Friday, August 31, 2012

Fathers Day Mini Quilt Swap

It is Fathers Day here in New Zealand and Australia this Sunday.  I participated in the Mini Quilt swap again and the theme this time was to make a quilt for Fathers Day.   Below is the one I received from Raelene and it has a nautical theme.  Raelene had googled the area where I live and seen that it was on the coast.  It is just perfect..each day as I drive up and over the hill into work I get a view of the any time you can see boats, windsurfers and rowers out practising.  Raelene had added a label on the back of the quilt which explained why she chose this design.  A great idea..
And now below is the mini quilt I sent to Shez.  I saw this design in an old magazine and as soon as I saw it I knew that it was what I wanted to make.  I liked the saying..."A father is someone you look up matter how tall you get "  I chose the check fabric because it reminded me of the old world look of the teddies.  I can show it now as Shez has received it (and it was a close run thing..just arriving today in time for Sunday) Phew!!
It is a great swap to be a part of and I am looking forward to the next one.


  1. i love my Mini quilt so much lyn,i am posting it on Sunday,have a great weekend.xx

  2. I love the one you sent and the one you made.... how fun are those teddies - this has been such a fun swap - so many great ideas...

  3. Your 2 quilts are lovely Lyn, the teddies for Shez are so cute and your nautical quilt is a sweetie. Have a lovely weekend(happy fathers day to the man of the house)

  4. What gorgeous little mini quilts, so thoughtful and clever too; Happy Father's Day to your loved ones! :)


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