Sunday, October 25, 2009

From my mailbox to hers....

As you all know by now I was part of a Fall Themed "Mini Quilt Swap" and no matter what fabrics I pulled out from my stash to use... nothing from my stash looked good together. Nothing.

I just couldn't stop thinking about the GORGEOUS "Hearth & Home Collection" I had seen in my Connecting Threads Catalog.

I did some math as to how much I'd need of each and did it - I placed my FIRST order! and boy oh boy am I ever so glad I planned enough yardage to make 2 - one for the swap and one to keep! ;) I even bought 4 of the matching thread colors :)

Crazy posted a photo on her blog Thursday when she was grinning from ear to ear - but I thought I'd share a post here on my blog of it with a few closeup photos that I took while working on it. I'm still working on the 2nd one and haven't gotten very far on the hand quilting parts but plan to do it all the exact same as the first one - as I la,la,LOVE how it turned out!

Thanks to everyone who left such nice comments over on her blog - I enjoyed reading them - but I was most excited just waiting for Crazy's post and reading how funny she was about all the cutting thru the tape! I promise I wasn't trying to sabotage you Crazy! :) just keep it safe from any water for just in case it came out of the mailer. I guess blame it on me living in a hurricane zone! LOL

I think each of the photos are clickable to make larger...? oh and one last one.. the back side

Also....Do you remember when I posted about Quilt for Kids back on October 1st? I've heard of several readers who have also contacted them for kits and that is GREAT! :) I've read about it on the HGTV boards, and also HeartStringsQuiltProject Yahoo group - and I just love to share good info - but that isn't exactly what this post is about...

See while working on crazy's fall mini - it was so hard for me to keep it hush-hush! LOL and back on October 1st when I was clicking and reading more about Quilts for Kids - I checked out their gallery pages and it was soooo hard for me not to spill the beans when I happened up on these two quilts on their gallery pages!!

Take a look at this quilt photo... and this quilt photo... and then come back here. ;)

When I saw these I had already made my Fall Mini Quilt and was working on securing the binding down... and was so excited to see quilts made using this same design in a larger scale ;)

That is not the only place I saw this same pattern design - take a look at this fabulous quilt made by SubeeSews - isn't it pretty both in Black and White? and also in her first quilt she made up in these colors??

I'm glad she mentioned the book Loose Change - b/c a few have asked me the name of this pattern and I don't exactly remember but I want to say it was called "Imperial Star" on the webpage of fabric for sale and free projects that you could select fabric into the box and then use placement to see and preview...? again I am sorry I don't have a link to share on where...

THANKFULLY the day I was playing on it and found it I hit the printer button and had it b/c within about 10 minutes of that my computer CRASHED BIG TIME and was out of service for the next month! I had to get a new motherboard and hard drive and some operating system... so while working on Crazy's mini all I had to go by was that one paper I had printed out! :eek: but it all worked out didn't it :)

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the closeup photos that I took while working on it and then again before mailing it to her. It sure was fun and I am already planning for a Christmas themed mini for her ;)

Love from Texas!


  1. Absolutely love your quilt, what a great job.

    Kathie L.

  2. beautiful quilt, the hand quilting really enhances its overall appearance.

  3. Hi Bonnie-I made a quilt earlier this year out of that pattern and gave it to QOV. I got it out of a book of scrap quilts-Judy Martin is the author I think. Great pattern!
    Mary H

  4. It is beautiful, Bonnie! Thanks for showing the links with all the other versions of the same block. I see a way to make it scrappy with color families - I may just have to play with that idea a bit. And a million thanks for your ideas on my scrappy star quilt - first building out the bigger stars and now how to connect the borders. I'm going to have to put your name on the label along with mine! :) You've been a great help to me, and I sure do appreciate it!

  5. Love it! It looks like it was an EQ type pattern. Nicer sized pieces. The ones I made are 2" finished HS's and there are 38 in each block unit.
    Thanks for the shout out!

  6. BEAUTIFUL! Love it.
    What are the dimensions of it?

  7. Bonnie,
    I am so glad you found my blog.
    And so glad you took the time to wade through all of the pages of my website.
    We are in the process of redoing the wholes site. It will have categories -charm pack patterns, Christmas patterns, etc….
    It is taking forever but we are getting close – hopefully by the first of the year. I will blog about it so you will know when it is done.

    Love you Overlapping Interest quilt. It has been a great seller.
    And thanks for the shoot out on your blog.

    Sandy Gervais
    Pieces From My Heart


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