea group have been involved this year with a number of secret projects, so much so I suggested to the group this week that maybe we should call ourselves the Secret Society of Sweet Pea Stitchers.

One of our group, Andreena, turned 70 this week.

She and her husband have been away for about eight weeks, travelling the South Island of New Zealand in a camper van and only returned about a week ago.

In her absence the remaining ladies of the group embarked on making a series of Swoon blocks in order to complete a quilt to gift to Andreena for her 70th birthday.

At times we wondered if we would get it together in time but somehow we managed it.  The blocks came back to us.  I pieced them together, Linda quilted them and then I did the binding.  We got there with just a day or two to spare.

The quilt measures 90 inches by 90 inches and has been hard to photograph.  I did the pink block in this image which shows off Linda's quilting very nicely.

You can see some very good further shots of the quilt on Linda's blog.

5 comments:

Nancy said...

I got a chuckle from your name suggestion for the Sweet Peas!

The quilt is lovely and will be cherished.

Shay said...

I saw this over on Linda's blog and fell in love instantly. It's lovely!

A Quilter's Mission said...

Wow, it is beautiful. Lucky Adreena.

margaret said...

lovely quilt I know this will mean something special to you friend having it made by all of the group

cottonreel said...

Beautiful baby and I love that starry quilt