Monday, February 27, 2012

Happy Monday!

Today I have a little finish to share with you. This is a project from Prairie Women's Sewing Circle Club. If you've clicked the link this project is from Journey 2 and you will notice this was a 20 block project and mine is 9. I assembled this while I was at retreat last month. Each little block (4"?) took an hour to paper piece. That's if I got it right the first time - which I didn't. It took me some time to warm up as it's been a while. I chose to use all Jo Morton fabrics. Anyway, 9 seemed to be a good size. This will be a nice little quilt for a table top - I'll put it out around Memorial Day and leave it up until after the 4th of July.
Prairie Women Sewing Circle Project
The Quilting Gathering (paper pieced) from Prairie Women's Sewing Circle
Finished size 17"x17"
Fabrics: Jo Morton (various lines FROM STASH!)

I received a very unexpected surprise in the mail last week. Heather from It's Geek to Me decided to have an unannounced give away and pulled a name from her commenters. I won! If you're not a follower of Heather's blog - you should be! She is an extremely talented stitcher and knitter and quite funny. She is also the host of Theme-A-Licious which is a year of fun monthly themes geared toward stitching and knitting that can be adapted for any hobby/craft/art. The thread winders have been put into immediate use with my threads for Ann Dale. They'd otherwise be quite a mess! The chart is gorgeous and the notepad will be great for little notes to my DH. Thank you Heather - I love it all!
Surprise from Heather @ It's Geek to Me
I hope to be back this week with a Theme-A-Licious update for February!

28 comments:

merumo said...

Congratulations to your loverly quilt finish and your unexpected win! What a wonderful thing some generous blogger do. Very nice.

Maria said...

Hi Jackie,
That little quilt is beautiful. I love the colors and the block pattern has always been a favorite of mine when I needed a quick gift. Love it!
Have a wonderful week!

~Maria

Annie said...

What a fabulous patriotic quilt! Looks just perfect!

And congrats on your win! Heather does indeed have a very fun blog.

Mrs.Pickles said...

congrats on the finish it looks great

Margaret said...

Such a beautiful finish! Love it! And the giveaway -- what a nice surprise!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your quilt is beautiful.

Patty C. said...

Your little quilt is so charming !!!!
Love it ;)

Simone de Klerk said...

What a beautiful finish, Jackie! Perfect papaer piecing.

Siobhán said...

Beautiful quilt finish, Jackie! It's so pretty. Congratulations on the win, too.

Deb said...

I love your little quilt, and I know what you mean about that paper piecing. I've been trying to get into that again, and I keep forgetting that when I fold the paper over to put that 1/4" ruler and cut and end up cutting what I just sewed. It certainly does take some getting used to. But you little quilt is darling, and that chart you won looks like it will be a fun one to stitch!

Theresa said...

What a beautiful finish!!!! It will look perfect on a table~

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Magnifique pièce bravo

bisous xxx de France

Catherine said...

Pretty quilt and great goodies!

*karendianne. said...

What a fabulous finish!!! Lovely piecing and definitely well done.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your little quilt is Beautiful!
Such a great patriotic quilt - I love the fabarics you've chosen.

Tammy said...

Congrats on your win. And I LOVE your quilt, it is gorgeous, so is the quilt in your header picture. Just beautiful. I've never tried paper piecing, should look into that.

Carol said...

What a sweet little quilt, Jackie! You know how much I love "little" things and you did a wonderful job on this one :)

How nice of Heather to surprise you--enjoy that lovely new chart...

imquilternity said...

Congratulations on your win! I'm glad to see that someone I know wins those giveaways. It's certainly never me. :)) I love your quilt and think it's a great idea to use it as a table topper for the Memorial and 4th of July holidays.

ruthsplace said...

Love the new quilt.

Quilter Kathy said...

LOVE this little quilt! Enjoy it year round!

Tonya said...

that finish is beautiful....great job

Sally said...

I love your table topper Jackie. I wouldn't want to put it away!

Congratulations on your win:)

woolwoman said...

Your Prairie Women project looks great Jackie ! I love your choice of the Jo Morton fabric. The colors are beautiful and it looks beautifully done to me. Nice surprise from Heather. That looks like a very interesting design. enjoy Mel

Littlebit said...

Jackie, your little quilt is darling! You did a wonderful job on it..love the fabrics!

Nicola said...

Congratulations to your beautiful quilt finish and your surprise win. How is Ann coming on?

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on your beautiful quilt finish! Nice prize you won.

Brigitte said...

I do love this quilt. The fabrics give it a very harmonious look.

geeky Heather said...

That doesn't look like a "little" finish to me! =) But regardless, it's beautiful. So glad the floss tags were useful!!