Monday, May 21, 2012

African Violets lap quilt

I just finished binding this lap quilt I made with African Violet blocks I won earlier this year in a
Block Lotto drawing.
 I was really happy to win the blocks, but hadn't figured out what I wanted to do with them until recently, when I realized they'd make a perfect quilt for someone who's very dear to me who's currently undergoing treatments for cancer. (I don't want to giver her name here in case she reads my blog!)
Here's the back of the quilt. I included some of the blocks I'd won that were left over---many of them were about 1/2 too small and were difficult to use on the front. I trimmed some of the other extra blocks to match the small ones, and put them together to brighten up the back. In the end, I was happy with the way the back came out!


  1. That is just lovely. Your friend should be very blessed.

  2. Hi Ginny, its so pretty and I am sure your friend will gain lots of comfort from something so great. I hope everything goes well for her, been there, done that and got the t-shirt so I wish her all the best. Susiex

  3. THe quilt is so pretty. Your friend is going to love it. I hope she gets through this and feels better soon.
    My great-grandmother's " front room" had a cart filled with african violets. Her daughter, my mother and me all grew/grow them too. Mine all tend to be the same color. I may have to expand my palette!

  4. Very cool, and a good use of those odd sized blocks, too!