Saturday, April 9, 2011

Busy Days.

I have been busy this week washing and ironing. The good kind. My quilting fabrics.

On the Line 4-2011


I want to make a few charity quilts for kids out of these.

All ironed 4-2011

Last year one of the blogs I follow had a giveaway. It was a UFO Elaine had not finished. Would you believe I was lucky enough to win it. LOL. The blocks travelled from Canton, Texas to Western Australia.
After putting the blocks together I finished it at Patch this week and I am pleased how it turned out.

UFO 4-2011

This is not the end of the blocks travels as I am sending the quilt to N.Z.
Another UFO completed and one for OPAM.

Have a wonderful weekend.


  1. I see you prewash your farics too! I always do that, I find them easier to work with.
    The quilt you finished looks great! Lucky you that won:-)
    Have a nice weekend!

  2. What a lovely story behind your finished quilt - I believe all quilt stories need to be told on the label ::)) I love the photo of the fabric on the line

  3. Your quilt is wonderful! How nice of you to continue it on its way for a very good cause.

  4. Maria, I love this special washing days, too :-)
    You´ve selected beautiful fabrics .
    I`m sure it will be a lovely quilt !
    it is very generous of you , to give a quilt to NZ


  5. The fabrics are pretty all hung up. Lovely colours. The quilt you finished looks fantastic. A simple pattern but doesn't it look great!

  6. Nothing like pretty fabrics on the washing line.... looks so good....
    Please share your secret on how you get your pictures to slant over on the blog????? please, pretty please.....

  7. A lovely story about the quilt blocks and the finished quilt looks wonderful!

  8. Your washing line looks so colourful and fresh with your fabrics. I don't mind that kind of washing and ironing....its the other sort I can't get motivated about. The quilt turned out well. I'm sure Elaine will be thrilled to see it finished. It will be well travelled by the time it reaches its final recipient.

  9. Very pretty fabrics! And what a great story about the UFO. Please do tell us how you make your pictures slant. I've wondered about that before.

  10. Looks like a great day for washing. I am sure that washing lines are happier with pretty fabrics hanging on them than old socks. It's a very happy sight.

  11. All that sunshine and wind in W.A. makes for a good washing day and what a lovely Hills Hoist, very Aussie that. Lovely finish and lovely thoughts to go with the quilt to N.Z.

  12. Wow Maria - your finished (UFO from Texas) quilt is stunning! I love looking at fabrics drying on a washing line - so inspiring! You're so kind!

    Have a lovely weekend sweetheart!
    Vikki xx

    ps. The photo on your blog header is GORGEOUS!!!!

  13. That is fun laundry!!!

    The completed UFO is gorgeous. Nice job!

  14. A well travelled quilt - a great story for the lucky recipient. How inspiring - to have all that laundered fabric on the line - they will make gorgeous charity quilts - how generous you are, Maria.

  15. Hello Maria, the best kind of washing on the line.....a beautiful thought for New Zealand....Regrds, Lyn

  16. That's a wonderful quilt story.

  17. Love this story Maria and the fabric's travels.
    The quilt turned out beautifully! xx

  18. I love the quilt from the UFO. The white sashing really makes the four patches stand out.

  19. I sure like your quilt a lot better than Sweet Hunters deer quilt!!!! I also LOVE clothes lines and seeing that fabric on the line is just refreshing to me.

  20. Hello Maria,

    I hope you send the info along with the quilt. I am sure the new owner will love hearing about its travels.
    Happy days.

  21. Ther is a movie called the sisterhood of the traveling post could be called the sisterdood of the traveling blocks. Love your quilt and your kindness!

  22. Maria, you have moved me to tears! I am so lucky to have you for a bloggy friend! What an awesome gift you have bestowed upon our Kiwi friends. It makes me feel special to know a wee bit of Texas and Australia have warmed a heart in New Zealand. Big hugs sister quilter, Elaine in Texas


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