Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Eventide Parade . . . .

It's Tuesday, and you know what that means . . . it's Eventide Parade Day!!

WOO HOO!!

It came right down to the last minute for some folks but I am thrilled with the number of sew along participants who were able, or almost able, to finish their Eventide for today's parade!!

First Up

the quilt that started it all, the original Eventide by
Carrie, thanks so much for the inspiration and wonderful pattern.

This Eventide looks more like a Schnibble.....


Sorry Carol, I just could not get your beautiful Eventide, made with Wiscasset by Minick and Simpson any larger in my photo software. I'll try to steal a better one from your blog when you post one! This is a beautiful quilt, this photo does not do it justice.


Sinta - Pink Pincushion, had several variations of her Fig Tree Eventide before settling with the dark brown fabric for the large star points.


Here's Sharrie's, Needles Zing , almost done Eventide. Sharrie pulled pastels from her stash to get this fresh and springlike look. Sharrie said she ran out of steam and thread late last night. Thats OK, we're an equal opportunity parade.



Gretchen, Stella Bella Quilts, finished her Eventide last week but storms in Georgia almost prevented her from getting her finished picture to me, but we made it. And I'm so glad we did, Gretchen, your Fig Tree Eventide is wonderful. I think your Eventide also feels like spring with all your light greens and yellows.


Mary Lou, at Cheaper Than Therapy Quilting, has everything done but the border. And Mary Lou, no one's going to notice you sewed that one block sideways,
really! ; )) It looks great!
Be sure to send another picture when you get your border on.



Here's Lisa the Stashmaster's Luna Notte Eventide. Lisa finished days ago and just kept waiting for a sunny day to take her picture, but she lives in Seattle, so she finally had to take the picture indoors. At least she found a nice bright spot in her house. Great job Lisa!



Marianne was the last person to join the sew along, just three weeks ago, and finished her Eventide made with Garden Party yesterday, at 2:09 pm.....another great job! This was Marianne's first online sew along. Thanks for giving it a try Marianne, I hope it's not your last!!


Paula's Luna Notte Eventide looks as pretty at the pattern cover quilt. Paula, it wasn't an easy finish, but it sure is a beautiful one.



Here's our only Christmas themed quilt. Judith selected Roses de Noel for her fabric and went looking for a different name, Sinta, also in our sew along, suggested Winter's Eve. Great job, great name! Judith was our Netherlands sew along participant, her blog, Smokey From the Netherlands is mainly written in Dutch.



Here's Nicole's final Eventide. I say final because this project had several different looks before it got to this point. Nicole, your eye for color really came through for you on this project, your subtle background colors make this a beautifully quiet quilt.


Here's Beatrice's Eventide, she used Collection for a Cause - Heritage by Howard Marcus for Moda. Beatrice's solid outer border and her differing large star colors gives her project a great and different look. Beatrice gave our sew along a French flair, I have no idea what she said about our sew along and her project on her blog, but it sure sounded great!



Here's Deb's Eventide made from Jo Morton fabrics. Of course I think the red inner border is the perfect touch, but I also really like punch of color in the Ohio Stars against the light larger star points. Deb said, " It's been a pleasure working with you and the other gals the last 6 - 8 weeks to complete Eventide. I've had a really good time, and with the pressure of getting it done by a set time, I actually was able to complete one timely!" Thanks Deb, it's been a pleasure hearing from you each week.



Here is Sue's Luna Notte Eventide, Sue was the first sew along participant to finish, almost a month ago! Sue liked her quilt just like this and decided not to add the outer border of rectangles. I agree Sue, this quilt does look finished without that outer border. Sue's blog is Cozy Little Quilts.



Peggy, I love your Eventide made from Gatherings and I love your setting for your picture. What a perfect background for this quilt. Peggy said "I really love how it turned out. The larger stars are darker than in Carrie's sample, but I like that." Peggy, you weren't the only one who went with darker star, I think it looks great.

Here's Gayle's finished Eventide. Gayle used an assortment of darks blues, olive greens and khakis for the main portion of her quilt and went with two reds for the inner border, all from her stash. Gayle said," the quilt went together quickly and quite easily". Great Job Gayle!



And finally, my Eventide which I have named "Dancing with the Devil in the Pale Moonlight"

Once I make sure I've not left out any finishes, we'll have the drawing for a $50 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop


and for a prize donated by Carrie Nelson.

If you're working on Eventide but didn't quite make the finish date, be sure to drop me a line when you blog about your finish or a picture if you don't have a blog. I want to see every finished project, regardless of when that finish may be!

If I missed getting your finished project in the parade, I'm so sorry, send me a note and I'll get your quilt added to the parade.

My heartfelt thanks to all for making my first sew along such a success, to the folks who participated in the sew along and the folks who followed our progress every week, every step of the way. I had the best time, I hope you did too!!

PS Don't forget to check out Monique's blog for her first Fat Quarter Winners Book Tour post, my first book tour day is tomorrow!!
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44 comments:

  1. Crazy Beautiful!! They all came out so good! Congrats to all the quilters that made it to the finish line.

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  2. Congrats to everyone! Each and every one of them is beautiful! I love seeing one pattern done by a group to see how each is different and how each quilter makes it "theirs". It's hard to pick a favorite!

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  3. I can't wait to finish mine. I am still working on my Ohio Star blocks. I am loving the process and can't wait to be back from Ohio this weekend to really work on it next week and finish it so I can enjoy the quilt.

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  4. They are all so beautiful! I love seeing the same pattern in different fabrics and colors. So interesting!

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  5. It is astonishing how the same pattern can have so many looks -- I didn't participate in this project, but thank you for hosting it and sharing the results!

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  6. I really enjoyed this, fun to see the quilts made in different fabrics and watch your progress thru this project
    yes it is on my ever growing list!!!!
    thanks!
    kathie

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  7. Would loved to have joined but it has been fun following everyones progress! They are beautiful!! Congratulations to all and thank you Thelma for the opportunity to follow along!

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  8. They are all so beautiful. Well done all of you.

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  9. It was fun to watch everyone's progress weekly and it was a fabulous parade!

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  10. LOL, Thelma! This is the second quilt I've turned a block sideways in this year!! Thanks for helping me camouflage it! LOL You been a fabulous host -- not just encouraging us all but posting the wonderful details that have made this so much fun to follow and participate in!! I wanna make every color I've seen!! :-D Great, great fun -- AND all without adding a UFO to the pile! VERY cool! What's next!!?
    Blessings,
    Mary Lou

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  11. What lovely quilts and the variety in the way they look is spectacular! Congratulations to all and applause, applause!

    Hugs!

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  12. Magnificent!! Each and everyone of these quilts...stunning! Well done quilters!
    P

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  13. These quilts are all great! One is more beautiful than the other - I wish I could see them all in person. :-) Congratulations to everyone who made an Eventide quilt and Thelma, thank you for hosting this quilt-a-long! I loved all your posts about it.

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  14. Beautiful job everyone!! I've really enjoyed watching everyones progress, thank you Thelma for organizing and sharing this quilt along. This pattern is on my to do list, I just wish there were more hours in the day :)

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  15. Congratulations everyone, what a fabulous parade! It's amazing how many variations of quilts there are when the same pattern is used but different fabric lines. All of them are just beautiful.

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  16. Applause, applause - I hope all the participant take a bow - their quilts are beautiful and stunning.

    You should take a bow, as well, for being a fabulous stitch along hostess.

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  17. Thank you! Thank you, Thelma!

    You have been a most gracious host and your oganization skills and organized post are much appreciated. Thank you for your invested time in this quilt along. Many, many thanks!

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  18. Wonderful inspiration! When are you going to have another sew along?

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  19. Thanks for the pictures. Seeing a pattern in so many different beautiful fabrics is inspirational.

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  20. Thank you! No, seriously... thank YOU! And all of the YOUs who participated, finished, started, are almost there - the quilts are gorgeous!

    And the variations! Hey, wait! Let's have a quilt exhibit! We can call it Infinite Variety... huh? That was already done? Okay, never mind... except that this one just might be better. :)

    Great job, Thelma!

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  21. Thelma, you made this sew along a huge success with the time and effort you were willing to invest. You were so encouraging...a personal cheerleader for each of the participants! Congrats on all of the beautiful variations on the theme and on so many on-time finishes! Jan

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  22. It is so great to see all the quilts together in all different color variations. I just love them all.

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  23. Wonderful wonderful wonderful!! I love all the different fabric choices and they are all gorgeous. Congratulations to all these great quilters.

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  24. Thanks for sharing all the lovely quilts--fun to see how different, yet lovely, they all look!

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  25. Congradulations, all of your quilts turned out so beautiful!

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  26. What a wonderful parade Thelma ! Everyones quilts are just amazing !!! THANK YOU for hosting this wonderful sew- along! You are such a inspiration. I would have never finished Eventide if it was not for you.

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  27. Wow these are amazing!! What beautiful color combinations. So creative.

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  28. What a beautiful parade of quilts Thelma! Congratulations to everyone who accomplished this quilt! Each one of them is just as gorgeous as the next one! I kept scrolling down and thinking... oooh, I love this one, oooh, I love this one too!!! Thank you for hostessing the challenge, I wouldn't have gotten it done without you! (my Eventide post is up now)

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  29. Thanks, Thelma, for hosting this amazing quilt along and parade! The pattern is fabulous, and I love to see all the variations in different fabrics!

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  30. Goodness, all the quilts are so beautiful! I love seeing all the variety. Thelma, thanks for organizing this sew along. I wasn't able to participate this time because of family reasons, but I'm excited for the next project! (hint hint)
    I woke up this morning and thought, "It's Eventide Tuesday!" Now my Tuesdays won't be quite so inspring. Awesome job everyone!

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  31. Enjoyed seeing the parade of quilts! You did a wonderful job inspiring and posting pics of the quilts. It was interesting seeing the different fabrics everyone used and how that changed the look of the quilt. Miss Rosie's patterns are always so well written and easier to follow. I have to get the pattern and this quilt.

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  32. Cindy T from TulsaApril 5, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    I have eagerly looked forward to my "Thelma Tuesdays"! It was such a delight to see so many same patterned yet unique quilts come together.

    Thank you very much for organizing this wonderful sew-along.

    It has been an inspiration to me to follow everyone's progress.

    I applaud every quilter and their fantastic creations!

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  33. I got more excited each week to see the progress of each participating quilter. Makes me want to jump into the next sew along. Thanks for making such interesting blogs about the endeavors of others!!! To each of the quilters... BRAVO for your effort and the beauty you created.

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  34. Just gorgeous! You all deserve a big pat on the back! I told you I'd be kicking myself for not finding the pattern and sewing with y'all~ and I am! I love all the stars! Congratulations Thelma on a great sew-along!

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  35. What an absolutely spectacular parade...thank you for sharing all of these beautiful quilts with us.

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  36. I missed the deadline but I had a good reason! (see blog) I just wanted to thank you for this, it's been such a blast to be part of even for a short time. I'll send a comment when I'm done, I'm so tickled with how it's looking!

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  37. Wonderful parade! I didn't finish...but I so appreciate the sew along for getting me started on this terrific project! Beautiful quilts, every one!

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  38. What a wonderful quilt show - thanks for sharing all the projects!

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  39. Such a variety of looks from one pattern. I enjoyed the parade.

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  40. Beautiful parade! I loved seeing everyone's progress throughout the weeks. Also, I received the fat 1/8 bundle. Thank you!

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  41. Wonderful & very inspirational parade.
    Thank you so much, Thelma, for this great idea and... you have a Google translator top right on my blog...hint ! :)

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  42. There are some wonderful quilts quilts in this parade, I enjoyed seeing how different they all look considering they started from the same point.

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  43. Thank you so much for hosting the quilt along! The camaraderie and support and joy were just a wonderful way to spring into spring. I so looked forward to Tuesdays to see everyone's progress. You're the best!

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