First up is Jennifer Neal who blogs at The Bradford Quilt Company. I saw an adorable wall hanging on her blog and asked her to guest blog here today.
I would like to thank Sharon for letting me take part in her monthly series, this week devoted to Sandy Gervais. I have several inspirations for quilting, one is fabric (more of an obsession, than inspiration, really) and the other is being able to use my quilts to mix up my home decor. Sandy's fabric in particular is one of my favorites because she always has something new for the holidays, using bright colors, with whimsical accents.
I have made several quilts using Sandy's fabric, my first consisted of Sandy's L'Amour fabric, in a queen size "crazy" quilt pattern from Buggy Barn called Crazy Hearts.
The above picture was taken several years ago, when I was pinning the batting and backing, before I shoved it under my sewing machine and wrestled with it for weeks trying to quilt this giant! No one ever mentioned that muscles were a prerequisite to quilting! Today, the quilt is hanging in my bedroom... ready for Valentine's Day...
Here are a few additional pictures, I have to include the dog, I'm pretty sure he thought this one was made for him.
The most recent Sandy creation I have uses her Fall 2009 line - Essence. I really enjoyed this one, because it sat in my closet (of all places) for well over a year, waiting to be finished. About mid September, I was dragging out my fall decorations and thought I could use something new (but really old)... so I finished it up and here it is.... This is also one of Sandy's patterns, it came in a kit from the Fat Quarter Shop.
Again, I would like to thank Sharon for allowing me to participate and for everyone who endured my first guest blog, thanks!!
Don't you just LOVE that quilt and wall hanging?
Thanks for sharing that with us Jennifer.
See the next post for the second guest for today.