Got a blog? Got a quilt? Well then head on over to Amy’s Creative Side and join in the fun – you’ve got till November 5th to sign up. There are tons of sponsors and lots of really cool stuff to win! Each quilt shown has a story – so not only do you get to see some amazing quilts from all over the world – you get the “back story” as well.
Here’s my entry – my version of Mary Lou Weidman’s pattern “Angels.” I call it “Guardian Angels God Will Send Thee” from the ancient Welsh song “All Through The Night.”
I bought the pattern a year or two before I began to sew in September of 2008. This was my first large applique – the only appliques I had ever done before tackling this project were two small wall hangings that I designed. Any sane person would have thought twice before diving in to such a large project – but I like a challenge – so I began.
It was great fun – I loved dressing each angel – picking out the colors of the clothes and hair. I made a LOT of changes to Mary Lou’s pattern as I went along – so in the end I felt the pattern had become more “mine.”
I started my blog specifically to record the making of this quilt – I had no idea anybody would be interested – I just wanted to keep a journal of the project – and online seemed easier than taking photos and writing by hand.
When the top was finally finished in July of 2009 I sent it off to Jackie Kunkle of Canton Village Quilt Works to be quilted. Jackie did a great job. I entered it in the Jacksonville, Florida 2010 Quit Fest last month and won an honorable mention!!