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


  1. Oh i just love your house quilt..

  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!

  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!

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

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

  5. Love your quilt! Such a great idea!

  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?

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

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

  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... :)

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

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