Our featured quilts tonight are all as special as they are beautiful. We’d like to thank Alison, Christine and Gerri for sharing them with us all. Quilts carry so much meaning!
from: Alison Brewer: ” made this Up quilt for my new niece that is currently in the NICU. Her mom helped sew the yo-yos. I created a pattern for the house (paper pieced pattern) and used 3 different sizes of yo-yos for the balloons. This was a GREAT scrap buster project! The yo-yos were all from my scrap pile!”
We love Allison’s quilt! It is so hopeful and fun and so ‘UP!” We all do hope that her niece is better. This quilt is going to be one that will be loved for generations. The colorful yo-yo’s of differing sizes gives it magic.
from: Gerri Richards: “Hi, I am new to your page and I can’t believe how many followers you have! Congratulations on that, the quilting community is so large it is mind blowing. This is one of my favorite quilts, and it is my design. The name of the pattern is Turtle Cay, and is designed using 1 package of Bali Crackers (10″ sq.) in blues, cut curvy.”
from: Christine LeClair: “This is a quilt I made in memory of my father who passed away last year. The floral wreaths around the edge are place marks for family and friends to sign. I had promised to enter it into my guilds quilt show last weekend. At the last minute, maybe 40 hours before due, I cut apart my original design as I decided it was too busy and salvaged some of the appliquÈd flowers and redid the quilt! I am insane. I did not expect to win or even place in the judging, but I did! 3rd place in traditional wall hangings! Proving I do my best work on no sleep and in high stress . Plus as a bonus, I have a bunch if leftover appliquÈd flowers I can use in another project . Perhaps dad needs two memorial quilts !”
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