I LOVE it when my blog readers share your creations inspired by my patterns and blog! I often wonder what happens to my patterns when I ship them off into the wide, blue 'yonder (or they are received digitally).
Do people store them away like I do, like a squirrel putting precious nuts away for later? Or do they dive right in.
Here are three quilts from quilters who dove right in...
The above picture of "Baltimore Rhapsody - Symphony" was made by Val Ursulak of Nanaimo, B.C., Canada. She is in an applique group of forty-three ladies who have been meeting together for ten years (I am actually drooling at this point...).
Her husband is a musician and currently a member of an large ensemble. Val told me that he took each finished block to rehearsal to show the other musicians as she was working along.
I love her little changes in design and color...just take a gander at the peacock on the tuba!
She is entering the quilt in the Canadian Quilter's Association Quilt Show in Vancouver, B.C. next May. I hope she sweeps the ribbons!
The quilt below is called "The Piano Garden" and was made by Kristy Wilkinson of Sunnyvale, CA. I love how she took the enlarged piano motif as her anchor then just let her imagination fly!
The quilt was made for the piano teacher who had taught her children over fifteen years.
Isn't it cool how she also featured the piano on the label?
She incorporated musical words of expression into her flower vine motifs...largo, moderato, andante, etc.
And the keyboard border is just fabulous.
The next quilt really touched my heart! You all know I had a favorite kitty, Weasley, that I had to leave with a friend in Michigan because I couldn't move him south. He has had a very loving home for the past two years, but I miss him every day.
My husband took a picture of Weasley that I have on my blog. Jacquie Anderton of Melbourne, Australia saw the picture and made an INCREDIBLE quilt inspired by the lumpy, lazy Mr. Weasley.
She said that the hand quilting was made more complicated by her own cat wanting to crawl up on the quilt as she worked...typical.
Weasley, at his new home...I see that he is still lazy, lumpy and completely adorable. Sigh.
In stitches, and missing Mr. Weasley,