Today is the day of the Country Charmer quilt parade. Thank you so much Lesley, The Cuddle Quilter, for organizing the quilt along. Thank you Quilt Sue for designing the Country Charmer logo.
Last Monday, Jean from Livermore, CA brought her quilt to In Between Stitches so I could see it. I couldn't stop looking at it. Jean combined several different American Jane lines of fabric in her masterpiece. The printed border, so expertly and precisely cut, is the frosting on the cake.
Jean is a long-time customer at the shop and does exquisite work in all of her quilts. She signed up for the Country Charmer class last Spring, and now this quilt is going to be in the finished column very soon.
Just look at her fussy cutting!
The next gorgeous quilt was made by my sister Gail. I got a sneak peak while she was here for Thanksgiving. She was without a sewing machine for six days while it was in for servicing. If not for that, you'd be seeing a finished flimsy. I think Gail will be enjoying her quilt year-round. You'll be seeing more of this one while it's on my long arm being quilted.
Look at Gail's fussy cutting too! It makes a difference when such care is taken while cutting out the pieces for the blocks. I appreciate this attention to detail. Gail selected her border fabrics and I know she will be working on them today.
A million thanks go out to all of you who have made, or are in the process of making a Country Charmer quilt You have amazed and delighted me with your creations! I appreciate all of your efforts, and have enjoyed watching your progress. I wish I could give you all a huge hug. Just know that I'm extremely grateful to all of you from around the world.
Lesley is having a giveaway on her blog so I think I should join in and have a giveaway on my blog too! Just leave a comment on this post before Wednesday, December 4th by 9:00pm and I'll announce the winner on Thursday, December 5th. The prize will be your choice of any one of my Sew'n Wild Oaks patterns listed on my sidebar, or a copy of my Patchwork Math Resource Manual.
All of my good wishes are being sent to Lesley for a speedy recovery from tennis elbow. She's an amazing, productive, and creative quilter and blogger, and now my blogging friend. Rest your arm Lesley so you can return to blogging and quilting soon. We will all miss your inspirational posts and we'll look forward to seeing you again after the first of the year. Take care my friend.