Lucky Girl

OK, I know describing myself as a ‘girl’ is probably pushing it… but I’m going to go with it! ;)

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my Social Tote project, and also for your warm birthday wishes!  I have to admit, I was very spoiled this year.  Sweet P clearly spent many hours gathering heaps of quilting treats for this very occasion -

Birthday gifts wrapped in Moda's 'Comma' fabric by Zen Chic

Birthday gifts from my Mom wrapped in Moda’s ‘Comma’ fabric by Zen Chic

Spoiled!

Spoiled!

 

Being my birthday, I seemed to be extra lucky this weekend, as I also came across a beautiful used sewing machine online.  Janet, a very accomplished quilter, was selling her beloved Janome 6600, and gave me a fantastic deal on the machine and table.   It is such a beautiful machine!!  Wide throat, SO many stitches, whisper quiet – I could go on and on!  After sewing on my little Janome, this machine is an absolute luxury! Thank you, Janet!  This machine will see many more quilts made in her future!

 

Speaking of lucky girls, Julie of Jaybird quilts is engaged to be married next year, and recently sent out a call for blocks for her wedding quilt.  I knew I had to take part in this.  I have mentioned my fondness for Julie’s designs before, and I thought this idea of hers was so fun.  As part of her and Lawrence’s  ceremony, they will have a quilt as part of their huppah, or Jewish wedding canopy.  To make this quilt, Julie asked her fans to create a block for this quilt  using a combination of  20 different Kona cotton solids- she needed 222 of these small, triangular blocks in order to complete her design.  Quilters were asked to send them in by the end of April and tag photos of their creations in Instagram with #lawlovesjulie.  I sent off my creations in the mail today, and this is what I came up with:

#lawlovesjulie quilt block for their wedding huppah

#lawlovesjulie quilt block for their wedding huppah

Putting the mini-hex n more to good use

Putting the mini-hex n more to good use

A selection of the Kona cotton selected by Julie

A selection of the Kona cotton selected by Julie

Finished quilt block, signed on the seam allowance

Finished quilt block, signed on the seam allowance

 

My plan is to now use the extra fabric from the Jaybird blocks to come up with a quilt of some variety – I have some ideas, so stay tuned for the outcome! With this new sewing machine, the pressure is on to make sure it’s spectacular! ;)

11 Comments on Lucky Girl

  1. Lisa Seyfried
    April 22, 2014 at 9:18 pm (7 months ago)

    I love how the top left triangle that you sent in looks like a lake and mountains! ;)

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    • erin
      April 22, 2014 at 9:22 pm (7 months ago)

      I’d like to say I planned it that way… but it was actually a happy accident!

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  2. Tiff
    April 22, 2014 at 10:40 pm (7 months ago)

    Love the idea of different people contributing to a wedding quilt. It’s funny I also thought mountains, calm, but rooted. Love:)

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    • erin419
      April 23, 2014 at 7:10 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks Tiff!

      Reply
  3. Theresa
    April 23, 2014 at 4:53 am (7 months ago)

    Your new machine looks wonderful and so does the pile of lovely birthday stash. I ordered up the Hex n More ruler after seeing your Science Fair quilt, I’m looking forward to using it. Happy Birthday.

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    • erin419
      April 23, 2014 at 7:11 pm (7 months ago)

      Oh, Science Fair! So fun – enjoy!

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  4. Claire
    April 23, 2014 at 8:39 am (7 months ago)

    Your new machine looks wonderful, Erin. I’m sure Janet is thrilled that her machine has gone to such a good home and talented young quilter. You will really enjoy it. There will be no dust collecting on that machine! Love your triangle blocks. Such beautiful colours…

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    • erin419
      April 23, 2014 at 7:12 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks Claire! I feel very lucky!

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    • erin419
      April 23, 2014 at 7:13 pm (7 months ago)

      Yeah! A bona fide”bargoon”!

      Reply
  5. doreen
    April 25, 2014 at 10:02 am (7 months ago)

    love the pattern and your choice of colours

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