Monday, February 16, 2009

Thank you, Dear Mrs. Schmenkman!

Back during the summer, Mrs. Schmenkman had a giveaway and I won! I was really, really excited --the FQs she was giving away were stunning and gorgeous! And when they came, I admired and fondled them quite a bit. And then I put them aside.

I love the projects Amy does on her blog, I really do. I read her every post and marvel at the way she puts fabric together. And wish I could do it. I do batiks and I do Civil War and I admire contemporary but don't really know how to do it.

When Sherry asked for a quilt for Kate and Adam's baby, I pulled out some Civil War and considered some possibilities. And then, all at once, I remembered Mrs. Schmenkman's gift! Wonder of wonders, I knew precisely what to do with it!

Spent much of Saturday and some of Sunday cutting squares and rectangles and making blocks. (You should be able to enlarge by clicking the picture.) Have one row assembled and the rest on the wall. And I'm liking it so much!

Many, many thanks to generous Amy for helping me to stretch.


5 comments:

Living on the Spit said...

Oh Nancy...that is absolutely gorgeous!!! Way to stretch and grow.

amy said...

Yea!!! I'm so happy the fat quarters are coming in handy, Nancy!! I'm doing some major blog catching up this morning, so what a treat to see your post! The quilt is looking very cheery. Thank YOU!

*karendianne. said...

Oh yummy! I did that. So happy, too!!!!

Karen said...

Oooooohh! I love this quilt. It makes me hope for spring!

Great pattern choice.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Perfect! It's happy and loving and precious for a dear baby girl, certainly a gift to be treasured.