Sunday, April 22, 2012

Birthday Quilt - A Gardeners Journal

My sewing group celebrates "0" birthdays by the rest of us making a secret quilt for the birthday girl.  Of course the birthday girl knows she is going to get one - but its all hush hush and a total surprise on the day - or in this case 2 months later.  We started this tradition in 1990 when there were only 6 if us all together - so the first birthday quilt was comparatively small.  We grew in numbers over the next year but have since gone up & down a bit.  This is the last "0" quilt we have to make and we used Anni Downs Gardeners Journal for the pattern - but didn't do all the blocks and re-arranged it to suit us.

Here is the finished result.






8 comments:

  1. wow very nice Susan,love the colours used,well done girls.xx

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  2. Oh it's just wonderful.. .what a great tradition... she must have just loved it... so much love stitches in there...... I'll give you lots of warning... I have an '0' birthday coming up in 2019....!!!!
    Hugz

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  3. How lovely and I am sure the recipient will treasure it!

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  4. How wonderful. It must be so overwhelming to open a gift like that. Tracee xx

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  5. That is a wonderful thing to do for each other. Lovely quilt.

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  6. How awesome to get that quilt! Lucky girl and I am going to have an 'O' birthday next year :):) your group is a special one to do quilts like that :) Hugs Vicki x

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  7. What a wonderful way to celebrate those "0" birthdays! Very lucky recipient indeed. Fabulous colours... x

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