Monday, September 8, 2014

It's Me Seeing You In September

After a long, long, long break from blog hopping, it's time for my day of
SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!
Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt got us working all summer on three projects of our choosing.
Shari at Living With Purpose is cheering us on and keeping us organized.
Thanks to both of them!

Project #1

With the big scare of losing some of our favorite gingham, we had to include gingham in one 
of our projects just to show Riley Blake that we LOVE their gingham!  
I used Riley Blake's aqua color gingham and dots to make this ruffled chevron quilt.

While I was looking for a good spot at the park to take a picture, a mom and her two kids
volunteered to help hold up the quilt. They didn't even know me, but they were so nice!

I love how willing this boy was to help...his little sister was adorable, too!

I added a little ric rac above the ruffle and straight stitched a gazillion rows to quilt it.

Project #2

While going through all my stash I found a huge section of Moda Turnovers that I'd sewn
together long, long ago. I added a couple borders, straight stitch quilted it, and got the binding on.
It's a perfect size to hide under while watching my favorite TV series "The Walking Dead."

Bella thinks I made it for her.

Project #3

I saw a quilt on the wall at Quilted Works and just knew I HAD to make it. 
It is called Front Porch by Jan Patek, but mine does not look exactly like hers.
(I have a problem following directions, so mine is just a tad different.)

The Other Front Porch Quilt

Here's my hubby braving a 12-foot drop to CONCRETE just to hang my quilt for a photo.
He was wearing flip flops while crawling across boulders to secure the quilt, so I might have
gasped a few times when he almost slipped. I envisioned a trip to the emergency room or worse!


With his work done, he waited patiently for me to take the photos. What a guy!

I've never made a quilt with this many applique pieces...there were 1000's of pieces I'm sure!
The size is about 74" x 98" and almost all the fabrics were from my stash.

Quilted Works did their usual amazing job of quilting it with stars and swirls. Love it!

A Color Me Happy Giveaway!
I bought this little treat at Quilt Taffy's...I love that store!
10" squares cut in half make 42 triangle slices!

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Look who else wants to show you what they've been working on:


Plus, Riley Blake's Flannel Exhibition Blog Tour is at Deonn's today:
September 9 - Quiltscapes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

112 comments:

Doris Rice said...

Oh my gosh, I'd give my right arm for that summer quilt. Ok, maybe not (I couldn't quilt if I did) but I LOVE it. Of course, the gingham quilt is so sweet and my color too! A lovely finish on the turnovers. You've outdone yourself again!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I fell in love with the gingham and then the HSTs and then you just had to throw the Americana at me - OIY!! Bless all your helps - 4 legged and 2 legged, young and old.

Carla said...

It's so hard to leave a short comment when you have 3 amazing quilts. I'm in love with your gazillion lines of quilting. All 3 projects are stupendous works of art. Love your pictures and all the help you received. You are marvelous my dear.

Createology said...

I am so in awe of your quilting prowess. three amazing quilts is truly Creative Quilting Bliss. Thank you sew very much for sharing and hopping.

Judy B said...

Gingham and ruffles, oh my! Love the appliqué quilt, my type of quilt making. Thank you for sharing your beautiful summer projects.

Anita said...

Wow! So many great projects!
The Other Front Porch Quilt is just amazing; fantastic job!

Linda said...

A beautiful quilt , love the ruffle.

Heleen Groot said...

WOW! All three quilts look amazing. I especially love the Other Door Quilt (and not even due to your husbands antics). You did a lot!Thank you for sharing. And to make you smile....I am a follower (and have been a long time, happily)!

Gill said...

Three fabulous quilts - my favourite is the last one!

Vickie said...

The applique quilt is just gorgeous and what a neat place to take the pictures. I like how your husband is just standing there waiting...what a great guy ! Your ruffled, gingham, dotted, zig zag, gazillion lines of stitches is pretty awesome ! You accomplished much this summer !

QuiltSue said...

I love your quilts, specially the ruffled one. You have a very brave husband!

Shari said...

One word sums it up...WOW. Wow three times for each quilt...wow for your new friends at the park...and wow for hubby's courage; waaaayyy too high for me. Love them all Carol!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Woo Hoo three large projects and they are all so very cool. And you had so many cute helpers including the 4 legged one.

charlotte said...

I love your gingham quilt., Such a great color. You hubby gets the award, though, for most daring quilt hanger.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I love the red white and blue of your front porch quilt, with a more muted colourway. Does your husband know you didn't crop him out of the picture? ;)

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Wow, such gorgeous quilts!! Your husband is seriously brave and devoted lol!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

wonderful quilts Carol!! Each one is unique and gorgeous

Mdm Samm said...

Is this all you got done lol....my word Carol they are all pretty amazing..the gingham quilt is by far striking ...the applique quilt stunning..the hat colourful....photos spectacular.

Carol said...

The 3 quilts are all amazing! The aqua gingham and dots with the ruffle--love it! The HSTs with a totally different look--very neat! The Front Porch quilt--love the applique and want to make it! Thanks for sharing such beautiful work, as you always do!

Jeanie said...

Oh my... you certainly were a busy gal! That gingham quilt is just so peaceful and happy. It will bring a little summer back to your mind when winter approaches. Bella looks great on HER quilt. Hope she has many sweet dreams while she's wrapped up in it's loveliness. And the applique... love it! I have never done anything so large with applique. (And please tell your DH to wear some tennis shoes when the two of you go on a photo shoot!) Thanks for sharing!

Alice Ronne said...

Beautiful quilts! It's always nice to make new friends and I'm sure those kids will love telling how they helped you. Yes, tennis shoes would be preferred for your next photo shoot. Thanks for the giveaway! akronne17 at gmail dot com

Carol Stearns said...

I love how you share! And that quilt is awesome.

KathyinMN said...

Of course that quilt is for Bella!

I love that you take your quilts out for pictures. I need to do the same before I give them away. The applique one is amazing, congrats on the finishes.

celticwoman55 said...

I just love gingham!! (sandybailey55@hotmail.com)

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

As always, your projects amaze!! Lovely job :)

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
You made three amazing quilts, Carole.
I love all three. You can mail them to my house, okay?
My hubby does NOT wear flip flops, but my younger son in law does (the one married to Elizapuff) He wears them all the time.
That drain is cool. Your hubb could have gotten bit by a snakie walking around on those rocks.
I hope you made him a big treat when you got home!!! !!!!!
I miss my old blog hopping life.
Thanks for sharing your inpirational creativity

tink's mom said...

Your husband is the greatest! OK so the strangers were pretty great too. Now on to your quilts, stunning. The gingham is so bright and cheery and the turnovers are just snuggly looking and then there is the beautiful applique.

Scrapatches said...

Carol ... you always inspire me with a new idea and your work is sew wonderful. I love the chevron gingham quilt ... especially the placement of the ruffle. I am going to be "borrowing" this idea for the future. Imitation is the highest form of flattery, right? Gotta keep up with all the other ladies ... ;)

What a guy! ... What a quilt!

Bella looks very cozy on her pretty quilt.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful summer ... :) Pat

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Quilts. I like the bicycle in the Home quilt. I am also glad no one was injured in the making and photographing of these quilts. :-)

Cathy said...

Oh my! Your hubby is a brave soul. The pictures are lovely. Very nice work, like always.

krislovesfabric said...

I love the idea of ricrac to hold a ruffle, beautiful...and I totally get not following directions, I'm right there with you. Your quilt is beautiful and you and the designer are the only ones who know the difference...maybe it has been improved? I am particularly taken with the watermelon. I have not tried the zombie show...hmmmm...

Lana said...

Your Aqua Gingham quilt is so sweet! The colors...that ruffle!!! Oh my!
And doesn't it feel wonderful to finish a project that has been on the list for a while...GREAT JOB! Your work and quilts are always to perfect...but that last one...as we say in Texas...YOU DONE GOOD GIRL!

Needled Mom said...

What a guy!!!!! You did such a fabulous job on your applique quilt and it looks awesome hanging like that for its photoshoot.

Love the gingham too with that sweet ruffle. Nice work on all three projects!

mary pat van schyndel said...

Your gingham quilt is just adorable. I love the addition of the ruffle, it really adds that special touch.

Cass Cusack said...

Your applique quilt is stunning, I love appliqué! And what a brave husband you have

Quilting Tangent said...

Interesting places of displaying your quilts and thanks to your 2 assistants.
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Nancy said...

Carol your work is always so Gorgeous!! Aqua & Ruffles stole my heart!! How many years does it take to have that much stash, one almost completed and one with a gazillion(glad I am not the only one that uses this word!) pieces! I would be cross eyed and everything would end up in the wrong place! Are you in the Quilter's Hall of Fame yet???
Thanks for sharing all your Stunning Quilts!!
Huggs, Nancy

Linda said...

Your quilts are just jaw dropping! I can't believe you got so much done!!

Linda said...

Your quilts are just jaw dropping! I can't believe you got so much done!!

Anonymous said...

Your work is always outstanding. The gingham one is my favorite because it's different. You're husband is awesome too. Thanks for sharing.
Rosemary

The Slow Quilter said...

Carol, the ginham and poka dots look great together and what a man will do for his woman to risk life and limb to hang a quilt is just wonderful love. i also love the HST quilt. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work and the give a way.

Julie in WA said...

Yesterday I thought gingham and polka dots were a match made in heaven, but today you added Ric Rac...and Oh, I think I love it even better!!! The ruffle is so girly, and the quilting almost looks like ruching. Fabulous!

Abbigail said...

What our sweeties go through for us! LOL! Beautiful quilts...as always!

Katherine said...

What gorgeous quilts you've made this summer, Carol! I'm totally smitten with the gingham and dot quilt in aqua. :o)

What an awesome hubby you have to help you out! I admit to holding my breath just looking at the pics and then when you said he was wearing flip flops... eek.

Gmama Jane said...

Carol, you are such a wonderful quilter! Your gingham project has all the right stuff...especially the ruffle! I've done most of my quilts lately with simple straight line and straight line echo quilting and I really like the results. You always are one of my favorites!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Wonderful projects. I love the ruffle on the first quilt. The last quilt is truly amazing.

Marit Johanne said...

You have really been busy this summer. All of them are beautiful quilts! My favorite is the Front Porch quilt :)
I am glad your husband didn't slip and fall!

Regina said...

Don't you just love those triangle Turnover pre-cuts?! I just hate that they are so hard to come by. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Leah said...

Love the gingham and dots together! All your quilts are fabulous. Great colors and patterns.

Farm Quilter said...

You had a very busy summer!!! Love how helpful the family in the park was and how brave your hubby is!!! Your quilts are amazing - love them all!!! Your straight line quilting is perfect, as usual!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win such beautiful fabric!

Jane's Quilting said...

Congratulations on the WOW factor....well deserved, that quilt is beautiful! I love how you accented it. Your appliqué quilt is equally beautiful. Did you do the appliqué by hand? I like the fabric choices, the colors come together perfectly.

KaHolly said...

Just delightful - enjoyed your post so very much. I almost split a gut when I scrolled to the picture of your husband helping hang that beautiful quilt! I am making a chevron quilt right now for a twin size bed and I appreciated seeing how you finished yours. Very impressive.

Susie Q said...

Hi Carol, I love your projects especially the Jan Patek quilt. Thanks for the sweet Giveaway, Hugs, Susie x

Anonymous said...

You have been busy. I love the blue gingham quilt! Beautiful! Thanks!

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toniaconner said...

Absolutely beautiful work, can't pick a favorite one. But love the ruffel on the gingham one. Sweet. Hubby is bound to be a keeper.

Joyce Carter said...

Your quilts are amazing, Carol (and so is your hubby.) I really love the applique quilt. Well done!

Lori said...

Your husband is great. I have a similar type. The very best. Your projects are fantastic. So much creative work. Thanks for sharing. Oh I am now following on FB

Charlene McCain said...

You never cease to amaze me with your talent! Love all your projects, but my favorite is the gingham. Beautiful work on all three.

Martina said...

Oh wow, amazing!!! Looove your projects and especially the picture with your helper! Great what these men in our live do for us...lol!

LJ said...

Love seeing your wonderful quilts. "Be still my heart!"...that's what I felt when seeing your pictures and your husband way up there...Yikes!! That quilt makes me think 4th of July - great work. Carol, your gingham quilt is fabulous and perfectly paired with the aqua dots. You have the best ideas! Thanks for making the day extra special.

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

Three wonderful projects, the gingham I quilt is amazing. You have an intrepid husband. I envy your ability to chose just the right colours for your quilts.

VickiT said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!! I ADORE that Chevron Gingham and Dots quilt. Please tell me there is a tutorial somewhere for that gorgeous quilt? I would love to make that myself.

Mara said...

Love your gingham quilt so very pretty in Aqua, but I am amazed at quilt #3 so many applique pieces, sounds like you did a lot of stash busting projects this summer.

Cecilia said...

Great work! I love your front port quilt the most, it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing and I'm impressed with your helpers :-)

Dorian said...

What great projects!

Janarama said...

What else can I say except absolutely stunning ... all 3!

Britt-Inger said...

I love love your adorable gingham quilt.

Erin McSweeney said...

What a beautiful applique quilt...

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nicolesender said...

I love your quilts! Especially your project #3 although Bella's choice is also awesome.

Brandy Pettit said...

Hi! I love your porch quilt, your husband's bravery, and those designs on the cement. You're awesome Carol!
~Brandy

Vickie said...

Your quilts are beautiful. I do love to go to Quilted Works they are so inspiring.

Lovelli Quilts said...

Carol, Thank you for the very kind comment which you wrote on my blog. I love your gingham project--the ruffle is such a cute idea. Your turnover project is beautiful, as is your applique quilt. You have really been busy this summer!

Sewgirl said...

What great helpers you have! Fun projects. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki H said...

Awesome quilts...all of them. Gotta love the ruffle and the summer quilt has everything summer on it. Thanks for sharing.

Christine M said...

Your aqua and white quilt is beautiful, Carol. The other projects are great too.

madebymeinred said...

I had ants in my pants waiting to see what you made. Lovely, lovely gingham quilt. Looks like a cuddler for sure. The appliqued quilt is just marvelous. I can see why you had to do it. And the HST quilt is quite nice, I like what you did on the border. Neat.

Mary Pat Callihan said...

Wow, Carol, what a trio of projects! Not to mention your crazy flip flop climbing husband! Just LOVE the gingham quilt with a ruffle ...totally my fav. Your Americana quilt is waaaayyy above anything I could ever do, so I am just admiring, admiring :)

linny said...

All 3 of your quilts are just beautiful. Thanks for offering the giveaway(especially to the other side of the world)
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Just Quilt It said...

You do such lovely work! I love the summer quilt, but also love the lovely gingham. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

evelyn said...

Wow, I love the gingham and its' beautiful quilting. Your HST quilt is just my style. Brave hubby hanging your last quilt,um, were you not afraid that it too could fall in that dirty water?

Verna G said...

What great lengths you went to to take pictures! Your husband is a brave guy! Beautiful work!

MalinisQuilts said...

Wow!these are some amazing projects! Its really hard to choose which one is my favorite.Most favorites are the first one, chevron quilt and the house one :).
Thank you for sharing!

BarbCarol said...

Obviously, your husband loves you dearly. Your work is stunning as always.

Mary Jo said...

Love all three of the quilts, but I especially love the aqua chevrons! Thanks for sharing these with us.

Kathy H said...

I love all of your quilts, I think we must like the same things. The patriotic quilt is gorgeous and so many pieces! It always gives me an extra smile when I can make a quilt with mostly stash.

Cindy said...

Beautiful quilts. Love the front porch one the best..and great pic, btw. :)

the girlfriend gap said...

Your gingham is extra ordinary.....adding the polk-a-dots....genius!!! And I love Jan Patek. l have started one of her quilt patterns. I really need to finish it now that I see yours. Thanks for the inspiration. Janita

StitchinByTheLake said...

I am so in love with your gingham quilt! Love the ruffle, love the dots, love it all! And yes your husband is a great guy! Blessings, Marlene

Theresa said...

Beautiful quilts!

Corrie said...

Gasp...Carol, those are all so fantastic. Fantastic! And your pics are awesome. So is your husband.

Catherine said...

Your appliqué is amazing and I love the one with Riley Blake gingham. May I "borrow" your husband please next time I need to hang a quilt?

Anonymous said...

First of all, I am VERY happy that your hubby did not dive into the water.... next time perhaps with better shoes, LOL? Reminds me of the japanese tourists trying to climb on our Swiss Mountains with high heels or the same shoes as your hubby.....
But but but, your turquoise gingham quilt is GORGEOUS!!!! Fanstastic, I can't add anything else, you got me, it haunts me.....

Bonnie58 said...

Beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Carol, your gingham quilt is the best! And what a busy summer you've had! I love all of your projects, but especially your project manager/holder-of-quilts!

Karen said...

I love the chevron quilt. Three of my favorites, gingham, dots and the color aqua.

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

Loved that agua giingham quilt! yessewingisfun@yahoo.com

Kathy said...

Your hubby? A keeper!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hello Carol,
nice to see you again ☺
And as always with stunning works,
3 new quilts in one blogpost wow!!!!!
The ginghanm ist lovely and very gingham *lol* The 2. quilt is wonderful too, and Bella is so cute!
The applique quilt is so beautiful and the pictures too, your DH did a great job (looks rather dangerous)
Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
Liebe Grüße
Bente

Unknown said...

Love your quilts, and husbands of quilters have to be the best husbands. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Amy said...

Utter beauty! I love them each in their own way. That appliqué quilt is so striking. Beautiful work!!

Jackie Thompson said...

I really like your projects! Your appliqué is stunning!

Mary said...

You have done it again. I love your gingham quilt. Very cute.You do have a brave husband that will hang on to quilts for you.

Teri said...

I just love your quilts......the zig zag one is just beautiful....
What a wonderful husband, but I think all quilters husbands are wonderful.....

Joan Kawano said...

Oh I don't want to be your quilt photo shoot helper! LOL! Looks way too dangerous to me! :-)
But wow what a great quilt, along with the others. You had a marvelous summer of quilting.

Karen Thurn said...

I just love the gingham chevron quilt and the way you added a ruffle. Very nice. I've never heard of turnovers. What are they?
I think I'm a reply blogger but here's my email just in case. kthurn@bektel.com

Karen said...

Wow -- three gorgeous quilts completed! I am overwhelmed.

Emily Reznechek said...

Gorgeous patterns and fabrics!
emily@reznechek.com

Rhonda R said...

Your projects are all amazing. I love the checks and dots together in the chevron quilt and the quilting really makes the chevrons pop. What a great border for your turnover quilt. Nice way to finish it. I can't say enough about the Front Porch quilt. Your colors are outstanding!

Michele said...

As usual you've again blown us all away with your fabulous projects. Of course if I had to pick a favorite, it would have to be the aqua quilt. The color is so cheerful. Nicely done.

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

All of them are beautiful,but the first one is stunning, Carol!!!
My best,
Gosia.

Quilt n Queen said...

OMGoodness!! Carol, you never cease to amaze me...3 outstanding summer sewing projects. The aqua gingham with the ruffles is spectacular. The 'Front Porch' quilt is a work of art...one that is on my 'to do list' Thanks for sharing your inspiration and for the chance to play with some some yummy triangle slices!! Happy stitching, Pauline

Linda J said...

Carol, since I am so far behind on commenting I saw your newer more recent posts on the way to this one. Not only your Halloween project (way cool, BTW) but the washed out road to your monkey boys. oh my!

Still what fun to revisit the quilts you shared on your feature day. The chevron is so sweet and feminine. With your grandboys, I can see where it was a fun project of gingham goodness. My fav is probably the one that your DH risked life and limb to help you display in a picturesque setting.