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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Swap Party Entry - "Winged Things"

Come join the SWAP PARTY
by clicking on the link here or on my sidebar.  Thearica is challenging us to finish up those old blocks we acquired from swaps.  I have a few of those piles.  There are prizes and everything.

I chose to work on "Winged Things".  Here are the quilt labels to show who made blocks in 2003 and 2004.

This project began as a state needle-turn applique round robin. I pieced all the backgrounds and asked the ladies (there were only 3)to applique a "winged thing" on them ("No aircraft," I requested).  Each of those three ladies made two blocks.  The blocks were OUTSTANDING! I just didn't have enough of them so I joined another round robin the following year and asked for more "winged things" but this time it was not a needle-turn group.

This is what the blocks looked like in January 2011. 

With the help of Judy's UFO challenge by the end of January I was able to get them assembled into a top with borders, but I have not even started any quilting on it yet.

Many of the ladies I never met because we swapped through the mail.  There was one, however, who is a very dear friend.  Loretta moved further South and I rarely ever see or keep in touch with her.  I have fond memories of our weekly sew sessions at her home.  She made the angel block on the top right AND the bird bath block near the bottom center.  She is truly an angel in real life -- I love her!!

The beehive block is significant because it stands for Utah - the beehive state.  We are called the busy bees for our hard working communities.  The lady who made the beehive block also made the birdhouse block.  Her workmanship is astounding as well.

Wish me luck!


  1. Good luck on finishing your UFO!

    I hope many of your friends will come over to join in the fun!

  2. Just checking on you... Hope you finish in time to be eligible to be in the drawing for the prize! :)

  3. Just another check in to see if you have finished your quilt to be eligible for the prize this month. You still have 2 days to finish.

    Love the 30's fabrics in the quilt at the top... I would love to see a photo of that quilt. :)

  4. You did a nice job of putting those together!

  5. What a gorgeous quilt! I hope you got it finished in time!


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