There is a fabulous quilt show going on that many of my fellow quilting bloggers seem to be showing in, so I think I better hop on the bandwagon, too! Amy @ Park City Girl is the brains and the hostess of this awesome group share. Join in! All you have to do is show us your favorite quilt. I realized a minute ago that doesn't even have to mean one that you yourself have made. A favorite is simply a favorite. But the few I've looked at were favorites that the person had made herself so I found myself going that way as well. I don't have many quilts that I've made. I mean; we give them away, right? What else are you going to do with it? This one that I finished late last year will probably be a favorite for a while.
Will probably hang there for a while, too. I'll never forget seeing the example for how to get a square abc quilt. My world changed right then and there! I love the way it looks in the grandkids' play area. It's a happy looking quilt. I like how I sashed the blocks in the sun, blue sky clouds, and green grass. :-) I don't always get it right with color, but I think with that, and the combination of pink with bumblebees and Dick & Jane text for the pinwheels, I did get it right. Here's a post I made when I first started it last summer. Has a good clear photo of the letters (LOVE that red script fabric, too!)
The favorite that comes to mind that was given away was actually a group project that I put together about four years ago. I belonged to an internet group of 23 women. One of them got pregnant after waiting for quite a while. As a surprise to her, I had the 21 other gals create an 8" square scrapbook page, featuring a quotation about babies. I scanned each page and printed them on fabric, set the blocks in a quilt, had it professionally quilted, and presented it to her with the original pages in an album.
and my "dedication page" was used as the label on the back. It was picked up for an article in a Creating Keepsakes magazine at the time. I scanned a couple pages of it as seen here.
A tip I like to share for that crisp print is to adjust the contrast up pretty high when you scan your photos or images. Otherwise printing on fabric is often kind of washed out looking.
Won't it be fun working through 400+ favorite quilts of other people? I must remember to add that link to my sidebar here :-)
Here's a photo of my new favorite collection.
" Five pounds lost" Weight Watchers stickers!!! I earned my third one today, and it looks like I have just enough room for the five more I need to add. After my "Lost Weekend" with three pounds of candy corn I was pretty desperate for all the help I could get today. I was actually weighing my clothes on the kitchen scale. My jeans were 1.2 lbs, and that didn't even include a top! All my short sleeve polyester dresses I bought for the cruise a couple years ago weighed 10 ounces. So I picked one of those, didn't eat all morning, and drove to the meeting. Took off everything (glasses, flipflops, keys, sweater, purse) but the dress and YAY! , just over 2 more pounds lost. Of course, that left me in a quandry--I can never go back *up* to wearing jeans to weigh in again! So I warned my group that starting next week they will only ever see me again in the same dress (at least until this is all over) and I drove to Target and bought a cotton sundress. And the best part is--it only weighs five ounces, so I already have a head start this week!