Friday, July 22, 2011

Gratitude


Thanks to Tonya for getting me going on this orphan block quilt!  And to her Word Play book for the letters.  The Liberated Log Cabin blocks are from my first class with Gwen Marston, and the applique block is from a class with Gwen this spring.  The quilt measures 51 x 51".

47 comments:

Michele said...

Oh wow, so cool in every way!

Chris said...

Somehow you have taken disparate parts and put them together like it was "meant to be". Love it!

Clare said...

Isn't it great to have such lovely friends. Lovely colours.

Lisa said...

Love it! Your colors are wonderful and I love your letters. Aren't they fun to make!?!!

fancystitching said...

I LOVE what you have done with this orphan block! No time to jump on the "liberated" band wagon right now, but you surely have tempted me to do so!
KAT

Sharon said...

I love everything about this piece. The plaid in the inner border, the spool blocks, the little piece of polka dot fabric, the word, WOW! Congrats on a fabulous finish. Are you going to hand quilt this?

Quiltycat said...

Wonderful!...great, great job! I love it!

Jan said...

Oh, it's really wonderful - I hope that Gwen sees it!

shellysquilts said...

Hey LeeAnn, LOVE IT! Well done my friend! A very happy piece!

Nicky said...

It is so colourful - so much going on and a bit wild! Great quilt!

Sharon said...

This is fantastic! I love the spark of the plaid and the print in the word amidst all the solids. How cool that it all went together so beautifully. Very fun! And isn't it fun to work together with a friend? Priceless.

Kathleen C. said...

What a wonderfully free and cheerful quilt you've made. I'm also a big fan of Gwen Marston and only dream of attending her workshop :); her books are among my favorites.
Your center block will inspire me to make an applique folk art style block, free style of course. Thanks for sharing your quilt.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Your color choices are fabulous. A happy quilt!

Kim said...

Love it!
Makes me appreciate one more time the power of solids to make a gorgeous quilt. Such a nice job LeeAnn.

Happy Sewing

Quiltdivajulie said...

Fantastic ... love every part of it!!!

MB in MI said...

It's a treasure!

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love this quilt. What a wonderful way to use those orphan blocks. Love the "gratitude" and the off center flowers. Beautiful!

Mary Keasler said...

You've done it again. Your brilliant ability to put all those piece together is astonishing. I adore this one.

Donna~~ said...

Great combination--really works together!

YankeeQuilter said...

Really like how this one came together...a bit of Gwen, a bit Tonya and a lot of you!

Helen said...

I love, love, love this quilt!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

so fun!! love it's off center placement! very cool. you rock!

Anonymous said...

I love what you did by combining the blocks from the two workshops together. Very nice.

Julie Fukuda said...

Way to go!

Ann Champion said...

I absolutely LOVE this quilt! :)

Tonya Ricucci said...

completely fantastic! love it love it love it!

Rachaeldaisy said...

51 square inches of absolute fabulousness!!

meli B said...

Love the way you have put it together. Looks like all the pieces were made for each other.

Nancy said...

Nice! I'm a Gwen fan, too. She has a new book coming out next month, "37 Sketches". Can't wait!

Kathie said...

oh I just love this quilt
made me smile as soon as I opened up your blog.
ok Gratitude love that word...
and the liberated blocks around the quilt off center just perfect....
but the plaid flower pot and tulips perfect !
thanks for sharing, now I can't wait to see how you quilt this one...
oh and a shopping trip to PA to build up my collection of solids is on the agenda....
I feel a series/ collection of solid quilts coming
Have a great Sunday!
Kathie

Cathy said...

Absolutely fabulous quilt Nifty, love that vase in the middle esp. Nice that you were mentioned on Kathies blog too. xo

Janet said...

Well done! It's a fun, fantastic quilt. You are so comfortable and competent with solids that every quilt you make with them is truly wonderful.

Frog Quilter said...

Your quilt makes me SMILE from ear to ear!!! LOVE IT!

Selvage Quilter said...

You make the niftiest quilts :)

Juliann said...

I love this. I was just looking at some bits and pieces that I thought would make a fun orphan quilt. This might be just the inspiration I needed.

lola ruiz said...

So charming and loving!!. Solids here look truly beautiful. I love the center piece.

Karen said...

Oh how I love this quilt!!!! I have just finished my upper case letters from the book and will start soon on the lower case ones. I hope to use some in a quilt soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jackie said...

I am in love with this quilt!! Just gorgeous!!

Barb said...

What a fabulous quilt!

Nyima said...

Fantastic quilt in every way.
I am grateful it that it graces our life in quilt world.

Carmiña said...

Hello,
I love your quilt, the pot of flowers, the colors...

Barb said...

great and happy quilt!!

Andrea, the little collector said...

How wonderful the way all the different parts came together! Beautiful!

Sandra Kaye said...

OOOooo, I just love your gratitude quilt. Nice job. I'm new to blogland and having a blast checking out all the quilt blogs. Yours is wonderful. --hugs--Sandie

Sujata said...

LeeAnn,
It looks so wonderful! I am forever in awe with your talent!
Wish there was more time!

Sherri ~ daintytime said...

It's so beautiful. You did a terrific job with this. It exudes gratitude!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Marvelous quilt, great color, great design, and the unexpected is there as well. Very fun.
And thanks for the Sisters Show photos.
best, nadia