Wednesday, 9 January 2013

In Your Words blog hop and GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to my stop in the In Your Words blog hop!  I am so happy you are here (feel free to stay a while, look around and enter the giveaway!) and am thrilled to be sharing the day with these fine people too:

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans - you are here!

Thank you to Linda of Buzzing and Bumbling and Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt for being awesome cheerleaders and organisers extraordinaire of this fun blog hop!!   
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The idea behind In Your Words was to incorporate a word (one or more) into a project which revealed who you were or perhaps shared more about you.  Now that I find myself typing my explanation about my project, I am at a loss for words!!  I'm beginning to think the words I used on my '4 Things' quilt share too much about me and all of a sudden I am feeling a bit shy!!  Here is my quilt top:

'4 Things' quilt top

My quilt top has these four words:

LOVE  ~  AFFECTION  ~  ATTENTION  ~  PRAISE

When I sketched my idea, I knew instantly what words I wanted to piece for my quilt.  I decided to make it a low-volume quilt with lots of text fabrics with the words in colour -- in my favourite colours in fact [red, navy, aqua and lime green]!!  I have added a few other blocks in that I adore - the wonky stars and wonky houses, the wonky tree, the quirky bird and a mod flower.  This quilt is everything I love!!  And those are the words that I had to have!  I made the word 'LOVE' first, in capital letters using dotty fabric, some plaids and pin fabric!

Love and quirky bird

Then I made 'affection' in all lower case letters using any aqua fabric I had.  'ATTENTION' was made using all capitals and was paper pieced using the Quilters Cache free blocks in some Oakshott, Joel Dewberry and Parson Grey fabrics - yum!  The other words were all made up free-form with inspiration from my Word Play Quilts book.

Affection, attention and praise

And I love the word 'praise' done in lower case.  The long tail on the letter p in yummy lime and citrus greens is fab!  So fresh - especially with that super mini wonky star beside it!

Praise with super mini wonky red star

These four words are the 'four things' that I would like to give more of in 2013.  They are also the four things I would like to receive in 2013!!  I believe most people need these four things in their lives -- along with food, water and shelter of course!

Oakshott and Kaffe stars

I loved making this quilt top.  It was so liberating to sew my scraps together and all sorts of fabrics that I had here in the pile!  I was inspired by the low-volume quilts I have seen around blog-land and finally made myself one!  I even managed to incorporate a few orphan blocks into the quilt which means I am working on shrinking my WiP list as well!  Yay!

Wonky houses and tree with clouds.  Cloud fabric from Maze & Vale, Etsy

So far, this quilt top measures 57" x 68" and I hope to add a border to each side to give it a little frame before I sandwich it etc.  I'm not sure how I will quilt this quilt yet - I want the words to stand out but not be too overpowering.  I know the word 'affection' is hard to read so I may have to do something to improve that.  I can't wait to have it completed!  So there you have it - my '4 Things' quilt :)

A mod flower
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I also have a giveaway!  For a chance to win a 20"x22" (fat quarter) of Rich Red Kona and a 20"x34" piece of this texty London fabric (it is almost home-dec weight - perfect for zippy pouches and cushions), please leave me a comment telling me what the weather is doing where you are!  The temperature is dropping here in London - we may even have 'winter' soon!  My giveaway is open internationally!  Feel free to leave a second comment if you are a follower.  Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on the 17th January.  Good luck to you all!

Win these fabrics!

Thank you for popping in today to see my In Your Words blog hop project and do pop back to Mdm Samm's blog each day for more chances to win!  Happy hopping!


Sew we quilt

Also linking up with WiP Wednesday!  And with Plum & June.

212 comments:

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sophie said...
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Nikita said...

oh wow.. I love your quilt!!! The weather here right now in Texas..rainy for a change, however that will probably change and go back to sunny and warm in a few days,

Nikita said...

I am also a follower...

sophie said...

Ooops. I deleted my first comment because i forgot to tell you about the weather in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

I love all the details in your quilt--especially the little bird perched on love. I can't wait to see how you will quilt it.

We have snow on the ground, bright blue sunny skies ... and a winter storm is coming.

Di said...

The words quilt is so clever. I like the use of a LV background. The weather is getting colder here. I had to defrost the car this morning. Di x

Di said...

Of course I follow you.

Karma Willow Designs said...

very nice project

Forte Accessoriez said...

I'm your follower!!

Forte Accessoriez said...

Thanks for giveaway!!

The Slow Quilter said...

Love they way you expressed yourself in your quilt. The weather here in Washngton, D.C. is really nice right now. We have not had any snow to think of yet, it is a little rainy and cold, put the tempature seems to be rising to at least 60.

The Slow Quilter said...

I am already a follower, love your work.

Forte Accessoriez said...

My weather at here is sunny day. From Malaysia!! Our country is Hot weather!! Come to visit our country!! ^^

Izzy said...

I love it! You are absolutely right - everyone should get more love, affection, attention and praise in 2013. The weather here in Montreal is frigid! But the weatherman is saying we could get above zero temperatures over the weekend! Yay! :-)

hueisei said...

Love your quilt. Weather in Malaysia is cloudy now. :D

hueisei said...

I am a follower

Ellie Q said...

So neat, Amy! I love the low-volume background and the fact that you randomly added in the house, bird and star blocks!

Deborah said...

gorgeous! The weather here in Indonesia is hot and humid with lots of rain!

Deborah said...

I am an email follower!

gccmom said...

Right now, it is running about 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day where I am. It is perfectly lovely! Thanks for the giveaway.

gccmom said...

I follow via Google reader.

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau said...

Oh wow, Amy! Your quilt is awesome! Thanks for the give-away too. I adore that fabric!

Jennyroo said...

I live in central Canada. It's cold here for 5 months straight! We don't usually get a break until the 3rd week of March -- or later!!!

Jennyroo said...

And I'm a follower, too!

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

Gorgeous... I love the improv piecing, low volume and texty prints!! that's a great job and a LOT of piecing! You must be really proud..

Jess said...

Amy it is absolutely brilliant! Great job :o)

Karen O said...

Amy, I love your quilt. So creative. Here in Minnesota it has been above freezing in the 30's, but it is supposed to get very cold on Monday.

Karen O said...

I am a happy follower. I would love that fabric!

Thearica said...

Your quilt is fabulous!

The weather here was really nice today... but we are hoping for rain... we are tobacco farmers and need to fill our ponds up for this summer.

Sewgirl said...

I live in northern Calif, and we are due for rain, and cold weather, but no snow.
You did a beautiful job with your words. I especially like your additional details like the bird and the little stars. It really adds a lot to the quilt.

Sewgirl said...

I am also a follower!

nähtina said...

I love all the cute little details you added - the bird is amazing!

Greetings,
Tina

Scrapatches said...

I love your words and everything about your quilt ... the fabrics, colors and blocks ... especially the quirky bird. Sew wonderful! ... :) Pat

Amy said...

The weather here was beautiful today, but is supposed to snow very soon! Yeah! Your quilt is gorgeous! I love that it is low volume so all your words stand out. The bird is my favorite sitting up there on love. Great work!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just love this quilt! WOnderful use of fabrics and great words and the little tid-bits thru it are just enough to make it oh so sweet. Here in NY we are COLD, but luckily not too snowed in. I look forward to Spring already!

Judy B said...

What a beautiful quilt! Love your words. It is raining and snow is forecasted here in N. Calif. Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway.
jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Judy B said...

I follow via GFC! jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Jessica said...

Wow! Your quilt is stunning!

Nati said...

What a cute quilt! Love it... It is also starting to feel like winter in Luxembourg.... But though we had a fair bit of snow in early December to scare us all it has been just grey almost since.... Perfect weather for crafting at home!

Sue Bone said...

I particularly love the little bird.

Very foggy yesterday, few planes flying but the mail did get here.

Canadian Abroad said...

Amy, I think that quilt top is one of your most inspired works so far. I absolutely love it. Great choice of words as well. As I live only an hour north of you I think our weather is pretty similar. Wonder if we will get any snow this year? Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Lavonna ZWB said...

How lovely to share with us from London. Here in Oregon, we are cold and WET. We very rarely get snow, but it is in the forecast for the next few days. Since we usually are really close to the freezing point,above and below the line, that could mean ice. Not always fun, but if it means no school, it means I get a day off to sew! :)

Martina said...

That is just absolutey lovely! I love your quilt, the light background and the additional sweet things like houses trees, birdie... to the words. Really just beautiful!

Martina said...

I am already a follower!

Sunshine Girl said...

Great quilt - I am not far from you in Solihull and its gone really cold here this morning! too dark to see if Chris Evans is right and its foggy though!

Charlotte said...

that is so utterly beautiful xxx

vicki said...

It was supposed to be raining today, but it didn't...wish it did we really need it here in Oklahoma. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

Karen said...

My girls tell me it is cold and frosty outside here in Cheltenham; I wouldn't know as I'm having a lie in and a cuppa courtesy of my fantastic husband! I am being treated to all four of your words this morning....

Karen said...

I am a follower too.

Quiltsmiles said...

ATTENTION and Praise you certainly have both of mine with this post. How about some admiration too! Love your project and the low volume background with all of your uniqueness scattered on the top is just perfect! So very nice, thank you for sharing your creativity.

I love that London fabric and would be thrilled and gobsmacked if I won. Happy 2013! Jane

Quiltsmiles said...

Ami, I just became a follower through Google and wanted to let you know that here in northern NY the wind is howling and I'm grateful since it is warming things up and getting the thermometer over the freezing temp! Jane

Jeneta said...

I've been looking forward to seeing this project - the sneak peeks have been wonderful! We have had a heat wave in Perth, Australia, so lots of swimming each day for us!

Mack and Mabel said...

This is such a wonderful quilt. I adore the little bird on top of the word Love. A quilt to treasure forever!

charlotte said...

Love your words. I especially love the little bird. Warm and cloudy here in North Carolina. Winter has taken a break I guess.

Myself said...

It is so stormy here (In Tel Aviv, Israel) that its crazy!

Myself said...

And I'm your follower ofcourse :)

Fiesta said...

Omg, we are having 80 degree weather. I want to start my garden but I am hesitant in case it gets cold again. Your project is lovely.

Just Quilt It said...

This is a great quilt! I feel so privileged to be blog hopping with so many inspirational quilters. Thank you so much for sharing your project. The weather is Illinois is fairly warm--50 degrees yesterday!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Gill said...

Fabulous quilt - I like your words! and the bird and flower!!

Cindy Staub said...

Your quilt is fantastic! Love the bird and little houses, the words are wonderful. An overall wonderful quilt, thank you for sharing :)

cindy at quiltdoodledesigns dot com

Patty D from NC said...

This is a wonderful quilt - I love all the attention to detail.

Jeanie said...

Wonderful project! I love the way you made it all come together to make a fabulous hanging!

two hippos said...

it looks brilliant!

Patty K said...

Love your quilt. It's wonderful. Here in southwest Florida, USA, it is lovely. Very low humidity, highs in the 80's and lows in the 60's. Couldn't ask for better weather.

Patty K said...

And I'm already a follower, of course.

Mara said...

Lovely words, I agree that everyone needs to have them said and done in their life. The weather is freezing and below freezing here in the middle of Greece but very sunny and clear blue skies.

Mara said...

I am a new follower.

Britt-Inger said...

Your quilt top is so wonderful and stunning. I love it and the whole idea with the words among the small block.
You are very, very creative
The weather here in south of Sweden is grey, a little cold and we are waiting for new snow.

Britt-Inger said...

I am a new follower

Sowing Stitches said...

That little bird perched on LOVE is so adorable! sowingstitches[at]gmail[dot]com

JLVerde said...

Love your quilt top. I love the words idea.

The weather? It's all over the place right now. The day starts out cold (20s) then gets up to nearly 50 degrees. Then it might rain. Or not. Then tomorrow? They're forcasting 60 degrees. And maybe rain. It's always "maybe rain".

JLVerde said...

I'm a follower.

Barb said...

It's snowing, snowing, snowing here right now. About 8 new inches and it's still coming down. But this is what you love when you live in a ski resort as we do. Bring it on!
Your project is so much fun, and I'll bet you had a good time piecing it all together.

Martha said...

Wonderful projects...thanks for sharing with us.

Barb said...

Meant to say that I am already a follower.

Madame Samm said...

There is no doubt about it....YOUR words resonate with many of us...and many more than you know ..you will have to take a peak...welllllll over there lol

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

What a fun quilt with great words to hope for! I love how you used the low volume prints. Great idea!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Ps. I am a follower and it's a mild winter here in Maryland.

Quiltin' Jenny said...

Gorgeous! You did such a great job with the letters, and I love the subtle shades in the background!

krislovesfabric said...

Rain in the forecast in Indiana, I'm afraid...this is a gorgeous quilt, I love everything about it...little houses, love bird...just beautiful.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great piece Amy!!! The temp. has gone up a bit here today...We've had cool weather and a nice amount of snow...but melting a bit today. We will get more!!!!

Swedish Scrapper said...

Love how this came out! The words you chose are fab (remind me a little of an old Joan Armatrading song!) your use of low volumes is exquisite!
Today's weather here s not worth mentioning....Grey, again, and the sun is already going down.

Swedish Scrapper said...

I'm a follower in Sweden!

Susie Q said...

HI Amy love the quilt and the words, thanks for sharing. I am in Derbyshire and today it has been an heavy frost and fog, which has not lifted all day and it is very cold compared to the last few weeks!! But I prefer this to the rain! Thanks for the Giveaway. Susie x

JCnNC said...

Wonderful quilt and true treasures. We are in the 60's here in North Carolina with a little rain expected this weekend. Judy C

Just Carol said...

Your wordy project is just so amazing....love it! So many little details to look at. The weather in Las Vegas has been cool, but not unbearably cold.

Linda said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! I love that "affection" is more subtle. I think you did a wonderful job!!!

Linda said...

I'm already a follower, too! Happily!

Bonnie58 said...

We have been in winter for a while now here in the western prairies of canada - since about mid-October - and I';m really starting to dislike the white stuff.... Can't wait to see the new green of spring. Thanks for sharing your quilt and for the opportunity on the draw
bonnielarson582gmail.com

carla said...

Hi!! This is wonderful!! Love it all!!!! Thank You

sew.darn.quilt said...

Windy, freezing with 2 feet+ of snow and more coming!!! Ahhh, Canadian prairies ;D

sew.darn.quilt said...

Of course I follow you, I love your blog!
Thank you for the chance :)

Sarah said...

I saw your quilt in the Flickr group and fell in love instantly! The weather here in Iowa is chilly, we are expected to be in the mid 40's(F)today and overcast. On Saturday we are dippin down to the 20's! brrrrr Oh, well. I'd rather wear a coat than a swimsuit!! LOL

Sarah said...

I do have a quick question... do you have a pattern for this? Or info on how you made the wonky house, tree, bird blocks and words???
Oh, and that flower!! I love it all.

Margaret said...

Love your words. We are having our January thaw. The temp might make it up to 40 degrees today. It has been in the 20 s for the last three weeks. No wind today, has been gusting up to 40 mph lately. Sun is shining for the third day in a row. Very unusual for northern Michigan this time of year.

SIMPLESEW said...

I am a follower

SIMPLESEW said...

The quilt is awesome, you put alot of thought and work into it and it shows. I love texty fabric its what I will collect this yr, I started building a stash last year of good quality fabrics.

Terry said...

Such a delightful quilt. I like the bird on the word love.

Gina said...

I love your quilt . The low volume with colourful words was a great idea. The weather in Australia is soooooo hot . The swimming pool is like a tepid bath . Our beaches are packed on weekends but too many sharks around for me to swim in the ocean !

Gina said...

I'm a follower on bloglovin.

Kathy H said...

Love all those words. It will make a beautiful quilt.

Kathy H said...

I am a follower and the weather here has been very wintry in Pennsylvania. Mostly in the 30's and 40's. We have gotten a dusting of snow several times which makes everything look beautiful but doesn't stop people from going out.

Lou said...

We just had 4 inches of rain in 2 days....we are So thankful for the
rain since we are in a drought in Texas:)
Love the idea of using all those scraps and still saying something:)

Julie said...

We are in the midst of a warming trend and expecting rain

MooseStash Quilting said...

Congrats on such a fabulous project. I do love it, and am amazed with all the piecing that went into it. Your London fabric give a way is wonderful. I just might have to get with you and work out a deal to have some sent to me!!! I would love to have this in my stash! :-)

Agnes Bullock said...

I follow by email!

Agnes Bullock said...

The weather her in Missouri is rainy and starting to get colder!

Love you quilt!

DachsiesWithMoxieMama@gmail.com

Vesuviusmama said...

It's been cold, but it is supposed to be 70 this weekend. What!?! In January??? That's OK, I'll take it. I hate the cold.

Kate said...

Your quilt is quite lovely. I really like your flower.

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

The temperature is dropping and they say it'll snow tomorrow.

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh AMY...I LOVE your project! You and I are on the same wavelength and enjoy the same kinds of projects. Too bad you don't live in London Ontario because we would be great quilty friends I'm sure! Great job on your wonderful word quilt!

Judith said...

I have been in Galveston for two days and it rained the whole time. Today a little overcast but hope to make it home without rain tonight. Wonderful inspirational words. Love your project today and Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

JanesQuilting said...

What a lovely quilt. You did a great job. I too love going through my scraps and finding the right fabric to go with my project. Thanks for sharing.

Elsa said...

Really love your quilt ~ very sweet and creative!

Vivian said...

Love the star and little houses, so cute! in NC it is 60 degrees and sunny. Very warm for January.

Tammy said...

Good morning to you from South Carolina, USA. Today the weather is very nice out. Upper 60's today. Sun is shining and I just had 2 birds on my front porch chirping. Lots of wildlife abounds where I am located in a small private forest....Seems that way I am surrounded by trees on my 2 acres here. I had 3 deer come through the back yard at lunch the other day. We were watching em through the wall of windows that overlook my back yard from the kitchen dining area. And at any given time I have at least a dozen squirrells running through the yards. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hooked on Quilting said...

Wow, love your quilt. Says it ALL!!

Hooked on Quilting said...

I just became a follower of yours!

Tammy said...

I am also a new follower and thank youf ro the oppourtunity to enter your giveaway. Thank you for shareing your project with us today. My daughter would love for me to win this fabric as she is a die hard fan of anything slightly british...She has already practiced so many times to perfect her British accent just in case she ever goes their so she can fit in..lol 13 year olds you gotta love them.
conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mary Ann said...

Record highs coming this week in South Carolina

barbara woods said...

rainy here but 70this later in the week

barbara woods said...

I follow

Nancy M. said...

love your "4 things" quilt. Praise is something I need to work on giving more of to people. Georgia is overcast and not as warm as I want it to be.

Patty said...

Finally! I got to see the finished project and find out where that flower went. I like that flower.LOL
Of course I like the whole thing.

Patty said...

And of course I am a follower.

patchouli moon studio said...

I like your quilt. The words, and the wordy fabric and the bird, etc. is a great added touch too.

patchouli moon studio said...

I'm a new follower and looking forward to more posts from you.

the running hare said...

It's bloody freezing here in Wales with the added touch of sleeting rain.
I love your quilt Amy, everything about it- from the words to the low volume and the quirky bits. The giveaway just tops it off nicely!

legato1958 said...

It is lovely and sunny, about 50 degrees F , in SE Pennsylvania, USA.
thanks for the giveway chance

susie
legato1958@aol.com

patricia gooden said...

What a fabulous piece of work. I appreciate your aesthetic. I agree that what we give we also will receive. Thank you for sharing!

bethstrand said...

We are on vacation in Hawaii and our weather is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your words and your quilt! pbstrand@msn.com

Liz DandeliondD said...

Such a great wordy quilt.
Love it lots.

Marcia W. said...

It's unseasonably hot and muggy here in North Central Florida, USA. I like your Word quilt and the story too. Thanks for the giveaway.

robin said...

I like it! Here in southern Manitoba, it is cloudy and a couple degrees above freezing, but tomorrow we are expecting a blizzard and 50 to 70 km/hr winds, with much colder temps.

Nellie Duclos said...

Wow! That's a lot of piecing, Amy. From CA, thanks for sharing.

Sarah Lou said...

Amy, I love this quilt! It's so creative and personal as well as looking so pretty too!

BTW - it's a bit frosty on this side of London too...brrrrrr

Sarah Lou said...

And of course, I'm a follower too!

robin said...

I am a follower.

Jennifer said...

This is amazing - well done you

Suze said...

I live in a suburb of Tulsa, OK close to the middle of the US. A friends and I had plans to go to a quilt show tomorrow. She called yesterday and wanted to change to today. She and I each have an ugly ailment called fibromyalgia. We usually ache badly when the weather changes to rain, cool, cool, snowy type weather. Well, it's raining here today and is cooler than it has been. So, since I'm lurking on the Internet, you probably have guessed that we plan to go tomorrow. So the weather is rather dreary here today. Very cool and rainy. I even went to see the pain management doctor unexpectedly - just to get refills on my meds.

Suze said...

I certainly became a follower. I love that you pointed out the "quirky" bird. I love the houses. I so want to make a "house quilt." I look and look at houses looking for a house pattern or patterns that I can find that really ring my chimes for a quilt. I don't know what I truly want. I have the fabric, though. I may have to add some or change some, but I basically have the fabric(s). I love the aqua affection. The aqua reminds me of my mother. Her favorite color was aqua. She was a teacher for years. She wore many, many colors to school, but aqua was definitely her favorite color, including shoes. You might think of popping the aqua color with a special color of thread, too! I love your sentiments and your quilt!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Great job, I especially love the little houses.

Sheila said...

Love your quilt and the extra blocks you added , very creative ,thanks for sharing and as for the weather it was a very strange day , we went from rain to snow and then back to rain with high winds .

mtnquiltr said...

I love the quilt,and everything in it. It sets me thinking of what words I would choose. Our weather in Calgary is snowy and cold, yesterday was windy and thawing. Typical changeable Calgary weather!

mtnquiltr said...

I'm a follower!

BizyStitches said...

Very creative quilt. THanks for sharing. We have snow on the ground but it rained this morning.

BizyStitches said...

I'm your lucky new follower. LOL

Anita said...

Love how your quilt turned out...especially like the word Love :) Great colors!

Anita said...

I follow in google reader - thanks for the giveaway!

Abbigail said...

Great job! Love this quilt!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

gpc said...

What great words! Very nice!

Cathy said...

Hi! I enjoyed my visit. Your quilt is super fantastic. Great lettering!

We are windy and cold, maybe snow tonight. I live in the desert in Northwestern Arizona near Grand Canyon. This is our typical winter weather. Very,very cold.

Cathy said...

I am a new email Follower. Thanks a bunch!

Rosa said...

Today was a cold and windy day.I`m a follower!!

Rosa said...

Love your quilt.Great job!!

CeLynn said...

Love how you made the words pop out on the quilt!

It is about 20 degrees right now (our high today was 25) we are expecting snow anytime.

Jenny said...

Lovely quilt. I love the simplicity of the neutral fabrics and the way the words pop with color. And the addtions are fun too. The weather here in the Pacific Northwest has been strange. It snowed yesterday evening and part of today, and now I can see hints of blue sky....

Lyn said...

very nice words for2013! Thanks for being part of the hop. The weather is very cold for us in sunny California. We are down to 37 and 45 in day. Plus very windy.

Lyn said...

Yes I am a follower. Thanks

Diane Swett said...

I like your words" thanks for the tutorial.

Diane Swett said...

I am a follower too.

StitchinByTheLake said...

What perfect words you have chosen - I bet all of us would embrace those as our own! I'm in Arkansas in the U.S. and it has rained like crazy for two days and nights...we need the rain but I'll be glad for a little sunshine tomorrow. blessings, marlene

Verna G said...

Love the quilt ! And all such meaningful words!

Farm Quilter said...

Just love your quilt! Great words...important to all of us! Thanks for the great giveaway!

sandra said...

Love your quilt and those lovely words which we all need to do more or say more often. Thanks for sharing

LJ said...

I live in Iowa, USA, and we're having a bit of a warmer spell (40s) and it's actually raining today. We're OK with rain since we've been in a drought throughout the summer. I read in the paper that it would take 8 FEET of snow to get us back to 'normal'!!! Loved, loved, loved your quilt and your words!! Just completely outstanding!

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

The low volume with the words is pure genius. Also loving the additions of all your fave things. Gorgeous!

Been ridiculously hot here. 40C for days on end. Ugh ugh ugh. Thankfully it's starting to cool down a little now, to give us a break before the next heatwave hits.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here: absolutely wonderful. Love it love it love it.
WOW. So sweet
thank you for sharing your creativity.

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

I'm a very happy follower. Keep those great posts headed my way!

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

It has been a gray, rainy day here today. I'm looking forward to some sunshine soon, I hope. Thanks for sharing your words and for the amazing giveaway. I must say I hope I win....I'm loving the London fabric!

evelyn said...

You are right, those "words" should be both given and received, Lovely project- a real ode to paper peicing as well. Snow is melting her in Southern Ontario.

♥Duff said...

L.O.V.E. it. period.

Annette Schultz said...

what a lovely use of words and great quilts as well. thanks for sharing.... in stitches

MissMary said...

It's windy and wet and getting warm in Tennessee! The daffodils are starting to pop up their green points - too soon, too soon! It's supposed to get even warmer this weekend... Not sure how I feel about such a mild winter, to be honest!

lefuntz said...

Winter here in Southern California means an occasional cool rainy day interrupts our beautiful weather. Today was cold and very windy with a little rain. Snow in our local mountains too. Welcome winter!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

WoW! You did an amazing job! Your quilt is gorgeous and your words are perfect! Love the bird above Love, hehe. Thank you for sharing your quilt with is, awesome job!

Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win. Love both your fabrics.

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Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

I love your quilt - it's beautiful :)
The weather here in Chicago is windy (as always) and rainy (unseasonably mild - I'll take it! better than the 's' word that shall not be uttered.... :D )

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What a pretty quilt!!!
Here in the desert SW we are expecting a little bit of snow (hopefully only a few flurries!!!)

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I'm already a happy follower :)

Fran said...

Lovely quilt! I live in Australia, it's summer & we're sweltering through a heat wave, can't wait for autumn!

Elizabeth's quarters said...

Love the quilt top. It's a great idea to have a visual reminder of all the things you wish to give and receive–a great incentive to keep the resolutions going.

Deb said...

We are having some unbelievably warmer weather for January! This weekend it's supposed to be almost up to 70 degrees! Unheard of in winter in January. We're in Virginia. I'd love to be included to win.

Wendy said...

your quilt top is gorgeous! I love the little bird and the funky flower.

I'm in England too, Nottingham, the temperature has dropped all of a sudden. yesterday we had thick fog all day and into the evening.

Andrea said...

wow - that looks like a lot of thought went into the piecing and placing of your words

Connie said...

Beautiful quilt top and your words are perfect! Winter here but we've only have snow once.

cynthia said...

First of all i would like to say I love your piecing work - wonderful. Second, the weather here today is 59 deg. but rain and snow tomorrow

giddy99 said...

LOVE your words project! I'm just outside of Nashville, TN, and the weather is warming up (unseasonably so). We'll have springtime temperatures this weekend!

Robin said...

I love your quilt! All the little quirky add ins are so adorable, especially the birdie. Wonderful job!

Pamela said...

Your quilt is charming and I agree that the low value is inspiring...what a great combination with the words. Thanks for sharing.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

This project is my favorite one so far. I love the low volume back ground. Well done!!

Darla said...

Good words to live by and a great quilt to remind you of them. I think you have had a Texas weather report but here is another one, here in South Texas it has been rainy and cool. For us when the temps drop below the 50's we bundle up like it is freezing. So I have been cold all week but soon it will be warm spring like weather which is to my liking! I love the little bird perched on the edge of the letters.

Cathy said...

I love how you have done the words. I didn't know quilter's cache had any letters.

The weather here in Iowa is cold and we are supposed to have snow. I can't complain, though, because it was unseasonably warm the last couple of days.

Cathy said...

And, I am now a follower.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

alsoutely perfect, great wor(k)d`s
thanks for sharing!
Bente

Tonya Ricucci said...

yay for a fun wonderful quilt! (no need to put me in the giveaway - just wanted to PRAISE you!)

Karrie S said...

Love your project! I love the mod flower :) I live in Michigan. At the beginning of January, it was freezing and felt like it was in the single digits (F). Today it was nearly 60 (F). I live about 30 minutes west of Detroit. We always say in Michigan, that you never know what the weather will be. It didn't snow much last year, and we already got about 8 inches in one storm already, so I'm over winter and looking for spring to start soon. But it can snow in late April here (and has). So you just never know.

Karrie S said...

I"m already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

MissEnota Minnesota said...

Hello from Minnesota! It's 6 degrees F (-14C) here tonight and won't be much warmer for a couple of days...which I like because I fish year-round and that makes good ice to drive on. (Of course, it's always nice to come home and warm up in the sewing room!)

nicolesender said...

Your words are very thoughtful. The weather in the Pacific Northwest is cold and without rain! No clouds, so I was able to see stars last night.
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