November 15, 2011

Quilts, Quilts, Quilts...

My Summertime Quilt is finished. Remember when I began my whole project last summer? It all started with Rebecca Barker's Quiltscape image of the strawberry basket sitting on a quilt.

I contacted her to make sure she hadn't designed this quilt yet and received her blessings to move forward with creating the quilt and pattern when I learned she had not done so.

I had planned to complete it during our summer travels, but had neglected to pack the border fabrics. Finishing it was my first order of business when we returned home. Kathy at Sandy's Quilt Shop did my machine quilting and I added the binding as soon as I got it back.

I'm going to be writing out the pattern in the upcoming weeks so that I can make it available for purchase. I'll be sure to let you know as soon as that process is done.
Last night was our November Guild meeting. I wanted to make at least one doll quilt to donate to the Salvation Army project. I finished this one with cupcakes on the front and lots of color on the reverse.
The women in our Guild were busy this year. Last year we donated over 50 doll quilts. This year, we outdid ourselves with 74 beautiful and unique quilts for the Salvation Army. A representative was at the meeting to accept our gift, and she was very grateful to have them.
One last thing. I am happy to announce that I took Third Place in the Disconnected Piecers Quilt Guild "Paw and Whiskers" challenge. There were lots of gorgeous, whimsical and lifelike projects, and I consider myself fortunate to have received recognition.

More projects tomorrow...
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Mandy said...

Many congratulations on gaining third for your piece. How exciting!
Best wishes, Mandy.

Tina Eudora said...

Congratulations Donna! What I see of it looks gorgeous and how sweet are you gals for doing so many wonderful quilts for the Salvation Army!
I am inspired to make a quilt this winter (something I haven't done in years) and I do believe you have been a big influence on that decision!
Have a lovely day dear friend!
Tina xo

Michelle May said...

Congratulations!
Love how your quilt turned out too!
xx

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Congratulations on third place! It is indeed an honor to be recognized! I think it's wonderful that you donate doll quilts! Your's is so cute! Love the pink gingham. Have a nice day! Twyla

Sherri said...

Congratulations Donna on your 3rd place winning-just wonderful!! I love your quilts!!

Carol said...

Congratulations!! I loved your piece too too much.
xx, Carol

Claudia said...

Congratulations!

xo
Claudia

Cozy Little House said...

Well, congratulations!
Brenda

Patty said...

Congratulations on a job(s) well done.

Createology said...

Congratulations on your recognition ribbon. IMPO (in my personal opinion) you did a blue ribbon job on this tribute to Fez. Your donated doll quilt is so sweet with the cupcake fabric. Happy quilting dear...

Rettabug said...

Congratulations for being recognized for your delightful Corgi creation!

Way to go on all those doll quilts, too, as well as losing that *vacation weight* so beautifully. I'm jealous!

Hope you & DH have a delightful Thanksgiving celebration this week. We've got 10 coming for dinner & I'm lovin' it!

Hugs,
Rett

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