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Monday, November 15, 2010


ROUND 2...     To all the teams of Patchwork promises.

Well done everyone for completing the first stage of Patchwork Promises. 
It is a very exciting time as the centres move on.  Many of you are waiting for the details of the next section...SO HERE THEY ARE

  • The next piece that is to be added to the centre of the quilt you have received is a border of 6 1/2 inches wide ( 16.5 cms) This is the size of the border before you stitch it on.  The measurement of the quilt with the border on will be 36 1/2 ( 92.75 cms) inches square. 

  • There are no restrictions to this piece. add what you think will enhance the piece, and add your own touch to it if you think it works. 
  •  All the centres should measure 24 1/2 inches square, but before you decide on your design it is a good idea to check this measurement.  
  • It is important to measure the quilt top you receive  through the centre to get the exact measurement, make the borders to this size. Do this both ways .This will ensure there is no disortation in the quilt. Ensure you top is square before you send it on. 

Please e mail me with any questions.

Please send a confirmation email to say that you have recieved these details.

Good Luck and keep up the great work, word is spreading. i have seen a few of the centres now and they are FANTASTIC!!!!

Nikki Foley


Martine Chamorel

I have started patchwork and quilting 3 years ago so I am still pretty a novice ! but I  really got the "virus" and I am interested in trying any technique in any style ! I am a member of the kenya Quilt guild where I act as the librarian , so a lot of opportunity to browse through books! I try to take part in any activity we have related to quilting as it is "therapeutic" for me...
I have been living in East Africa for the last 12 years , first in South Sudan and then Nairobi in Kenya where I take care of my two young kids (5.5y and 9.5 y) and run a transport business.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Progress Report

In the words of our creator of patchwork promises - Nikki  -  "The patchwork promises is about to move on for the first time. some of the Irish, and australians have already moved on...its very exciting.".   

This international challenge is finally well on its way to becoming reality now that stage 2 has started... well done Nikki... and all of the international quilters involved in this project...keep us informed of the progress and we will post them to this blog.... happy quilting..