Friday, June 27, 2008

2007 Blogger Siggie Quilt Done

In February 2007 I participated in a Blogger Siggie Block Swap. One day last summer I sewed the blocks together. Last night, I finally quilted it and this morning finished sewing down the binding and label. Woohoo! This is the first project larger than pieces for a tote bag that I machine quilted. There will be no closeups of the quilting as it isn't the best. I have to start somewhere, right? I started with this quilt.

Here is the list of bloggers who participated and their blogs. Not everyone wrote their blog address on their blocks. If you happen to know any of the missing blogs, please let me know.

Starting in the Top Row 1 (L - R)
Row 2 (L - R)
Row 3 (L - R)
Row 4 (L - R)

Row 5 (L - R)
Row 6 (L - R)
Yesterday I finished all my swap deadlines that were due before my vacation. Now when I get back I only have swap left to finish.

I will be blogging while on vacation. I can't leave home without my computer and camera, can I?

25 comments:

Anne Ida said...

Oh, how wonderful you finished it!! (Feeling guilty here!). It looks great!! Well done!

Aileen said...

Yea, Paula! I am happy dancing with you. (You are happy dancing, right?)

Candace said...

If the machine quilting isn't great, you can't prove it by me. It is a very pretty quilt. I missed my laptop when I went away, so I agree, you need your laptop and your camera. I think if I go away again, my laptop will be my carry on, and I will have to have a check in. I temporarily have internet on my phone (until I get my rebate back then it comes off), and it just isn't the same.

tami said...

VERY happy to see anne ida's comment. I was afraid I was the last one who hadn't finished. I think I will have to get on that now so I can beat her and at least not be last. ;-D

Rhonda said...

You have been a busy lady. I really like that quilt. I've been in several retreat swaps and I love the scrappy quilts that come from the experience. Good job!

Fiesta said...

sweetp, that is really adorable.

Su Bee said...

(((gulp...)))
Hey - that's super! Mine is, ummm,.... well,....kind of....oh phooey! I'm going to do mine TODAY! LOL!

paula, the quilter said...

I haven't completed mine yet either! I do have the blocks together and it is basted in prep to machine quilting. My plan? My sewing room is in the basement and the ugly window is covered with an old bath towel that is pinned up over it. I am going to use it to cover that window!

Brenda said...

Looks pretty "nifty", great job. Hope you have a grand time on vacation!

Carole said...

What a wonderful memory! Lovely quilt! Glad you took the time to finish it! Thanks for sharing!

Lurline's Place said...

Paula, You certainly must be happy to have your siggy quilt finished and from all over the world - how wonderful! Have a great vacation.
'Bye - Lurline.

lyn said...

Hi Paula, I love the idea of the siggie quilt. When I attended a machine quilting course, the tutor said Practice, Practice, Practice. Well done, enjoy your holiday, wish I could come too. Warmest Regards Lyn

bettsy said...

Sadly I am another quilter who hasn't put my blocks together. Seeing yours done reminds me that I should get it out and DO it. I still think that the layout you chose is probably the best, but I might think about it some more. Congratulations!

Owens Family Adventures said...

That turned out sooooo good!!! Now I need to get mine started! hahahaha
dawn

Leanne said...

What a lovely memento something to treasure. Have fun on your holiday.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I chose that layout as well, and have done a fair bit, then the fact the points wouldn't all meet put me off and it is sitting with the UFO's. Thanks for motivating me to take another look, Tracey

Kathy Wagner said...

This is such an amazing piece of quilting blog documentation - wow...look at the list of participants! How fun!

Greenmare said...

oh very very pretty!!!!
glad you can take us all on your vacation with you! don't forget sunscreen too!

Anne Heidi said...

It looks wonderful, congratulations! I still display mine at the shop, and lots of quilters have admired it and they all love the idea of siggie swaps!

Patti said...

Looks great! I ran across those blocks a couple months ago - I'd forgotten all about them! So of course I had to add them to mu UFO list. I really like the way you've set them together - I may just follow your lead.

Patti said...

Looks great! I ran across those blocks a couple months ago - I'd forgotten all about them! So of course I had to add them to mu UFO list. I really like the way you've set them together - I may just follow your lead.

Sarah Nopp said...

That looks very sweet. I am doing a siggy swap too, which has to be completed by September. And I haven't started the 90 blocks I have to make yet! Eek!

Finn said...

It's a lovely quilt Sweet P! And not to worry about the quilting. It's the same for all of us *VBS*
It's fun to see name of some that are still in blogland. I'm happy to say that only a few I've known over the nearly 3 years at Pieces have dropped away.
It's a great memory piece. Hugs, Finn

Cindy B./CindyQuiltsOR said...

Sign me up for the next exchange! Looks like it was a lot of fun!

Solstitches said...

What a beautiful quilt and a lovely keepsake of all your blogging friends.