Monday, April 4, 2011

Back Home . . . .

Lifetime Quilt # 60 is home from the quilter!

Welcome Home A Mazing Abundance! My quilter thought a simple all over design with plenty of curves is what this quilt with all its straight lines needed, I have to agree.

The fabric I used was Simple Abundance by Bonnie and Camille for Moda and my favorite fabric from that whole line is on the back.

Perfect timing, I was ready for a change in my bedroom.

It's hard to tell in these pictures, but the background fabric is a green on cream print that is perfect for this time of year, when things are starting just to turn green around my yard.

This quilt is still such a surprise for me, I just love it, unexpectedly so, and I can't even tell you why!! There's just something about that fabric married with that pattern, sometimes it's just as simple as that.

All I need now is a big square pillow made from the scraps that I saved from this project right in the middle of those two red shams! Maybe I'll get to that next week, stay tuned for an update!

Tomorrow's Tuesday, Eventide Tuesday, and not just any Eventide Tuesday, it's the big reveal, all the finished Eventides will be parading across my blog, don't miss it!

If you're a Eventide Sew Along finisher, make sure you send me a picture or link to your blog of your finished quilt if you've not already done so, THANKS!

Julie I'm Keeping Busy in WA won this Schnibbles Bag O'Goodies from last week's Eventide post. Congratulations Julie, and thanks for following the Eventide Sew Along!

I've been asked to do a book tour for Monique Dillard's new book Fat Quarter Winners. I was happy to agree to do the book tour for several reasons; first because I met Monique last fall and found her to be a delightful person and talented quilter, also, it's Monique first book and I am just so proud and happy for her that I want to shout it from the rooftops, but only a few squirrels and deer would hear me, so I figured my blog would be a more constructive way to get the word out, and and finally, I love the book, it's fresh and fun.

So here's how it's going work, me and a few other bloggers have selected a pattern from the book and plan to dedicate one day each week the month of April blogging about our quilt. We also plan to blog about Monique's book, throw in a tutorial, add a giveaway, Bob's Your Uncle and we have a book tour. Mondays are Nicole's at Sister Choice days to blog. So pop on over to Nicole's blog and read her first official post for the Fat Quarter Winners Book Tour!

See ya right back here tomorrow for the Parade, the forecast is for a perfect day!


  1. Love the quilt!! It looks fantastic on your bed! You are right, you need to make an accent pillow to throw right in the middle of everything. Hurry!

  2. Looking forward to seeing the pillow you make. Love this quilt on your bed!

    I'm looking forward to the Eventide wrap up. I've really enjoyed seeing everyones progress.

  3. Oh Thelma I love your A Mazing Abundance! Can't wait to see the pillow. It looks wonderful on your bed with the red. That's my favorite piece of fabric from that line too...just love it!
    I'm looking forward to the blog tour of Monique's book.

  4. Looking forward to the blog tour of the new book! Also...wonderful NEW finished quilt...just love a great finish!

  5. Looking forward to the parade and the book tour

  6. A Mazing Abundance is just gorgeous! I have loved that quilt since you first pieced it!! That was in the height of my lurking. Lol! Now that it's quilted, it's shot up to super star status! Love it!

  7. Your A Mazing Abundance quilt looks awesome! Why did I think you were getting Route 44 back? Looking forward to tomorrow's parade of Eventide finishes - hopefully the skies will be clear enough that I can get a picture of mine.

  8. So much excitement and not enough hours in the day! Sounds like a fun blog hop!

  9. Love your version of Ashcombe, Amazing Abundance. I got mine back from Carrie a couple of weeks ago - it's definitely a favorite.

    Looking forward to the Book Tour of Monique's new book.

  10. Gorgeous finish! I just love this!! The quilting is perfect for it. And it looks so pretty across the foot of your bed!

  11. Thelma A MAZING ABUNDANCE is just gorgeous on your bed ! Just perfect for your bed. I am looking forward to seeing the pillow you make.

    WHOO HOOO! Eventide parade tomorrow! I'll be there

  12. Beautiful quilt Thelma! :-) Have a happy day!

  13. Your quilt is fabulous! And, I definitely like your fabric of choice.

  14. Thelma,
    Beautiful! A pillow would be perfect!


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