Saturday, December 11, 2010

Family Auction quilt, giveaway day

My family is having their family Christmas this next Sat (18th) due to my brother who lives in FL will be home at the parents home in MO. I can  not make it home for this I have to work! Ugh! For years we had a gift exchange of sorts, you know you bring a present draw a number then hope for the best and hope that no one steals yours after you get it. Well with the population explosion we have to rent a place to be together so to raise the money for this, and the eating utensils and such, we started a family auction. Even tho I can not make it home for the gathering I sent a quilt down for the auction. I posted a pic of this a couple posts ago but I re posting it now done!

This quilt came about from a two different Internet swaps. The first one was probably in 2005 and it was a black and white block swap. When I made my blocks I must have made 8 blocks only for I had 10 blocks and two of them where ones I had made, so I must have only swapped out eight. Don't know why I didn't do very many I love the black and white color combo. But I had them for years and did nothing with them. Then couple years ago I did a row x row and one of the rowers used some swapped blocks for her starter. Ah Ha that is what I wanted to do to rid myself of some blocks! So the next row x row that I joined in that was swappers choice, that is what I did. These were 12" blocks and I used my two and 3 others for the starter row.My starter row is the third on up from the bottom and my two blocks are the two on the right. I know you can't really see them but I thought I would tell you anyway. There were only 5 participants but I didn't care I had another five blocks to make a sixth row. It is the bottom row. So now I have all my black and white swapped blocks used up!  I do know that one other rower used her black and white swapped blocks too. I was lucky she didn't have any of the same blocks I did. I quilted this with a variegated black and white thread in zebra stripes to match the borders. I also used the zebra fabric on the back and binding. I am hoping that this quilt is bought by my sister who lives in Parsons KS, for her family has a pair of real zebras and she is crazy about anything zebra print.

I am joining in on Sew Mama Sews' give away day. I tried to put her button on the side bar but for some reason it just put the link. Well you know sometimes things just don't turn out like you plan. I do have my handcrafted item picked out and it something I have knitted. Hand knitting is my passion and quilting my love. Or is it visa versa. Any one I am usually do one or the other. Knitting has taken a back sit recently for quilting, well when you quilt for others sometimes it has to come first. But come back tomorrow or Monday to check it out! Maybe you will win it or someone elses.  


  1. the quilt is adorable. I have a friend that raises money for their reunion and family memebers donate items. They pre-buy chances and then do a drawing. Sounds like a fun way to help pay for a get together. cw

  2. I sure hope you sis in Parsons can afford that beautiful quilt!


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