Tuesday, 17 March 2015

My Honour, I think I've done it....

For the past year I have been working on 6.5" blocks using up my blue scraps. The patterns were organised by a member of the Kilmore Quilters. Maree has been doing some research about soldiers in the area. Some were part of her family. Coming up to the 100 years there is a lot going on. We will be having a display of our quilts. This is the reason it is named the HONOUR QUILT. To remember the ones that fought for us.
Well, after a lot of work and support of friends, I have the top done.
I am very happy how it has come together.



I recently quilted some quilts with a spiral effect and I have decided to give this a go again but starting with a STAR in the centre instead. I will draw a star in the centre then just keep going round and round. Let's hope it gets the effect I want. It will all be FMQ. So there will be a few wonky lines. At least it will match the Wonky Stars.....

If you click on the HONOUR QUILT 2014 page tab at the top of the blog it will take you to the link with all the stories about the names Maree has chosen. Some are very sad. There were a lot of boys that lied about their age so they could enlist.

Linking up with others at
http://www.freshlypieced.com/2015/03/wip-wednesday-for-starters.html



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14 comments:

  1. What a super quilt, Jo. The red stars really shout out and, at the same time, draw your eye to the different blue blocks. A most fitting tribute.

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  2. Yay Jo...it is fabulous...love the stars and the border fabric is perfect...well done, you must be very pleased with how it has turned out...

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  3. That is a beautiful quilt Jo....great effort.

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  4. Wow an amazing quilt. Bring it tomorrow so we can see it in the fabric so to speak. I'm taking mine. Love how they are all so different

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  5. Your quilt is amazing Jo. What a wonderful job you have done.

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  6. A fabulous quilt with sew many amazing blocks.. well done Jo...

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  7. Your quilt looks brilliant Jo, the colours sing!

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  8. This quilt is amazing. Very lovely quilt.

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  9. Now that is one beautiful quilt Jo! Cant wait to see your awesome quilting on it!

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  10. Hi Jo its such a beautiful quilt and such an interesting story behind it xx

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  11. I love the stories behind this quilt. A great finish, well done.

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  12. Such a beautiful and meaningful quilt! Nice work!

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  13. What a beautiful quilt! It looks terrific. I love the cobalt blues.

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