I absolutely LOVE the photos you send me of your wonderful finishes!
It warms my heart and fills my scrappy lovin’ soul to over flowing when I see what you have created from your own bottomless ((or seemingly bottomless!)) stashes!
Three terrific photos were sent in by Kay, and I asked her if I could share her photos and her story with you.
She gave a resounding YES!
So without futher ado – I introduce you to KAY!
I discovered your Quiltville blog last year looking for patterns. Since then I have also joined your Facebook pages and also last year participated in doing your Mystery quilt with you. Another quilting friend wanted to do it and asked me to join her and her friends doing it.
She got us each a set of the paint chip cards and even bought us the rulers needed! I am so glad she talked me into this! I never would have put those colors together in a quilt myself but it turned out just gorgeous! Mine was completely made out of scrap fabrics I had as I cannot afford much at this time.
Kay’s Beautiful Grand Illusion quilt!My daughter in turn fell in love with your quilt. When I told her about the Grand Illusion pattern she loved it even more because her & her husband spent their honeymoon on Mackinac Island 12 years ago Yesterday!
She was so excited when she found out I planned to give her the quilt that she bought the batting and backing for it herself so I could finish it. And finish it I did with the help of the wonderful friend who also bought us those rulers. You see she gave me my first long arm lesson and I quilted it on her machine. :-) My daughter could not be happier and even purchased a new bed for the quilt.
Quilt Label! Love the bicycles fabric!So you see Bonnie, your generosity of a free pattern has been paid forward as a wonderful gift to a loving daughter and her husband as a cherished reminder of their honeymoon.
And I am sure I will be doing all of your mystery quilts with you from now on. I also did a lot of patches and pinwheels as leaders & enders while making the Grand Illusion. With those I made your Old Tobacco Road for myself. (Photo's attached)
Thanks for your kindness and generosity,Kay Hanneman
I just love this! A happy couple loving a gifted quilt that we all made together – because they honeymooned on Mackinac Island! LOVE IT!
Kay, thank you for sharing your photos and story with me. I so appreciate you taking the time to send them in.
If your quilt has a story and you would like to share it, please email me!
And speaking of Mackinac Island – I will be teaching again at the Grand Hotel Needle Arts Seminar in May of 2016! Put it on your calendar, registration will be opening soon!
SAVE THE DATE!!
I’m so happy to be spending the week with other fabulous designers Bill Kerr, Sus Spargo, Mary Elizabeth Kinch, and Michele Mueller!
When registration is open, I’ll post the information. Right now classes are just being decided on, and I am happy to say that Grand Illusion is one of the classes I’ll be teaching AT the Grand Hotel!
Happy Happy Happy!
So today – more book writing. I’ve been on the phone with editorial stuff all morning which is why this post is significantly later than usual.
I am missing my sewing machine! It’s right behind me, but I am up to my eyeballs in image logs, illustration diagrams on graph paper, pattern writing, formatting and telling myself “You really LOVE this job! You can do this! It’s worth it!”
((And sometimes I Just need chocolate!))
I’ll break up my day with a much needed massage from so much computer sitting, and will be back at it later this afternoon.
Much love on a Thursday!