Friday, July 22, 2016

The Birthday Girl Quilt


The Birthday Girl
(commonly known as Broken Wheel)
53 x 66

I didn't make a single block.

Ladies from 3 different birthday clubs - two last year and one this year - made the blocks. 
A "birthday club" is a group of ladies who makes blocks for each other as requested and sends them off to the birthday girl in her birthday month.  For all three groups I chose the Broken Wheel block on neutral background and colors of choice.  It was fun to see what each lady chose for "colors of choice".  I received more than these 20 blocks but these played together the best and the rest are in the orphanage for now until I figure out what I want to do with them. 

I added a one inch sashing and cornerstones. 


I pieced some batting by zigzagging it together and then quilted it on my DSM with lines going in all different directions. 


I wish I would have had the ladies all sign the blocks they made on the front but I still have all of the envelopes they came in so I can put their names on the label (if I ever get around to making it). 



I had just enough of this fabric to piece together for the backing.   And now it will make a nice lap quilt for me this winter. 


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15 comments:

Cherie in St Louis said...

Love your quilt!! Thanks for the chuckle this morning....blocks in the orphanage, lol! Boy, oh, boy do I have an orphanage growing in my sewing room, lol :)

Lynn said...

Looks great. A wonderful pattern and how marvellous that others made the blocks and you had the fun of putting it together - inspirational idea.

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

Wonderful quilt. You all did a great job on it.

gayle said...

Well, aren't you the lucky birthday girl! Wonderful quilt you've put together, and it'll be extra warm from the birthday wishes of friends. Enjoy!

Margaret Minton said...

Great quilt! Wonderful way to use scraps.

Julierose said...

This is really gorgeous--love that pattern...hugs, Julierose

janie krig said...

Great finish and what a treat, a birthday quilt.

Thim3 said...

Your quilts are always so pretty. I love looking around at your blog. You inspire me so much.

Dasha said...

All those blocks have gone together well haven't they? If you gave the instructions as "colours of choice" that is truly amazing! It has turned out well.

Quilter Kathy said...

It's a fabulous quilt... I love this block!

Ariane said...

Such a nice quilt. I love it!! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Julianne said...

Another great quilt Cathy! Love that backing, its perfect!

Kaja said...

It would be cool to add the names if you can be bothered. At least you are organised enough to still have the envelopes! The quilt has worked very well.

Sarah Craig said...

What a lovely quilt! I have only participated in one bee, but I did have the participants sign their blocks, so now my quilt has everyone's signatures on the front. I love to look back and see all those lovely blogfriends I made so many years ago! Whoop whoop on a great finish!

Debbie said...

Love this pattern, and your version turned out so nice! Thanks for joining in the FAL on behalf of the cohosts!