Saturday, January 28, 2012

Small Quilts are Great!

This was a wonderful week of sewing. I just finished piecing together Frontier Foundations, a quilt pattern and kit that I won in a giveaway sponsored in November by Pam of Heartspun Quilts.  I love my new quilt. The pattern is part of the Journey Three collection in the "Prairie Women's Sewing Circle...journey the threads of time".  




The instructions were so clear and the fabrics were so beautiful that   it took me no time at all to complete.Thanks, Pam, I love it! 


The twenty-eight blocks are just 2" big (or small?). The size of the finished quilt is about 20" x 24", with alternate information included if I want to make a larger quilt. I plan to hand quilt it. It's a perfect size to take with me if I happen to be travelling to a warmer climate some time this winter, just saying.


I was so taken with Pam's patterns that I signed up to participate in Journey Two of the Prairie Women's Sewing Circle Club.  It is a monthly club held at participating quilt shops.  If you can't find a quilt shop close to you, you can sign up to receive the patterns and kits through the mail. I contacted Pam and she emailed me with the names of a couple of shops that offer the Sewing Circle by mail.  A couple of clicks and presto...I'm in!  My Journey Two starts in April and I can't wait. 


I love finishing a quilt top so I can start another. Here is my version of Pink Lemonade, another small quilt that I put together this week. This was a 3-part quilt tutorial hosted by Lori at Humble Quilts. My version of Pink Lemonade has become Cherry Blossom, thanks to my good friend for helping with choosing the name. After I shared the photo of the quilt top with her, we both agreed the colors reminded us of those Cherry Blossom chocolate bars. How yummy!  




I'm seeing lots of versions of Pink Lemonade popping up in blog land, and it's not too late to make your own. Lori is planning to have a parade of Pink Lemonade quilts on her blog with Mr.Linky around the first of February. Thanks, Lori, it was a lot of fun to put together!


Thanks to you all for coming by and visiting my blog. And remember, it's a great day for quilting!



12 comments:

  1. I love the colours in both of your quilts.

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  2. Both quilts are beautiful , good for you finishing both tops .It has been great weather for sewing ;-)

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  3. Lesley ~ Your quilt looks wonderful and I'm so happy that you enjoyed it enough to continue on the Journey! Thanks for your kind words!!

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  4. Great quilts!
    I like your version of Pink Lemonade too with the new name :) I didn't know Lori was having a parade of the quilts. I really need to get mine quilted!

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  5. Love it!! I adore the fabric in the bottom center blocks. So charming!

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  6. I'm having so much fun checking out all of the pink lemonade quilts from Lori's quilt-along. Yours is great!

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  7. Your version of Pink Lemonade is different in color. Nice look.

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  8. I like that vertical sashing in your first small quilt--really stands out without overpowering the blocks. And your Cherry version is pretty yummy for Pink Lemonade.

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    1. Cherry Lemonade! How adorable is this! Thanks for sharing it. This was really a fun qal!

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  9. Your pink and red version of the doll quilt is lovely. I love the old time look of the double pink fabrics.

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  10. Love the fabric in your setting squares - what fun! Thanks for sharing, it's been great to see everyone's interpretations of Lori's quilt!

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