Wednesday, October 07, 2009

3 of 5


each quilt measures about 60" x 72"

It looks like I will be making 5 quilts for Quilts of Valor. I'm very pleased with how these first 3 came together. Aren't they fun? I'm loving the randomness and the scrappy nature of the quilts. So much goodness. :)
I'm so thankful that we finally have a sunshine today...it makes photographing quilts much easier.

101 comments:

Lee said...

These are amazing and beautiful. Well done. the recipents will be stunned and truly grateful I am sure.

Thimbleanna said...

They're beautiful CrazyMom! I love your quilt hanger too LOL!

Blue Is Bleu said...

They came out really well! I love the different interpretations of one block and three colours :)

mksumo said...

The quilts look fantastic! I really love the block. It looks fantastic with the white and the odd reverse colour block thrown in.

Regina Dwarkasing said...

Oh, what beauties they have become!
I admire your energy, no, really, so much output, so many ideas and so much inspiration for all of us.
Thank you, Crazy Mom!

Regina, St Maarten,
Netherlands Antilles

jabeybaby said...

Those are beautiful!! What a great thing you are doing!!

Brandi said...

Oh those are great!

Andi said...

These are wonderful!!!
Andi :-)
PS Have you entered my giveaway?

Terry said...

They are beautiful! :0)

Queenmothermamaw said...

Dear Crazy Mom I am so impressed with your guilts. I think I say this every day. I did a quilt for someones project and it is nothing to brag about but it is my gift. I am learning more every day. The one is did I just used the squares and cut them and placed them in a different order. I am going to put it on my post tomorrow.
QMM

Heidi said...

Those are so beautiful! I love them!

Renee said...

Incredible!

Life of Joy said...

Beautiful :)

silversmith said...

they look awesome amandajean! thanks so much for contributing to the qovf...i have found it to be spiritually satisfying and i know if my hubby were wounded, i'd want someone to show appreciation in the same way.

now...for me to start qov #5...and you helped inspire me to do it months ago.

Quilts on Bastings said...

They are just wonderful - great work.

Evelyn said...

Oh yay! They look awesome!! I'm so pleased to be a tiny part of it.

beth said...

VERY fun to see the quilts put together! Thanks for all your work! YEAH!

Rachel said...

Ooh, ooh, I think I see "my" block! What fun! And what a lot of hard, wonderful, blessed work. Sunshine indeed!

Natalia said...

I love these!

Jessica Christensen said...

Wow, Amanda Jean, these are great. You are so awesome to head this up.

jillybee123 said...

You amaze me with your beautiful quilts. I get on here, get inspired, and then get off and get on over to my sewing machine and get sewing.

MichelleB said...

They are truly fabulous.

RosaMaría said...

great job!!! those are really fantastic!!!
ps. please came and say hi at my blog, i have my first giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Love them and love QoV.

Erika said...

These quilts are fabulous. They will be appreciated and loved. I'm a military wife and know the gratitude soldiers have for people who care and recognize the sacrifices they make for our freedom. Thank you for getting so many people involved in these quilts as well. Combining the efforts of many is even more meaningful.

Erika
bagsfromtheheart.com

Bingham family blog said...

Oh my goodness, they are so beautiful and what a great cause. Thanks for all you do. you are extremely talented and generous.

Stacy said...

Wow, you've been busy. Those are wonderful, Amanda Jean! I can't wait to see the next two. Thanks for providing the opportunity for me to help out in a small way.

Toni from Molalla said...

You are the kind of person we should all strive to be. Productive and giving. My sister and I kid that you must only sleep 4 hours a night. Seeing these I'm thinking that maybe it's only two hours a night! Great job.

Michaela said...

They're fantastic!

Sherri said...

So wonderful! Fun also to look and try to find "my" block!

Nanci said...

They turned out so beautiful;you are so talented pulling all these together. I just love the scrappy look of them.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Those quilts are wonderful! And it is a wonderful thing to do - we do need to be thankful for the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform.

Shawn said...

Oh the quilts look wonderful,I think whoever receives one will be so pleased, they will be treasured forever.

**MIGNONNE** said...

Those turned out so well. I adore them. You are amazing to offer up so much of yourself and inspiring others to do the same.

Asiyah said...

It took me a while but I think I found the block I donated, lol. The quilt tops look fantastic. Well done.

How awesome that you have enough blocks for 5 QoVs?

carol said...

How marvelous!!! I clicked on the pic so I could see it bigger and they're even more impressive that way! How cool they look all together like that! One block neater than the next! All of your contributors should be proud.....what beautiful quilts they turned out to be! Bravo to you all!!

Anonymous said...

They are so beautiful. What a great project you all have taken on.


Vail in TN

Pat said...

I really like the spontaneity of the quilts. As a wall hanging it would look terrific or on "triplets" single beds.
Really unique, especially all three together.

HobbyMommy said...

The quilts look great!

donnag said...

All three of the tops are beautiful. Do you still need fabric for the backs or batting?

jennicakes said...

These are beautiful. Thanks so much for organizing this!

Diane said...

They look great! I was even able to find my block! Thank you for this excellent project...I admire your work...

RebeccaMom said...

Wonderful! I love how quilts come together and look so cohesive when the blocks are made by many different people! Such a great project too :)

FrancisMoore said...

Beautiful....Question..How did you hang the quilts to photograph them? How about a tutorial on this subject.

Aunt Spicy said...

Thank you for letting us be a part of this!

amandajean said...

FrancisMoore,

i just used clothes pins to hang them. when they are fully quilted and finished, i usually use binder clips to attach them to my rain gutter. hope that helps!

aj

Anonymous said...

Things must be going well with Adam if you can get that much done!!! You need a few more kids around.

Anonymous said...

What's for supper? Cnc

this is for a smile!

wishes, true and kind said...

Fabulous quilts! They look so great hanging there together.

Tara said...

AJ--they're beautiful! What a great thing you're doing! When you're here, let me know what you need, batting, backing, shipping$, etc... I'll be happy to donate to the cause and you might have a little room in your suitcase once the quilt comes out!! So looking forward to seeing you!

Alycia said...

They are awesome!! Great visionary you are!!

Dani said...

They look so good! I think I even found my block. Thanks for posting the pic. Thank you again for donating to this great cause.

amy smart said...

These are so wonderful. Very nicely done.

FrancisMoore said...

Thanks for the info about hanging the quilts. Tomorrow I will be checking out my gutters.

Crafty Mama said...

Those all turned out so beautiful and they will make several someone's very happy I am sure!

Leslie said...

they are beautiful

Trisha said...

They look fantastic! You are a machine!!

holly k said...

Stunning! I like all 3 hanging together. Somehow reminds me of firecrackers popping...little bits of "POW" with the blocks that are different colored backgrounds!

EMBELLISHER said...

Absolutely stunning

Christine said...

These are treasures... made with love and respect. You really do accomplish so much with your quilts and your blog... Inspiring!

Cheryl Arkison said...

I love that you attach the quilts to your eavestroughs. What do you use to do that?

jaybird said...

beautiful work!! i'm impressed at how many people sent you blocks as well as how quick you are getting the tops together!

Renee said...

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so lovely and really super fast!!!! I'm so impressed with your hard work.. thanks for sharing with us ;)

from Singapore

barefootgirl27 said...

So beautiful........PLEASE do another quilt -along....

Amy Jo said...

Awesome!!!!

Bethany said...

The quilt tops look great! Thank you for letting me a part of it.

Aimee said...

They look beautiful!

I love where you photograph your quilts. Do you ever worry that your neighbors will think you're a nut hanging them up and photographing them? That crosses my mind every time I take a picture outside! : )

Nanci said...

How generous are quilters? I love these quilts made with love, that's about the whole of it isn't it?
Beauties!

angela said...

Wow - they are wonderful! The scrappiness adds to the wonky stars beautifully!

shellysquilts said...

These quilts look amazing! You've done a good thing. You rock!

Julia said...

They are Beautiful!

clevesside said...

Those really are stunning. I love the randomness of them too. You know the blocks with the darker backgrounds really make the quilt pop. Without them, it would change the whole effect. Love, love, love.

Cristin said...

Wow! Well done! They all look fab, and the families who receive them will be stunned, i'm sure!

Dotty Jane said...

Absolutely amazing! I'm so glad not everyone used white backgrounds like I did. What wonderful variety. Thanks again for giving of yourself for this project.

Sarah said...

AmandaJean, these are fantastic!! This is such a wonderful project you are doing. I love these!

bearcreekquilter said...

The quilting frame is empty. I am home with the croupy stuff going around. Not great for helping customers at the orchard, so I sit here. Could you fax me one of those tops to quilt? LOL
I guess I will just do some piecing and post something on my blog.
You are amazingly productive Amanda!

Kim said...

Wow.....sorry I didn't send anything
but I sure will next time :0).
I have several QOV's ready to donate too, I think it is a great cause.
These quilts look fantastic.......
YOU GO GIRL!
Happy Sewing

Mrs Moen said...

Oh, wow; those are so beautiful!
What a cool way to hang your tops; I have to get husband to clean the gutters.

phenry said...

FANTASTIC!
They all look great. Great job!

Jane said...

You. Are. Amazing.
You have such a generous spirit about you!

the cookie cutter said...

Amazing, I love your quilts and your blog!

Ashley said...

WOW! those are wonderful! and it's great that you received so many blocks so you can make so many quilts! they're beautiful!

Michelle said...

They are all so beautiful.

Michelle said...

They are all so beautiful.

The Craft Gypsy said...

Wow. All I can say is Wow. Amazing job AmandaJean.

Sew It Up! said...

That is just amazing! Is it not great to know what many hands can do? You deserve a big pat on the back for doing this. Very honorable. Count me in again for next time.

Linda said...

That's awesome! Can't wait to see them all finished!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

They really do look fabulous! I'm loving them and all your hard work!

bingo~bonnie said...

what beautiful quilts these stars made!!! Will you be adding borders to the outsides? or just quilting as is?

I'm new to your blog - but if you ever collect again, I hope to find out and make one to help out. What a great way to be a part of something bigger. :)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

V and Co. said...

absolutely GORGEOUS!

SewCalGal said...

Your quilts are absolutely beautiful.

And QOV is such a great cause.
Thank you so much for making these quilts for QOV and for sharing your insights.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Dianne B. in England said...

They are beautiful! You are doing such a good thing to make Quilts of Valor. Well done! :-)

Nile e Richard said...

Oi amiga,bom dia.
Seu trabalho está maravilhoso.Adorei.
Bom fim de semana para voce.
bjtos.Nile.

Someday said...

Fabulous! And I love how they look without fabric strips between the squares. With the spattering of stars on dark backgrounds they look very modern. Inspiring on a number of levels!

sulu-design said...

How awesome that you'll be donating 5 quilts! I wonder what your neighbors think as you're arranging them alongside your house (although, if I remember correctly, one is a crafter herself, right?).

wyndesnow said...

Beautiful!

Ariane said...

I love these. They look amazing. Beautiful!!!!

annie2006 said...

they look amazing :)

Rebekah said...

Yay! Teamwork is amazing!

And I'm glad to see that my little block arrived safely :)

Car rental lax said...

OMG!!! These quilts are so lovely. I love it!!!

pratima said...

Stunning quilts!!