Friday, June 18, 2010

sew & tell - christmas in june and a winner!

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It's me, Nicole, again.  I had to come back to announce the winner, of course!  Let me start by thanking everyone for all of your wonderful comments.  You're all so nice!  And now for the winner:


Congratulations!  She mentioned that she is going to be a Grandma soon, so double congratulations. :)  Annelies, please email carseatblanket@gmail.com to claim your prizes.

Since this is Sew & Tell Friday, I thought I'd better show something I made this week instead of just announcing the winner and leaving on a high note.  I've wanted to be a quilter since I was very young.  My Great Grandma Rhoda Lee made quilts that were pretty unbelievable even before I knew she was only using scraps and doing everything by hand.  Her favorite quilt was the Lone Star.  It required the most skill and she liked to show off. :)  When I really started quilting last year, one of my big goals was to make a Lone Star.  Thankfully I discovered a method that made that quilt a possibility.  I use a lot of Quiltsmart patterns and their Lone Star is one of my favorites - no bias cuts, everything lays flat.  Yay!  I bought a room full of Riley Blake's "Be Merry" Christmas fabric last January at 70% off and here is my first project using it:
I took it to a long arm quilter and hurried to sew up a back for it before I ran out of the house.  Shocking surprise, I made the back piece a few inches too short.  Booooo!  I had to pay a little extra and buy a piece of sorta-matching fabric...  
The tree fabric is flannel.  Somehow it made the back even cuter.  I love this little quilt!  It's making me so happy. :)

I hope no one is grossed out by a Christmas Project in June.  It's not too early, right?  Okay, it is. 

What have you been sewing this week?


Please refer to the sew & tell page if you have any questions or wonder why your link may have been deleted.

1. Link to your specific post about a sewing related finish you had THIS week.
2. Please mention sew & tell in your post and link back to this post (link or button) so everyone can join in.
3. Pat each other on the backs in the comments!

33 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Shontelle said...

Congratulations on your lone star. It looks awesome!

Karen said...

That's a great quilt. Love the Lone Star. It's definitely on my 'to do' list.

nima said...

wow...amazing piece of work...

Miri said...

Fabulous Lone Star quilt! I'm quite impressed that you just started quilting last year!

Love the soft blue background with the Christmas colors.

Rene' said...

Congratulations to the winner. I love your Christmas Lone Star! Those fabrics are too fun. Thanks for sharing and hosting

Diane said...

This came out beautiful! Congrats on getting it done. It looks great above the mantel... I would leave it there for the next 6 months!

amylouwho said...

Nicole, you never cease to amaze me. This is so awesome! I love the fabrics too. I have a piece of the green with snowflakes if you need any. :)

everydaychaos said...

I love the project. And considering the 100+ degree temperatures we've been having, I needed a little reminder of Christmas!

Lori S. said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for hosting.

~Lori@ live,laugh,love,create :)

em's scrapbag said...

This is amazing. The quilting is fabulous. Beautiful Sew and Tell. Thanks for sharing.

Tori said...

Wow, beautiful!

Q said...

I love that quilt. I saw it on her blog yesterday and it totally caught my eye. Congrats!

pinksuedeshoe said...

Love this! Those colors are so great together, and it looks wonderful. And it's a good reminder that I better get cracking on Christmas. It's never too early when you are making gifts by hand.

Dee said...

simply stunning!

Michelle said...

Your Lone Star is Gorgeous!

I just love Riley Blake Fabrics :)

beth said...

beautiful. beautiful!!!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

The quilt is stunning! I have not tackled one of those patterns yet. Someday soon....


Thanks so much for these Fridays! It makes me love Friday even more!

:-)

Delilah said...

Wow! That just took my breath away! I love everything about it!

Roslyn said...

I just found Sew And Tell through Miri's blog so I am linking up.
Beautiful Lone Star! The colors are so fresh & pretty.

Michelle said...

Your grandma must be so proud! Beautiful Lone Star. :-) The Christmas tree flannel is adorable. And of course, June isn't too early for a Christmas project. That way you'll be ready when Christmas rolls around, instead of madly trying to finish it at the last moment.

sewtakeahike said...

I know I already told you this on flickr, but this quilt is beatiful! Nice work!

Catherine said...

Never to early for Christmas quilts and yours is just beautiful!!

La Maison Reid said...

Thanks for the link party. I'll have to look thru your archive and see more sewing projects! I'm happy to be back sewing again.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Beautiful! Nice fabric choices and wonderful pattern!

Vicki said...

Super cute quilt! I think Christmas in June is just fine, it's people who are ready to do Christmas stuff say in March that I wonder about. :D

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

can i have it?

omalzagirl said...

Love the quilt. My favorite is the fabric with the little trees.

corinnea said...

It's not too early for xmas or anything when it's that gorgeous!

ktquilts said...

Beautiful quilt!!!

Blessings,

KT

Jenn said...

It's gorgeous! NO - it's NEVER too early to talk/post/sew Christmas!! :)

Stop by my blog - I'm having a giveaway!

http://lifeinbonetown.blogspot.com/2010/06/day-late-and-dollar-short.html

MandMStudio said...

Love the quilt, so beautiful.

amy smart said...

This quilt is awesome! I have always loved the Lone Star pattern as well, but felt pretty intimidated - until I took a class using the Quiltsmart technique! So brilliant. I only have couple of points done - thanks for the motivation to pull that baby back out and finish!

freckled laundry said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. With an Aunt that quijlts, I an appreciate the level of difficulty. Thanks so much for the linking opportunity!

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