Monday, April 30, 2007

Revealing the special project.....

The reason I am behind on my Beatrix Potter Quaker sampler can finally be revealed. While everyone was beavering away with their BP sampler and the PS Winter Winds SAL, I was working on the hand quilting for a baby quilt we made in our ForTheLoveOfStitching group for our list mom, Tanya. She had an adorable little boy named Zack back in February. She now has received the quilt so I can share a photo of it with all of you.

Joni came up with the idea of making a quilt with stitched blocks. She purchased the fabrics and called me up so we could brainstorm over the design. She then created a list of DMC colors that worked with the fabrics she bought. Anyone wanting to participate could sign up for a color on the list and the size of the block was listed but any Quaker motif was okay to use. I started putting the patchwork blocks together and sewed in the stitched block to each as they arrived. It was great fun to watch the blocks coming together.

I knew from talking with Tanya about quilts that she loved the 'churn dash' block which is what Joni and I decided to use for the quilt. It was the perfect choice to make sure all the stitched centers were showcased in this quilt.


Anonymous said...

fantastic work!!!
baby Zack and his mother will be very very happy
Warms hugs

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous heirloom quilt! Congrats to all the ladies who made this possible. Zack is one deserving little cutie and this is the perfect way to show Tanya how much we love and appreciate her!

Deb said...

What a perfect gem of a quilt. I love it! The colors and the stitching are just magnificent! No wonder you were busy...
:)) Deb

Solstitches said...

I've already admired the quilt several times on Tanya's blog but loved seeing it here too.
What a beauty! I get a kick out of knowing I had some small part in the making and also in thinking that there is not another quilt like this one anywhere!
Joni was inspired when she dreamed this up and Heidi - you deserve a medal for all the hard work you put into it. Without you none of it would have been possible.

Terri said...

It's very pretty, Heidi. It looked awfully good hanging on your wall, too!
Happy May day!

Rachel V said...

Oh, it is SO beautiful! What an extraordinary labor of love!