Tuesday, 24 December 2013

MiL's Quilt - The Finale

T'was the night before Christmas and the air was hot and dry.
All but one of nine lay their heads, while one snuck by
to plant a special gift under the Christmas tree
with a skip, a smile and a heart full of glee. 

This quilt has taken almost a year to create
and almost didn't happen due to a little mozzie mate
Thank goodness for the kindness of many new and old quilting friends of mine
That MiL's quilt was finished just in the St. Nick of time

For even though a little elf (me) let it slip
and gave her MiL a little peek
I hope that when she sees the final gift
It will give her a heart a generous lift

A special Christmas wish is sent from my heart
to ALL of you that took part
in the finishing of this quilt
You have saved me from being full of UFO guilt!

Now the prawns are shelled and the lobster split for the Christmas BBQ
A classic Aussie spread for our visiting English rellies, we are determined to do
We'll throw in a turkey in case they have a homesick panic attack
Dessert will be a fruit topped Pavlova and a Gingerbread Outback Shack

There'll be bombies in the pool and sparkling drinks
And a snooze on the couch me thinks
I'll end my attempt at rhyming here
and send you all best wishes and some good ol' Aussie Christmas Cheer!

Merry Christmas everyone :)

Thank you to the random strangers in the park that held the quilt up!

Quilt Stats:

Size: 80" x 80"
Wren Block
Nest Block
Knitting Block
Ballroom Dancing and Poppy block
Bookshelf Block
Tea Cup Block
Union Jack Block
Cross stitch "B" Block
Apple Pie Block
Long Arm Quilted by Marg from The Cove Quilting in Adross
Border Fabric
Binding Fabric - Flea Market Fancy



  1. What a gorgeous quilt. Your Christmas Day sounds great. Merry Christmas.

  2. Oh, I really like the bird and nest with 3 eggs ;)
    That is hilarious that random strangers at the park held up the quilt for you to photograph!

  3. Your poem is so fun!! And your quilt looks so wonderful. Your MIL will love it. I love that you enlisted the help of strangers to hold your quilt. Have a fabulous day of prawns and sparkling drinks and dont get splashed by those bombies.

  4. Awesome job, well done. I am so proud of your unfailing dedication and effort you put into this quilt even when the going got tough with your health. :-)

  5. Ok I"m not sure which I love most - your poetry or the fact you talked random strangers into holding up your quilt at the park! Hehe brilliant!

    I bet your MiL will be so thrilled with this quilt and the thoughtfulness that has gone into it! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  6. Random strangers can be so helpful, can't they? What an awesome finish, you must be so thrilled.

  7. Looks gorgeous! Your MIL must have just loved it! (and kudos to you for getting randoms to hold it up for you!)

  8. Serena, Loving this quilt! I'm sure your mother in law loved it too :)
    We're settled into the house, and all the holiday sewing is done - now it's time to work on that Farmer's Wife - how's yours coming?

    -Cassie (@ Sew Simply)

  9. Finally catching up on your blog, m'dear, and this gave me a giggle and brought a warm fuzz to my heart. You are such a beautiful hearted gal!! Xx

  10. Oh!!! I love this so much!! What a lucky mother-in-law you have!!



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