Sunday, 27 November 2011

OLLIE's QUILT from LOVEQUILTSUK

Oh my it has been ages since I have done my Blog, the reason being, the Motherboard blew itself up, it had 60 degree burns apparently, oh dear oh dear. Anyway after a lot of fiddling and faffing about we managed to get back on the WWW as I bought a brand new computer, I was sick of wasting money having the old one fixed time after time, in any case after the MB got burnt there was no other option. So here I am like the proverbial bad penny back to haunt you all again. hee hee.
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FOR OLLIE
My first post after such a lengthy absence has got to be the best post on this whole Blog. Not sure if I mentioned I had signed up with LOVEQUILTS UK to assemble and quilt a Quilt for a young Lad named Ollie. Here are two links for you to be able to read about Love Quilts and little Ollie.



OK, now you have visited the site, here are the beautiful blocks I received. I knew what was coming but when they were actually here I stood and was totally gobsmacked by the beauty of each and every one of them.....it then dawned on me I had to turn these beauties into a Quilt. No pressure Janet.....OMG. I have to admit I panicked a bit, but then cracked on with it. In the parcel along with the blocks was all the fabric for the sashing, borders, binding, backing AND the wadding. So I had no excuse but to get on with it. I do have to admit to you I struggled a little with the 4oz wadding, I only ever use 2oz myself, but this was a whole new ball game for me. I managed - just. Well I am going to shut up now and let you view the blocks then the finished result.....

This is how they will be joined together in their rows, after pressing of course...
...time passes...
voila, one finished Quilt for Ollie,
I quilted double lines to try to emulate train tracks...
the cornerstones are fussy-cut squares of the gorgeous border fabric...
the back as you can see is pretty fab fabric too...
to go with the Quilt I had to do a letter,
 and so went to town and Annette helped me find a brilliant card
for Ollie, most appropriate we thought... 
the girls - Gaynor and Kat at LoveQuiltsUK -
are just sooo kind you know, they made this pillowcase for
Louis, who is Ollie's twin brother, just so he wouldn't feel left out,
now I think that is pretty amazing, well done girls,
and well done to all the cross stitchers who made those gorgeous blocks.
If you would like to help in any way, by making the Quilts up or sending a donation for the fabrics etc for future Quilts, please go to the link for LOVEQUILTS above and you will see how to do just that. 
Thank you for looking, any comments will be passed on  to the other ladies.
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9 comments:

cookie said...

Hi Jan,
what a great Quilt for a great cause.
Olli will love his quilt. I would never thought of using cross stich blocks in a quilt. never finish learning. lol.
Im happy to see you back online. I did miss you.

Caz said...

Fantastic quilt Jan!!!

gill said...

Wow Jan!! Ollie will love his quilt - it's fantastic!

Irene said...

Jan, that is an awesome quilt!! Beautiful cross stitching. Well done you for putting it together so wonderfully. Brilliant cause.

QuiltandPatch said...

Lovely quilt blocks Jan and you have done well finishing it. I have said I will do one next year when these pennants are all sorted!!!!

jan said...

Thank you everyone I have emailed you all.

Gaynor Thomas said...

Fantastic blog Janet, really enjoyed reading it, and thanks so much for your work on this quilt, it is really appreciated x

jan said...

Thank you Gaynor, my pleasure.

Pascale said...

Hi Jan, I am from Love Quilts UK. Thank you for stitching my 2 squares for Ollie. The quilt is fantastic. You are a true professional quilter.