I was hoping to have this post done yesterday afternoon, but time got away from me. Thank you to everyone who participated in our giveaway and took the time to share. Looking at these pictures gives such a great feeling and a wonderful reminder of how we celebrate so many things through the art of quilting. Be it seasons, family nicknames, the beginning of a life, the union of new love, the memory of a life well lived, we find joy, happiness and peace in our piecing.
Please feel free to send us pictures of your projects and the stories behind them. What a wonderful way to get to know each other over the miles!
Susie M. - Algona, IA
I am working on a project for my daughter. We bought Moda’s Cake slices of Sandy Gervais. I am sewing those large 10” pieces together. She will use it as a topper for her guest bedroom.
Pamela L. - Canton, MI
I love your shoppe and thought I would share the latest project I have been working on. My friends Karen and Cory were married last June. I made up some squares for people to sign their wishes for them on at the reception that I would turn into a quilt for them. Silly me, little did I realize how much work that would turn out to be! I decided to use the signature squares on the back and had Karen choose a block for me to use for the front. She chose one that looked like a flower to her and it was beautiful. Unfortunately it turned out that those blocks were so much work, lots of matching. Although I do have to say that my precision piecing did improve with this quilt! My goal was to have it for them for their first anniversary. Well I finished piecing the top and the back this last Sat and will now send it to my quilter, WHEW!! It turned out beautifully and I love it. I used Simplicity fabrics from moda for most of the quilt. I don't know what the white fabric line is but the print is white on white dragonflies, just beautiful. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. I found the block on Quilter's Cache but made my own design with the block and designed the back as I went along.
Pamela L. (aka Mama Spark)
Sherri P. – East Millinocket, MN
My Name is Sherri P. and I live in East Millinocket, Maine. I've taken the week off from work for a "Quilting Vacation". I'm attending a Jan Krentz workshop the beginning of May which is one project I'm working on this week. The center block is a 17 inch square on point and I've had a hard time to find a panel that would work for me so instead I'm making an appliqué from McCall's August 2008 magazine called "Hibiscus". The quilt will be 57 inch square when finished with a "Open Star, Square-on-Point Setting". I've had some tulip material that I've been saving for something special and am quite excited to finally be using it. My colors are Orange and green with a black background. I just love orange!
Kristeen – Orem, UT
Kristeen from Orem, Utah
I just finished the applique on the center block of a quilt. The pattern is "Ant"itude, Picnic on Parade, by Chitter Chatter Designs. It is such a fun pattern. It sure puts me in the mood for summer. Yet I wonder if I will finish the quilt before the summer is over.
Carrie P. – North Carolina
I thought I would share what I am working on. I have enjoyed looking at what others are doing.
I have just finished working on this months calendar quilt. Each month has a strip of fabric for each day and I am also adding a little block of embroidery to go along with each month. I am glad to say that I am keeping up with this project.
Mary Jo B. – East Tennessee
I'm working on a block of the month quilt call "On Point" that has some of the most beautiful colors! I have just begun the project as I like to have all the blocks together before I begin. I go on "sewing marathons" when I start a new project because I can't wait to see it finished!
Thank you for a GREAT giveaway!
Deb G. – Shenandoah Valley, VA
I'm working on blocks of the month for the Anniversary Waltz quilt sponsored by our local quilt shop. I'm not sure of the fabric since it's given to us each month when we take in our finished block. I have 8 out of 12 done, and it's been fun!
I have started a quilt for my son's girl. Just loaned mag to a friend so I don' know name of pattern. All fabrics are pastels from my stash. I am also working on the same BOM from Fat Quarter Shop. I have so much I want to sew...
Maureen S – Port Charlotte, FL
Hi...just saw your blog and thought I'd share my little bit of fun! I am working on a quilt of Moda fabrics and the sock Monkey. This quilt is for
my son who is 6'3" tall. His older brothers dubbed him "Chimpie" many moons ago. When I found this fabric I knew I had to make a quilt for him,
and he is delighted!
Thanks for letting me share
Actually my quilts are finished. After my father-in-law died, I asked my mother-in-law if I could have all of his shirts he wore. She said yes but asked why. I told her it was a secret. I then made quilts from the shirts he wore for her and my two children. I have enough left over to also make one for my hubby. I loved working on these because the fabric had my father-in-laws smell on it and it was like he was sitting right there with me.
To tie the quilt layers together I used buttons from my father-in-laws shirt for my daughters quilt and the pockets from his shirt for my sons quilt. I also made a label with their grandfathers pic and his birth-death. They absolutely LOVE their quilts!
Karen D. (Kiki)