Wednesday, May 6

The finished quilt top for Emma's Hope!

The quilt top for the Emma's Hope fundraiser is finished! I used every single block that was sent to me! I bought a blue fabric and cut it into 1-1/4" strips and used that to set each block apart. I really love the end result! When it was finished, I could hardly wait to take a picture. I took several shots to get the best photo I could. In fact, I took several shots before I noticed the problem in the upper right hand corner. See that?

Yep, I managed to sew the fan block in the wrong direction. It took only a few minutes to rip it out and sew it in correctly, but I marveled at the fact that I took so many photos and it took me so long to notice my error! LOL!! Here it is after I fixed my mistake.

This afternoon, I took the quilt top to Connie, my Postlady, who will deliver it to the church ladies in Plato for the hand-quilting. She was so pleased with the finished quilt top. After the quilting is done, Connie will do the binding. The corners will be rounded and I think it will look awesome. I loved the variety of blocks that came in and I was amazed at how well they all complemented each other. As previously posted, I chose to make one large quilt from the blocks and a smaller quilt that will be a memento for the family. I got that top sewn together, too. I am going to do some embroidery and some other embellishment to the top and then I'll finish this one. When that's all done, I'll tell you why I selected and positioned blocks as I did. I'll also tell you exactly who made each block.
I kept almost every envelope and can tell you that blocks came from England, Australia, Canada and the states of Texas, California, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Delaware, North Dakota, Alabama, Missouri, Ohio, New Jersey, Oregon, Utah, and Minnesota!!! That's a photo of my "filing system". In addition, I took a photo of each block with the envelope from the sender so that I would be able to accurately identify who made what block(s). The newspaper article was one that was published a few weeks ago in our local paper. You can see Emma's photo and you can also go to http://www.hopeforsweetemma.com/ for further information.
I thought I'd also include a picture of Connie, Emma's grandma, and my Postlady. This was taken last summer when my grandson, Jacob, and I were taking Brown Bear for a visit around Henderson and photo-taking ops. :-)
SO, with the Emma's quilt off to be hand-quilted, I will move on to the next project - getting caught up on posting and loading photos to my blog!!!
Here's a peek at a quilt top that I was "gifted" with on my visit to Iowa last week. You'll find out it's origin and I'll take a full view photo to share in my next post. Til then.........it's lights out and off to bed.
I'm beginning to think I should sign my posts.........
The NightOwl!
Sandi


18 comments:

Kritta22 said...

Wow! That turned out awesome!!!

I love that you totally missed the fan while sewing it. SOunds like something I would do!!!

You are so talented!

Pat said...

Sandi...you did a job that was BEYOND outstanding. You have a good heart and extremely talented hands!!!

Crispy said...

Oh Sandi, that turned out just beautiful!! Thank you for organizing this project and putting all that work into it. I'm sure it will raise a goodly sum of money for Emma.

Crispy (I would have noticed the error AFTER the quilting was done LOL).

Kaye said...

Sandi, what an awesome job you did putting that quilt together. You are truly blessed- with talented hands and we are blessed by your generous heart.

W. Latane Barton said...

The quilt turned out great. I know that you put it together with a caring heart and that makes it very special.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Sandi, that quilt is such a work of art! I love the sashing you used between the blocks. I'm anxious to read about the little quilt and the meaning behind the placement of the blocks.

Nice job!

MGM

Ida13 said...

It's so wonderfull,what you all did!

xashee's corner said...

You ladies ROCK!!!! GREAT job on the quilt!! :) Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

FabricsNQuilts said...

The quilt is strikingly beautiful! They work so well together and I love the arrangement! Blessings for all that have a hand in this project!

Dori said...

Awesome quilt and a beautiful job you did! Dori

Heather said...

Sandi, it is just gorgeous!! You did a wonderful job. It just radiates the love that went into it... :)

Rhonda said...

Wow the quilt turned out great. Emma's Hope is truly a work of art. You get 2 thumbs up!!!

Connie W said...

Oh, gotta LOVE that quilt! So so pretty.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Lovely lovely lovey. All your efforts are worth it. It is a beautiful work of art with so much history in it already.

GeeGee said...

What an amazing job you did in assembling this quilt. Thank you for organizing this project and all your work in bringing it to fruition.

You are a blessing and inspiration to all of us.

Gina said...

Stunning work. Marvellous

Lindsey said...

Soooo beautiful....it is truly lovely....hey, love that new banner,

JuliaB said...

Hi Sandi! The quilt looks FAB!! Will you post a pic when it is quilted and bound? Can't wait to read more. So amazing that the blocks came from so many corners of the globe! What a special quilt indeed. I am really glad I sent my blocks to you! xx

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