Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Little Progress and a Lot of Fabric


The webs are mostly done.  


And I made 40 more kite shapes, with 40 more to go.
It's a good thing they only take 15 minutes!



Meanwhile, I've been opening the mailbox to find the most wonderful vintage fabrics!

From Brenda in Canada and Marian in Utah

Marian is Em's mom, and also sent this box of squares.
From Bonnie in Michigan and Janet in Yukon Territory

From Theodora in Greece

From Cheryl in Illinois

From Rachel in Australia

From Wanda in Illinois


I am constantly amazed by quilt-makers generosity and support.  Is it all the sewing that makes you so nice?  Or is it that only the nicest people make quilts?





27 comments:

regan said...

This quilt is spectacular! I love everything about it!

Elaine M said...

WOW! Love this quilt.

Julie Fukuda said...

That quilt is so beautiful! I believe quilters are just nice people.

Kathie said...

wow amazing fabrics, lucky you!
take a 2.5" square from each one and make a quilt
I am in love with your spider web quilt...it has been so fun watching this quilt grow. I love hat bright lime green outside ring one in the middle left and the pink/red across on the right...it was fun just looking at all of them
in the kits that big fun daisy print is just so happy!
Kathie !

Nicky said...

Beautiful quilt !

I think birds of a feather flock together and as you are so nice you attract like minded people!

Teodo said...

MERAVIGLIOSO, amazing.
ciao ciao Linda

Sujata Shah said...

LeeAnn,

The spiderweb is gorgeous..
My head is exploding as we speak!

Theodora quilts said...

That will be something to look at when done well even now it looks beautiful ,the vintage quilt will also be real pretty with all the fabrics you go from all over,I didn't recognize mine the way you placed them and the photo they looked foreign to me at first glance you make everything look better LOL. have a nice sewing day.

Exuberant Color said...

The spiderweb quilt is looking terrific!

I agree with Nicky and in her words:
I think birds of a feather flock together and as you are so nice you attract like minded people!

I can't believe the variety of vintage fabrics that you got. What fun that will be with your 2 quilts.

Kim said...

Ditto what Nicky said, plus I think you have to be a good friend to have good friends.

I'm so excited for you on how this quilt is coming together! How big will it be? Every addition of webs and kites just makes it better and better! It's just plain terrific!

Happy Sewing out there where it is still cold and raining.

Bonnie Hull said...

First, and most importantly, your own generosity is coming back to you ten fold...secondly, if everybody sends you some fabric, they have room to get a little more? xo

Anonymous said...

I love to share and exchange fabrics,but my limitations are the mailing costs. so if you come see me in Winnipeg, Canada, I'm going to share some more. these fabrics are all a blast from the past. are you going to mix them all togther?

Miki Willa said...

I absolutely love the quilt. I am extremely impressed by the amount of work, and the level of difficulty you have undertaken in this project. I am also very impressed by the level of generosity of other quilters all the time. What a great world to be part of.

Grazia said...

your spiderweb quilt is gorgeous!!!
My next quilt will be something like this...I swear!
Ciao
Grazia ;)

Karen said...

Fabulous quilt!!!! I've never done one, but you make me want to put it on my list :).

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

It's looking great. If you make a few extra blocks, you could make some mini quilts with them.

Janet said...

What a sensational quilt, It's just amazing. The fabrics you've recieved are wonderful, how very generous your friends are.

Marit said...

Love how your quilt is coming together! It's a total riot of colors...
And your stash of vintage fabric is gorgeous, how nice to swap with like minded treasure hunters.
; )

Look forward to se more of both of these, the quilt and the stash!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Beautiful! Of course! You just make beautiful quilts!! love all your antique swap fabrics... that's drool worthy! and of course I love the 15 minutes!

Magpie Sue said...

What a fabulous collection of vintage pieces you have accumulated through your swap!

Bonnie said...

Despite your concerns at the start of this project. The Spider Webs have turned out fabulous.

Wow! What of bonanza of fabrics. What fun to work with them.

Barb said...

really looks awesome!
love the vintage fabrics -lucky you!

Victoria said...

Amazing. Your spider webs just make my jaw drop. True dedication and such talent!!

Cathy at PotterJotter said...

Have really loved looking around your blog at these fabrics and your quilts. I take my inspiration for my work from textiles, and so this has all been great for me. xCathy

Sharon said...

Wow, that spiderweb quilt just blows my mind! It's amazing. And thanks for sharing your progress. It's fun to "watch" it grow.

You have gotten such an incredible amount of vintage fabrics. Who would've guessed there was that much left? And it stuns me how much of it I recognize!

And yes, I believe quilters are just nice people. All of the ones I've met certainly are!

Jackie said...

ACK!! I AM IN LOVE!!

carina said...

Amazing so beautiful