It’s the last day of 12 days of Show & Share! you know that if you change the accent on the word FINALLY you have FINALE, right? :cD
I spent days combing the email archives finding the photos that I thought would motivate and inspire you to either pull out a long neglected UFO, or encourage you to dig into your scraps and try something new! I am always motivated by the colors and fabrics I see other people using ---and love how different each quilt can look when things are switched around!
Today we have some really exciting color combos for you! I hope you enjoy them.
I showcased Lorraine B from Australia several posts back. I didn’t recognize her email address until I was uploading these photos. The woman is a BUSY QUILTER!
Thought you might like to see that I won first prize with my double delight quilt in my local CWA Mornington Peninsula Group Craft Exhibition which was held last weekend.
Frankston South, Victoria, Australia.
Lorraine’s Double Delight!
((DO I SEE YELLOW!?!))
And here is a close up of the card attached:
She won First PRIZE!!!
((Not sure I could resist touching it, could you?!))
Lorraine, your quilt is LOVELY! I’m so happy you shared it with us!
The next quilts are so special, as is the story that goes with them. I needed tissues for this email.
Nifty Thrifty Quilt given to Cole, Oct 1, 2010 made from his dad's shirts.
Quilt pattern is featured in Scraps & Shirttails.
Hi Bonnie, my name is Linda R and right now I cannot get downstairs to my quilt books because of surgery on my leg, however, I would love to show you a quilt I made from one of your patterns in "Scraps and Shirttails". I love how it turned out.
A young man 38 years old passed away and his wife gave me his oxford cloth shirts to make a quilt from. There were 83 in all.
I took the logos for the block centers and worked from there. Attached is a pic of the quilt the day I gave it to his son and a couple of close ups.
Close up of Cole’s Nifty Thrifty Quilt
This pattern could not have worked out better for what I wanted to do. It is so GQ for a guy, don't you think.
Thank you for your wonderful patterns.
ps. I also threw in a pic of the quilt I made for his daughter from his shirts. Not one of your patterns but thought you would like to see!!
Of COURSE I would like to see! 83 shirts. Wow. I wonder how many memory quilts could be made from 83 shirts. That’s a lot of fabric! Thank you for taking the time to do this for these precious kids. Fabric has memory, and knowing the quilts are made from the shirts their dad wore will keep his memory close at hand as they grow!
And our LAST Show & Share!
Come on down, Margaret C!
Margaret’s Pineapple Blossom Quilt!
I just love your system for organizing scraps – it really appealed to my sense of order, so I totally went for it and continue to use it, although I must confess that sometimes the scraps take on an alter-life and it is a challenge within itself to keep them tame!
Well, since my bins quickly began to overflow I hunted for the perfect project and turned to your wonderful site and decided on “Pineapple Blossom.” I went with 2.5” strips as that bin was overflowing, plus the nice collection of bricks in the same width…. Picked out a neutral & off I went. I started off innocently enough. 2 -4 blocks between projects, was feeling pretty good about myself and had managed to complete 16 – 12” blocks in less than a year, but the scrap bin had gone insane. Lo, and behold, along came the “Scrap Quilt Challenge” on Facebook and it was just the ticket! I pulled out my blocks & by bins of precuts & off I went! So, in just 2 months I have now completed my scrap quilt.
Oh, the bins grew so fast that I also decided to add a French Braid to the border. All in all, it is all from my stash & scraps and I believe it turned out just stunning – and it is HUGE! It finished at 94” x 94”. I opted for 36 blocks as I wanted the layout to be as it turned out.
Thank you for such a wonderful idea!
There you go folks! When the scraps threaten to overflow – GET SEWING!! I just love her attitude, don’t you?
As this posts, I’m hopefully slumbering deeply at my hotel near LAX! My flight home is at 1:20pm so I better not sleep too late – gotta get BACK to the airport ((UGH!)) and get this weary girl home!
Next post? FROM THE HOME FRONT! ((Maybe with Iphone-o-grams on layovers along the way))
My red ruby slippers have been clicking from Bali to Hong Kong, Hong Kong to LAX – and they won’t have any rubies left to click by the time I reach Washington/Dulles! By the time I reach Greensboro I’ll likely be barefoot ;c)