Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Patchwork Party 2007 - Part One . . .

Are you familiar with Patchwork Party Quilts? It's kind of like an online shop hop/block of the month combination. A group of twelve online quilt shops each offer a sampler block using the same family of fabrics. You have a couple of months to visit each shop and purchase their block. Each shop also offers a finishing kit, with each shop creating their own design. I participated in Patchwork Party 2007 Fall Edition. The blocks are made using Marti Michell templates. I figured while I was making one block I might as well get some extra fabric and make two. With Marti Michell it's all about the cutting.

This quilt is called" Snowbird Migration". The finishing kit was created by Creative Quilts and the pattern designed by Rose Wojnar. The fabric is "Home for the Holidays" by Faye Burgos for Marcus Brothers.

A few times I have mentioned my Lessons Learned Journal, and how one project taught me to pay attention to the size of a quilt before I start. This is the quilt that taught me that lesson. It is 112 x 120. I started this project in January 2008, and finished two different kits by the end of February. I just got it back from the quilter. She did a custom job that's amazing, it was worth the wait.

Each sampler block is surrounded by red sashing, then black sashing, then the flying geese. Each one of these large sampler blocks finish at 26 x 26. You think I would have noticed that these were rather large blocks but the size of this quilt really didn't hit me until I started sewing these large blocks together.

Here's a little close-up of some of the quilting.

Friday I'll post pictures of the other quilt I made using these same sampler blocks.

Patchwork Party Fall 2009 is going on right now.

This is quilt #29.


  1. I love this quilt! I didn't get a finishing kit for that PP and regret it, but oh well.
    I started to participate in this one but after getting a few blocks, and really doing the math, that it was just too much. They are so tempting though.

  2. Wow, Thelma, you do some amazing quilts. You don't pick easy patterns, do you? ;-)) Not only that, but you did them so quickly. The custom quilting is wonderful. You are right...definitely worth the wait.

    I clicked on the link for this year. Great patterns. I like the idea of visiting the different shops, etc. and like Marti Michell's templates. I just don't think I'm ready for a project this size. Is there a time frame to participate? You never know. I may change my mind. Thanks. I look forward to seeing the second quilt you made.

  3. What intricate piecing! This quilt is amazing. Believe it or not, I have never used Marti Michell templates! You tempt me though.

  4. Whoa, that is a HUGE quilt. It always amazes me how heavy quilts are when they get that big. It's beautiful. The quilting is gorgeous for sure, but the piecing is great too. You did a wonderful job.

  5. This is a gorgeous quilt, and the quilting is wonderful. What a treasure!


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