Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Girl's Quilt, Godstone Grannies and Bloggers Quilt Festival

It is a day of ta dums!  To start my Mom (Anne H) has finished embellishing her latest African themed quilt. She has worked her magic with beads, embroidery and wire. I adore all of the little girls she works into her stories. She is now working on her next quilt so I'll be sure to share it with you when it is ready for quilting!

Ta dum number two! The Girl's Quilt is finished! I just love it and I am pretty sure that she will too! I love the look of the straight lines. This is a picture of it quilted but not yet bound.

Just as I finished quilting it I received an email from Craftsy offering any class for $14.99! What a great deal so I signed up for Jacquie Gering's Creative Quilting with a Walking Foot. It was a great class and there are so many great ideas for getting creative with a walking foot. Although straight line quilting tends to be monotonous I would definitely try it again! But I digress - here is The Girl's Quilt bound and ready for giving!

Here is a quick picture of the back of The Girl's Quilt. The points of the star were made with half rectangle triangles so the star stitched up in no time flat! The star measures a whopping 20"!

And finally ta dum number three! I have two more Godstone Grannies blocks stitched together! Making good progress people! This is the second of a pair of identical blocks. Both are now stitched together. The hexagons are 3/4" in size.

This is a partial block that will be used to fill the top and bottom edges of the quilt.

Today is the last day of Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side. There are hundreds of wonderful quilts to be seen and you can vote for your favourites in each of the eleven categories! I entered this quilt, Flora and Fauna Parts of the Garden, in the Small category.

I also entered Stars in the Loft in the Large quilt category.

Tomorrow I'll publish Block 4 in my Value Proposition Quilt Along (QAL). It is a great block that can be made almost entirely from scraps! It is one of my favourites (just like all of the others)! If you missed any of the previous blocks you will find them under the tab Quilt Alongs by Karen H at the top of this page.

Also a quick reminder that I reply by email to every comment so if you don't hear from me it is because you are a no reply blogger so I have no way to contact you! Until I post again, happy sewing!
Karen H


  1. Wow Karen. I love your mom's work - thank you for sharing it. I love how your quilt turned out. The straight line quilting really makes it. Of course your hexie progress is always fun to see!

  2. Oh what a fun post...I'm off to vote for your quilts. Esp love your flower and's just beautiful! Love the blue rippling out from the middle. And I truly admire and appreciate the work put into your Stars in the Loft. :)

  3. I've been voting for you Karen. Good luck!

  4. All your projects look so emazing and your mom's Quilt is lovely!
    Ha en fin dag!

  5. Your Flora and Fauna quilt is it :)

  6. Love your Mom's quilt! Is that sale over at Craftsy? Wonder why I didn't ge the notice. Would you forward it to me? I voted for both your quilts - I really think they are the best in those categories.

  7. I just love the Girl's quilt - congratulations on a beautiful finish! I am so inspired by how you made the quilting perfectly suit the gorgeous star on the back as well!!

  8. Great post Karen, so lovely to see all the quilts.
    Your mum's quilt is amazing, very talented like her daughter.
    I'm off to vote for your your Stars in the loft quilt.