Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wow!! We have received SO MANY of your projects for show & tell!!!
This "Over the River ...." was made by Sheri Siedentop from The Quilt Cupboard - I love the message at the bottom of her email "A store-bought quilt warms the body, but a home-made quilt warms the soul." We love this version of the quilt... very warm!!! Beautiful Sheri!
This showpiece was designed, pieced & quilted by Ann Jones. She says that about 12 other guild members helped with the embroidery. "It was entered in a local, medium-sized quilt show and took first in it's category-original design." I can see why! It's stunning!!! She also writes that she's working on Winter Wonderland for her mom, & when she finishes it is planning to start on Twas the Night.... but is thinking of doing it in shades of purple (Ooooo! Night sky??) blue or multi. Send us a picture when you're done! I can't wait to see!
Think you're seeing double?? I messed up & put Sheri's quilt in twice???? Nope! This one is by Carlene Deems from Aunt Lenies Attic in Jefferson, OH. It never fails to amaze me how similar yet how different they can look just with different floss colors & the fabrics chosen! Gorgeous sepia toned stitchery Carlene!!This is also by Carlene. She used Moda's Simplicity line (says she's a dot & stripe nut!) Well, me too!!!! If it's got polka dots on it, it's for me!! This is just beautiful! Ok, now this shows she's a girl who loves to embroider..... she says she started Over the River in mid October... had it finished by mid November & didn't start Berry Picking Party till the beginning of December!!! Not only that.... she's ready for the next one! WOW!!!
Lauretta Allen made this beautiful, blue Winter Wonderland! She says she works in a quilt shop & when women come in complaining about how they'd like to do hand embroidery but don't have the time, she tells them.."If you have time to watch tv or the news, you have time to embroider!" Good for you Lauretta!!! You're absolutely right! She says that she's also done Over the River ... & is currently working on Hocuspocusville & Heirloom Romance is next because not only does she love crazy quilting, she loves any excuse to bead & embellish! A girl after my own heart!!
OK girls.... take a close look at this!!! Diane Masumoto writes that she's taking crazy quilting & ribbon embroidery classes at Piecemakers (sorry, don't know which Piecemakers!) & she's incorporated everything she's learned in this Heirloom Romance quilt. Maybe you'll be lucky enough to be able to enlarge it & see it up close. Really incredible!!! Great work Diane, you should be SO proud of yourself!!!
This is so sweet! This was the stitchery from our winter contest! Ann Jones made it into a quilted wall hanging & added an embroidered border.....from......Winter Wonderland???? Am I right? Very pretty Ann! She writes that now she's going to get back to work on a Winter Wonderland that she's making for her mom's Christmas present... only two big blocks left! WooHoo!!!! If one of them is the candy cane clothesline one, I apologize..... I LOVE to embroider, but for some reason I really hated stitching that block! Guess I shouldn't admit that.... after all I designed the darn thing!! LOL!!!! Sorry, sorry, sorry!.... Good work Ann!
This is Remember Me by Beverly Shultz. I LOVE the ticking stripes!!! She set the blocks to accomodate the eight signatures of her tea friends. She says that she did this right before she & her husband relocated & she wanted a wonderful reminder of all the tea times they'd had together over the years. How sweet she is!! She did it as a tablecloth.... in the round! Beautiful Beverly!! Oh! It's hand quilted also!! She's also done a machine embroidered valance for the breakfast room in her new home to match the quilt design & now it's very much her "tea room"! I'm sure it won't be long until you fill your table with many new tea & stitchery friends in your new home!!
I have many others to post but I'm going to have to wait till tomorrow! Phil just got home wanting dinner, I'm sure..... and the copier "dude" is here fixing "The Beast", our big color printer. If it doesn't get fixed tonight, the new patterns can't be released on Friday!!! YIKES!!

3 comments:

hiccups said...

All of the quilts are stunning. I have to admit that the Winter Wonderland Quilt and the candy cane clothesline drove me Crazy also, but then anyone who knows me would say how can you tell the difference.

Karen said...

They are all wonderful. I have everything to make the Winter Wonderland in blue. And I would love to do Over the River.

Carrie P. said...

Thanks for show and tell!!!