Thursday, February 11, 2021

Posh Penelope by Sew Kind of Wonderful - family quilt

I just wanted to show you the completed "Posh Penelope" by Sew Kind of Wonderful.  I did the binding yesterday morning.  YEAH!!!!





Not perfect but I love it!!!

I also want to say since some have asked, I used Java Batiks from Inchworm fabrics, most of the background fabrics and a few of the flowers is Island Batik, and I did use one batik from Timeless Treasures for a background.


Next I want to show you just two squares.  One year, can't remember when but it has been a while, I am guessing six years????  Anyways, several sisters, mother, and nieces decided to pull one name out of the hat each month and then that person got to chose a block.

Then that month we all sent that block to the person's whose name was chosen.


As you can see, I chose the Tree of Life.  Yesterday I spent my afternoon trying to figure out who made which block.  There are twelve blocks.   Just a suggestion, if you by chance do this, put the name on the back somewhere???? Since we all have a group message on our phones it was kinda easy.  Eventually I figured it out and started embroidering  the name and what relation they were.


 Here is my mother's block, maybe you can see that she did not follow the rules (funny huh)?  I think it was right on the beginning of her dementia....but I love the block anyways.


So this is my quest now, to find a sashing fabric and border fabric.  I am going through all of my fabrics, thinking of organizing them as well...so this project may take a while.

14 comments:

Kathleen said...

Posh Penelope is beautiful. The tree of life blocks are so much fun. I adore the one by your mother and am really glad you figured out who did which one!

Terry said...

Penelope is definitely posh...and beautiful! Well done! :0)

AnnieO said...

Your Posh Quilt is gorgeous! Congrats. Love the tree blocks too, what fun to gather them from family members. Enjoy!

Darlene of Creative Latitude said...

I love how so many members in your family come together to quilt and share the joy. Can I join your family ? You have so many talented family members. And I love your Posh Penelope, as well as your Tree of Life blocks. Tree of Life is on my bucket list.

Mystica said...

Lovely idea about family trees!

swooze said...

How sweet

Barbara said...

PP is a blue ribbon winner. Amazing, and done so quickly. Congratulations on that one especially!

Gene Black said...

Your Posh Penelope quilt looks great.
I have to laugh at your Mom's 'Tree of Life" block - I think of these as "family tree" blocks and there is always at least one member of the family who is a little different or off-kilter. I think she captured that feeling.

Jennifer said...

Wow that turned out nice.

Vicki in MN said...

Penelope is dressed in high fashion!!

Needled Mom said...

Your Posh Penelope is just gorgeous! I think it's a great idea to put a name on the blocks. Your mom's quilt will always remain a treasure for you.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Good job on Posh Penelope..such a pretty pattern. I love incorporating swap blocks into a project. One of my favorites is a Round Robin between friends several years ago.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I love your posh penelope. Love your block swap. LOL your mom's block is so pretty and bright.

Snoodles said...

Whoooo hoooo! Congratulations on finishing Posh Penelope! Gorgeous!
I really love your Tree of Life blocks, insanely cool idea to have family contribute! My fav is your mom's block!