It’s a travel day for me! I’m catching a 6:15 am flight to Providence, Rhode Island! This week I’ll be meeting with the Ninigret Quilt Guild in Westerly, and then heading over to the Quilter’s by the Sea in Portsmouth!
Being as this is my first EVER trip to Rhode Island, we get an extra special treat….guess what is going on this week as well??
OH, can you guess? Can ya, huh, huh, huh!!! Okay -- you already read the sign, didn't YOU!?
I am going to MQX!!
Thursday is my day to move from Westerly to Portsmouth, and my wonderful volunteer driver suggested we just make a day of it and head to MQX since my guild meeting Thursday is an evening one. This gives us most of the day to PLAY!
Just. Color. Me. Pumped!!
Of course, you can count on lots of photos, that is if I can stop drooling long enough to take them ;c)
So anyway, since my flight is do dad-gum early, I’m writing this the night before so it’s ready to post and I don’t have to deal with it in the morning. It’s been a while since I did a show and tell, and let’s face, it, it has to be more interesting than the “Count the Jelly Beans” post --- so here we go!
These are in no order, just a random spattering of quilts that have been sent to me recently! I love seeing what you do ----
Nann H wrote to me about her “Grandpa’s Star” Flimsy! Oooooh, I’m loving this orange!
Hi, Bonnie --
You get so much e-mail and know so many bloggers that you may miss this....I finished piecing Grandpa's Star last evening. Thanks for another irresistible block!
Thanks for sending it Nann! Oh, I love the design the skinny black sashings adds! So fun! Love this one! **Note** Grandpa’s Star was one of the “Addicted to Scraps” blocks in a recent Quiltmaker Magazine. You can find out more about those blocks HERE.
Jantine from the Netherlands has been busy too!
Jantine’s Dubbel Heerlijk!
Thought you might like to see the pics I enclosed…
Last week I finished my Double Delight and named it the same, but in Dutch, Dubbel heerlijk. The top was finished ages ago, but I finally got to the quilting part.
It was a delight sewing this quilt and I think the backing is a delight too. It is a snuggles fabric from Moda and soooo very very soft. I usually make 2/3 of the mentioned amounts in your mysteries and I recall having to make a few more blocks for this big lap size quilt. Maybe I did just half amounts this time. It measures about 1.90 x 1.50 in meters which is about 75x60inch!
I love seeing it here outside with that big bucket of pansies in the sunshine! How interesting, it looks GREAT, Jantine! The quilt picks up the color of the sky in the background too! **Note** Double Delight was a mystery we did a few years ago. The pattern is still available HERE.
Anita has been busy in Crumb-ville!
Doesn’t this look Patriotic?!
I'm a huge fan of you and Quiltville, of course, and recently went on a scrap binge....looked like a tornado hit the sewing room but after a lot of fun this quilt emerged, using your Cactus Patch setting from Scraps and Shirttails. I love how the scraps sort of told me what to do next...so much fun. Now, on to the quilting.
This pic shows the last 2 rows…look how fun!
Love your books and all your patterns. Thanks for the inspiration!
So Many Crumbs! I love this. I have crumbs coming out of my ears, and I really need to do something more with them. If you want to try your hand at crumb piecing, check out the tutorial HERE!
Thanks for sharing the pics with me, Anita!
Next Up! Cheryl H!
Oh Cheryl is so fun to have around, I had her in my classes over New Years in Plano, TX! When she sent me these pics, I was so happy to see her smiling face in my email!
I hope you are enjoying the Virginia Beach area -- your tales make me a bit wistful because I lived in Virginia for 23 years. Now I am in Dallas where I attended two of your sessions in Plano on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day at Fabric Fanatics. What a wonderful time that was!
Here are photos of the 3rd quilt I made, a Mad City Mama from Adventures With Leaders & Enders.
I completed it last year as a gift for my mother-in-law. After I started the quilt, my MIL sent me a box of scraps that had been in her garage since her own mother passed away in 1983. Her mother was a quilter, so of course, I included many of those scraps into this quilt. My MIL said this was the best gift anyone has ever given her. When she shows off the quilt to friends, she points out the bits that came from her mother's stash -- such a happy legacy.
I put this quilt together using the Cotton Theory method, and quilted it on my domestic machine.
I had do do “SNIP” to get her photos out of my email, for some reason they were imbedded in the text and I couldn’t save – but don’t you LOVE the sashings green one way, and white the other way? GREAT!! I get so much inspiration from you guys!
How about some AMAZING hand quilting work?
Carla hand quilted this very LARGE Double Irish Chain!
I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for your website. I have always dreamed of making a large bed size scrappy quilt. Last year I discovered your site and it has inspired me to tackle the large Rubbermaid tote that I had thrown scraps into for years. I love your leaders and enders book, although I was so inspired I kept sewing and sewing and by fall I had created a king size quilt top. I started hand quilting it in November, and finished it last week. Thank you again for your inspiration!
Here’s a close up of her hand quilting..this is not your usual “diagonal grid” She’s done some wonderful quilting in both the pieced block and the alternate block!
The pieced block is quilted much like a drunkard’s path. AWESOME, CARLA!
Let’s show some MORE Handwork! How about hand piecing? I was so blown away by this top I have to share it with you!
I just had to write to you and tell you how much I love your website!!! A friend just told me about it and I think it is wonderful! I am addicted to scrap quilts that I make by hand or by machine. I can't wait to try some of your patterns! I also love the demos you have with them. Thanks for sharing your love of quilting.
I am attaching a couple photos of a quilt top I recently finished. It is a pattern called Kansas Twister. It is 85" x 105" and it consists of 675 ~12 pc units, each a different fabric for a total of 8100 pieces that I sewed together by hand! :)
Again, thanks for the renewed inspiration!
OVER 8,000 pieces…BY HAND!? Isn’t this wonderful? Here’s a close up:
How sweet is this?!?
I’ve got an antique quilt that is similar, but it has sashings around each little whirly gig..I like how these are right together in a bright and twirly whirly explosion! Thanks for sharing Kim! Anyone know if this is available for INKLINGO!? Oh, I can so see myself doing this one!
How about one more? Just for good measure?
This Scrappy Bargello top is made by Jan and her mom!
I have loved your website and blog so much and I am always gleaning inspiration from it. I haven't ever shared any of the quilts and such that I have made that you inspired and I thought I would do that. I am not an expert or even a very precise quilter, but I love it and have been doing it for years.
My Mom and I have been making lap quilts for people at church who are grieving, sick, or who just need some encouragement. It is our way of doing good while whittling down our stashes. I have always been scared to make a bargello quilt, but I tried your Scrappy Bargello and absolutely love it! I have included a photo. I generally make the tops and my Mom ties and binds them. I don't know why, but she doesn't like machine quilting much.
Thanks for sharing with us! I appreciate your patterns and tips so very much!
Jan, you and your mom make a great team! Thank you so much for doing what you do for those who need just a bit of picking up. There is nothing like the gift of a quilt to lift spirits and provide warmth and comfort! Keep up the good work!
And that’s about all I have time to post --- I’ve gotta get the rest of everything gathered so I can head on out to Providence!
Yes --- and MORE HEXIES! I haven’t touched them for 6 whole days --- such a SLACKER, aren’t I?! :cD
Oh, and OH OH OH!! Did you catch yesterday's "What's On Your Bed?" Linky Party? Many more link-ups have come in -- some gorgeous quilts covering comfy beds! It's so fun to see what's in everyone's house....so go look! This will be open until Saturday I think -- so check back now and again!
Be good, Peeps – I’ll check in with ya later!