Monday, October 11, 2010

QUILTS 4 QUADS COMPLETE

I must say that your comments about my mini quilts have been so heartwarming.  I love that you loved them and that you took the time to tell me so.  Between the comments here, on Twitter and the emails I'm pretty sure I have inspired a few of you.  Just talking about this makes me want to drop what I'm doing and run to the studio.  I already have my next idea and my stacks of scraps are poised and waiting. 

I wanted to take better photos of those Quilts4Quads before we sent them off to their rightful owners.  We had a beautiful weekend here..a perfect Fall day to take some pictures outdoors.  It was a bit difficult to not have the sun dapple onto the quilts, but a little dance here, a little rearranging there and here ya go. 



Closup

Almost 2 years ago I started making several of these squares out of my Flights of Fancy.  I blogged about them here and here and accumulated quite a few.  While it was a fun exercise, they just ended up in the Uncertain Future pile waiting for their assignment.  When the Quilts4Quads idea popped in my head, so did all those squares.  So I made piles of scraps; only one pile lacked pinks for the lone boy in the bunch.  Those squares suddenly had a bright future. 



Carole took the aquas and greens and created her first patchwork quilt.

Lisa whipped up hers using some oranges, pinks and aquas. Sweet.



I put together the last two in pinks/greens and pinks/aquas

We got the help of a couple other talented women that quilted and bound all four in record time.  Lois and Linda, you are angels!
I'm so pleased with the results.  For a bunch of busy ladies with hectic schedules I frankly think it's a miracle that we could pull this off.  Completed projects are so rewarding, aren't they?

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilts! Flights of Fancy ia still one of my all time favorite lines of fabric! I still have some stown away-I'm almost afraid to use it up! All 3 of my granddaughters have had different dresses from this line so I think I'll probably put the remainder into a quilt so it won't be outgrown!

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  2. These are so charming -- individual, yet part of a whole. Wow, just like multiple children! Great job, ladies!!!!

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  3. Oh good Lord! Now you're just taunting us! They are fanfreakingtastic and I'm just sitting here waiting for you to start a home dec line. Seriously, you'd give Kelly Whatshername a run for her money!! Love each and every one!

    Ellen

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  4. You are all so good to comment.

    Anne K..how profound.

    And Ms. Nouvostitch has me laughing with Kelly Whatshername.

    Love you all.

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  5. They are all stunning! I love the colors and the different sizes of "blocks". What a great idea to hang them up photograph them outside....gorgeous day! Have a super week!!!

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  6. Those lucky little babies!

    It IS wonderful to finish projects. I have a quilt beside the sewing machine downstairs that is three-quarters quilted...and the baby who is the recipient of it is now two months old! Oops. I had to focus on my other baby, the magazine. Now that the Fall issue is out, I might be able to finish this. Then again, Winter issue is just around the corner...

    Maybe the baby can get it for a first birthday present?!

    Hope you're well, Paula!

    Tamara

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  7. Beautiful Paula!!
    love the detail and all the bright cheerful colors!


    xo
    Kay Ellen

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