Thursday, October 25, 2012

quilty love

I was so fortunate to be part of a group of women that made blocks and assembled a quilt for my sweet friend Penny. Every time I think about it I get overwhelmed at the vast amounts of love people put into these pieces of fabric and thread. It was an amazing international effort... the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia were all represented in a big quilty hug for Penny!

Kerry is the brains behind the whole thing; she got all of us together in one very secret Flickr group called Quilty Love and decided that we would use Penny's QAYG block tutorial.

I made three blocks:

I love how all three turned out, but the last one with the embroidered iron has a special place in my heart. I *really* love that one. :)
Tara generously agreed to assemble the quilt blocks. Michelle and I helped with pressing and sewing binding strips together.

We Skyped with Kerry last Saturday during our retreat and gave the quilt to Penny... everyone shed tears! It was wonderful. (Not the tear shedding part, although that was sweet, haha.) Penny was overwhelmed-- I think we all were-- and it was wonderful to let her know just how much we love her!

quilty love quilt

quilty love quilt back
full quilt photos used courtesy of Penny!
The quilt is massive! Thirty-six blocks of quilt as you go goodness. I think Tara said it measured eighty-something square. And I love that the back is just as fun as the front!


  1. Aw, I love this! That was very sweet of you ladies to do that for her.

    I'm sure that quilt is so heavy and durable! I love your block with the embroidered iron, SO CUTE.

  2. The iron block is one of my very favorite blocks, Carmen! You know how to make a girl smile and cry at the same time and I love you for it!! lol