Sunday, August 12, 2012

STL Modern Quilt Guild Challenge

First, I have to say how much I admire all of you young mothers who manage to get so much sewing accomplished with little helpers at home. I babysat my 2 granddaughters last week, ages 2 and 4, thinking I may have a little time to sew every day during naps and bedtimes. Somehow the time disappeared or I was just too exhausted at the end of the day to do anything other than put my feet up! I enjoyed every minute of it, but to those of you who think I get a lot accomplished, it's nothing compared to what you do!

I had my challenge done early for the STL Modern Quilt Guild, which was revealed this Saturday. We had several choices for inspiration and I chose the song "Yellow Submarine". As a super, duper uper   (I've been with kids all week!) Beatles fan, it was the perfect inspiration for a quilt idea that's been on my mind.

My quilt is called "We Never Lived In A Yellow Submarine" and represents the 5 homes we have lived in. The house block is from Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman.


I included a girl...


and a boy to represent our 2 children...


For the roof, I printed out each address on a printable fabric sheet.


My practice block landed on the back to represent the next house. I found this wonderful scrap from an old Sweetwater line, "Make Life", and fussy cut my favorite adjectives for the future.


Here's the full back. Now I need to find a good spot to hang it!


So this week I'm off on a much anticipated quilting retreat. I've got a new project cut, my Dresden Fans, and a few UFOs to work on.


My camera's packed, so I hope to be back with some inspiring pictures! Have a great week!
. . . Cindy


13 comments:

  1. Oh i just love your house quilt..

    ReplyDelete
  2. I loved your quilt when I saw it on Flickr, but it's even better now that I know the story behind it! So neat.

    And, your fabric pairings are great... Hope your retreat is both fun and productive!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your quilt is a true beauty and I love the additional touches you added with the children and addresses. I'm so jealous of the playtime you have scheduled this week...good luck!

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a wonderful, wonderful quilt! Well done!

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love your quilt! Such a great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love the Beatles - proper music I'd say! That dates me doesn't it!

    Love your houses and yellow is such a sunshine colour! Are you on the move soon or is it a future downsize somewhen?

    ReplyDelete
  7. I really like your yellow houses, what a nice cheery color. Great idea with the addresses too!

    ReplyDelete
  8. oh your house quilt is SO cute! Awesome little fussycuts too!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Enjoy your retreat. I'm going on a daytreat in September and my three plastic bins (pattern, fabric cut, and thread) are all piled and ready to go. No, I'm not excited... :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. This really is a gorgeous quilt. I love the way you interpreted the theme.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm more than happy to uncover this site. I want to to thank you for ones time for this particularly wonderful read!! I definitely savored every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to look at new things on your blog.
    Also visit my page - itunes

    ReplyDelete
  12. Yes! Finally someone writes about quotes.
    My webpage > tilted tunnel walkthrough

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for taking time to comment!