Friday, September 30, 2011

Quilted for Belva and GIVE AWAY!!!

A few weeks back I received an email from a quilter who loved seeing the quilts on my blog. She had this quilt top that she wanted to donate to a friend's charity in October but wasn't sure if I would fit it into my quilt schedule. Belva was delighted when I told her I'd get it done for her in time to have her stitch the binding and deliver to the charity. She should receive it tomorrow!







This is a closer look at the top so you can see the design I quilted called Asian Flowers. I loved how this design just about mimicked the fabric.







I tried to get a decent photo of the whole quilt top. I don't know that I could have parted with this one! But then...when your friend needs a top in a hurry....what are friend's for right?







I also wanted you to see the backing Belva pieced! Isn't it fun and compliment the top! Well done Belva!





Because your all friends of mine I want to let you in on a little secret! There is soon to be a new website launch and I'm told awesome giveaway of her new book soon! Sneak on over THERE and get your email in to be one of the first notified of this launch that is happening today! After the launch I'm hoping you will tell Kimberly that Mary at Quilt Hollow sent you. I'm thinking I may have to have a little surprise giveaway of my own for those who follow through. *wink*

31 comments:

Barb said...

beautiful quilting!
what a lovely and simple quilt, makes you want a cup of tea and a good book

Sue said...

That is a gorgeous quilt and so glad you were able to get it done and ready for her in time. Your quilting is so beautiful. I really, really love that design as it looks perfect on that quilt.

Mary Lou Casada said...

Another beautiful design, Mary!! You have such good instincts about what will make a quilt top shine! I popped over to register for the debut. What fun! You've not steered me wrong yet! :-D
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Cheryl said...

Funny, the charity quilt looks just like Abacus!
I signed up...thanks for the heads up.

Valerie Z said...

I really like this quilting design! Someone special will receive this quilt and treasure it always! Kudos to you Mary and Belva!

Susie said...

Ok, did it.............also got one of those cute little punkins at Lowe's.

Pat said...

I have tried to enter my email address over there and am getting an error message. :( I'll try again, and hope it will work one of these times....I've tried about 4 times already with no luck. :( Great job on the quilt you showed today!

Pat said...

Okay...I go there and I type in my email address and then I click on "Sign Up"......THEN...I get the error message I pasted below....FIVE times now! Wahhhhh........I'm trying, but with no luck yet!

Error connecting to mysql

Blossom's Mom said...

Hey Miss Mary, I tried to sign up, too and got the same error message. I know I'm not as computer savvy as some but, come on? Any suggestions?

Sheila said...

Lolvely quilt and quilting , looks so comfy. I tried to register with Kimberly but it keeps telling me there is an error will try again.

Quilts And Pieces said...

I"ll have to go back, can't get it to take my email right now. But I"m having fun watching the clock tick down!

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Stunning quilting. I tried to check out the new site but failed. Makes me worry because I am moving my site to a new place too. YIKEEES!

Pat

Jen said...

Wow, the quilting takes that beautiful quilt to a whole new level! I stopped by Kim's blog and it looks great! I had no problems getting in.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How cool is that! Did you know that Kimberly lives in my hometown??? Love Belva's quilt. You are such a sweetie to quilt it for her.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Wonderful quilting as usual and the quilt itself is beautiful.

Cyndi said...

Hey Mary! Belva's quilt is gorgeous...you did a beautiful job as always! And I do love how she pieced the back...might have to try that on one of my quilts!

Thanks for sending us over to Kimberly's site...I went right over and left her a comment. Last year I purchased a copy of her book, Jelly Roll Quilts and More to give away on my blog...should have gotten one for myself! It would be awesome to win a copy of her new one!

Chat soon!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Linda said...

Love your quilting! I'm having a giveaway! won't you join in the fun.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Great quilt Mary~ you brought it to life. :-)

I follow Kimberly, so saw her post before I came by. ;-)

Have a happy weekend!

Nicole said...

Wow, I've been looking through your blog and you have some gorgeous quilts. And your quilting is absolutely amazing. Could you move to Utah so I can being my quilts to you???

Appalachian Quilts said...

love the asian flowers panto. It is a beautiful quilt! (Went over to Kimberly's website. Love the patterns in her new book!)

Rita said...

Hi Mary! I went over and checked out Kimberly's website. I told her you sent me :-)

Janet O. said...

Beautiful quilt and once again you have quilted it flawlessly! I checked out Kimberley's website, too.

Barbara said...

Lovely quilt....don't think I would have an eady time parting with that one!!!!
Checked out Kimberleys new book.....love the Lone Starburst.
Have an awesome weekend Mary.

Belva said...

Thanks Mary! I'll keep you posted on what they get for the quilt. I have a feeling my friend will be the one who "wins" it in the auction.

James-Linda said...

SUCH A BEAUTIFUL QUILT,MARY!
LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT! THANKS FOR THE PHOTOS+SHARING!

Karan said...

that is just beautiful. I bet it was hard to part with it.

Lucky is the one who recieves it.

Karan

Marcia W. said...

Your quilting on Belva's top is lovely. And, I visited Kimberly and left a comment. Great book and nice new web site. Thanks for the tip.

MARCIE said...

What a lovely quilt and quilting too, of course!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Gorgeous quilt and quilting! I would have a hard time giving it up too but when a friend is in need...

I tried to sign up but couldn't even see where to sign up lol.

Carol said...

When I read this post the other day I went to Kimberly's blog and posted a comment and I did tell her Mary sent me. That's great you got an autographed copy. I hope I'm lucky enough to win this book.

Carrie P. said...

both the quilt and your quilting are great. what a very nice charity quilt.
I did go on the giveaway. It seems like forever since I did it.