Today I’m sharing a very special family quilt. I call it "Champagne and Roses", and I made it to celebrate my Sister-in-Law! She is traveling to Vegas today, sitting next to the man of her dreams, preparing to share vows and celebrate their endless love!!
Congratulations Ellen & Nick, we love you both,
and wish you many years of wedded bliss!
I came up with the inspiration to make this after seeing a small yellow barn quilt on an old country road in Iowa. Ellen has always loved red, and she has 4 grown children and it seemed like those 4 stars represented her family becoming one in the center. I had a lot of fun making this one, and photographing it! (her brother is behind the quilt and we laughed a lot that day dragging that quilt around a beautiful Catholic church in the rain LOL)
When I make quilts, it's not just fabric and colors, there is a lot of thought that goes into the fine details. There are a lot of memories in those 3 layers for me, and I almost always shed a few tears when I make a special family quilt. I have been in their family for many years now, and it hasn't always been pretty, but I hope she knows no matter where we all live in the world, we love all of them very much!
Ellen and Nick, we hope you have a wonderful time in Vegas,
and can't wait to see pictures!!
Pattern was my creation using simple half square triangles with
two red layer cakes from The Fat Quarter Shop:
Project Red Layer Cake Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics Moda-5680LCRed Carpet Essentials 10 Karat Mini-Gems Wilmington Prints Wilm-Q510-32-510
WE LOVE YOU!!
OMG Y'all!!! I had the most amazing opportunity this week, and I have been so busy I didn't even get the opportunity to make a post until now.
I was invited to be featured on The Fat Quarter Shop LIVESTREAM on Friday! It was so much fun, I got to show my Handi Quilter Avante Long Arm machine, do a little quilting, and answer a ton of live questions. I had a couple snags, but it happens. I couldn't read some of my notes because I lost my glasses, ha ha but I tried my best to just enjoy the opportunity and share my love of quilting.
If you missed the live video, you can catch it anytime on YouTube! I'd love for you scroll down to the video below and check it out, well at least a little of it, it's a pretty long video. If you have time please give me a quick response and let me know you think. Oh and feel free to ask any questions that I may have missed. There were several things I thought about later, but there is only so much you can squeeze into an hour.
Anyway, we talked about some future ideas and maybe I will be invited back again someday, in the meantime, I am just thankful to be part of a great company! I really enjoy blogging, testing patterns and quilting some of their sample quilts! The Fat Quarter Shop has fabulous products, and amazing staff behind the scenes, I'm a lucky girl!!
Here is the quilt we worked on in the video, it's called "In Season" designed by
It's Sew Emma, and available soon on Fat Quarter Shop website, and it even made it to the pattern cover!
If you missed the livestream, you can catch it anytime on YouTube!
Thanks for visiting!
Hey Y'all, I'm Gina Tell! I live on Lake Travis just North of Austin Texas. I'm a full time long arm quilter and lover of all this art and outdoors!!