19 May 2015

Goodnight Irene

In January I cut out a second Goodnight Irene quilt, on Saturday the label was attached and the quilt was given to my dear friends to celebrate their milestone birthdays - between them they turned 100.  This is quite a large quilt at 88-1/2" square and I think it goes well with their bright personalities.


Karen quilted it with a hearts and flowers design, which is a great pattern that doesn't detract from the piecing.  I bought a wideback for the backing and it's so nice to have a backing with no seams.


I'm a few months behind making a quilt for a family member.  The blocks for Orange Swoon have been cut out for 6 months but other things have got in the way.  Friday night I started working on these blocks - they are a huge 24" finished.




12 blocks to go - the original pattern has 9 blocks but I'd like to make this king-size.  I've collected 32 different orange fabrics - such a big range in shades of orange.

5 comments:

Bev C said...

Hello Lynda,

An orange quilt is quite daring to do, so many lovely tones of orange in the quilt. Just love the Goodnight Irene quilt. Love how you totaled up your friends ages.

Happy days.
Bev.

Maria said...

What a fabulous quilt you have made for your friends birthdays. I am sure they will love it...
Lovely bright orange swoon blocks. Look forward to seeing them together.

shez said...

Hi Lynda ,wow lucky friends that quilt is goreous,love your blocks also ,well done my friend xx

marina said...

fantastic finish on your friends' quilt, lucky them!
loving your orange swoon blocks, gorgeous.

Terry said...

Your Irene quilt is beautiful! And I love your swoon blocks too...they're so pretty! :0)

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