Wednesday, April 21, 2021

A Gorgeous Heritage Quilt

 Hello Everyone,

I love to receive emails and pictures from quilters around the country who've made my patterns.  When I opened this email from Dena in Wisconsin, my jaw dropped, and I uttered an audible gasp.  This is her gorgeous creation of my Heritage pattern.  


Here's Dena's email:
I just wanted to say thank you for this beautiful quilt pattern!  It was very easy to follow.  It is the first quilt I have finished and kept for myself!  I tend to make quilts and give them as gifts.  Some I have gotten very attached to, but I would never have been able to give this one away!  The colors were picked by my husband and I together.  I made it approximately 100" x 100", and hand quilted the entire top in between other projects.  It was on my frame for nearly 3 years!  I have received so many compliments!


Well, I couldn't give this quilt away....ever.  Take a close look at her incredible hand quilting.  This level of detailed quilting would be hard to do on a long arm.


I'm not a bit surprised that she has received many compliments on this show stopping heirloom quilt.


I love to see my patterns made in different colors.  The selection of batiks is just perfect for this design.

Thank you so much Dena for sending me the pictures.

On another note, I've been receiving emails asking if everything is okay since I've been so quiet over the past few weeks. I do appreciate your concern.  I've been doing a lot of secret sewing, pattern writing, and shop guide writing for the block of the month for Marcus Fabrics.  Just as soon as I can show you what I'm working on, I will.

I'm also trying to establish some balance in my life, and spend more quality time with Mr. Joe and Mazey.  We still go on our daily walks and stay out a bit longer than usual.  Sometimes the walls of my sewing room start to close in on me, and I need to step away from the machine.

While I've been doing so much sewing, I've been listening to Podcasts.  My favorite podcasts are American History Tellers and History That Doesn't Suck. I was always a good student, but I'm surprised at how much information I didn't retain.  The two podcasts refresh my failing memory...I do have a lot of tree rings at this age! The narrators make history interesting through their storytelling format. 

So I'm off to my sewing room for the day after I fill my Etsy orders.  The orders have top priority every single morning. 

Soon,
Lynn



23 comments:

  1. Morning Lynn. That is a beautiful quilt and love the colors. The hand quilting is amazing...what a great quilt! That quilt wouldn't be out of my site at any time. Can't wait to see you BOM.

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    1. I agree with everything you had to say about this quilt, Jeanne! It is a GREAT quilt.

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  2. beautiful quilt - and of course I love the hand quilting. I just put your Country Charmer that I made with the RSC20 group last year on my hand quilting frame - I will try to remember to send you a photo when I'm done quilting it - I love the pattern and made the xmas version last year.

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    1. I'll be watching the progress on your blog, Karen. Your Christmas version was beautiful!

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  3. OH my gosh, Lynn, THIS is astonishing! Wow is all I can say at the moment. Isn't this just the biggest joy of all? Someone elaborating on your creation in a beautiful way? Congratulations. You are a wonder.

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    1. You said it so well, Kaaren. I think Dena is a wonder!

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  4. It's nice to hear from you Lynn! I hope the weather in your neck of the woods is starting to warm up and showing signs of spring. I agree with the others ... this quilt is absolutely gorgeous!!

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    1. Is was starting to warm up.....but snow is in the forecast beginning on Sunday. They say Winter isn't over until there's snow on the Dogwoods. The Dogwoods are slow to come out this year, so who knows?

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  5. Love the mix of aqua and brown. I plan to make one this winter's list of projects.

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  6. Oh Dena....Your quilt is an absolute stunner!!! Congratulations on your masterpiece!!!

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  7. Fabulous pattern = fabulous quilt! Plain & simple. Great job to both of you. Laughed at how you say you didn't retain your bygone history lessons. My brother tells me that the history we learned in school is different than the history taught in the schools today. Maybe it's not your "tree rings" but the forest has changed? Hahaha!

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  8. What a Beauty! We all need time away from doing the same thing all the time! Thx for the Podcast on History - everyone over 50 should go back and review the history of our beloved country!

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    1. My refresher classes have been refreshing!

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  9. La courtepointe de Dena est magnifique et cela en partie grâce à toi qui l'a créée. Félicitations.
    Tout est beau : les tissus mais aussi le matelassage

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  10. that is a jaw-dropping quilt!! And I know you must be working on some mighty good things: you always come up with the best!! Hugs, H

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  11. Wow! Dena's quilt is amazing!

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  12. beautiful quilt, thank you both for sharing.

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  13. Your quilt is gorgeous, Dena! I love your color choices!

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