A Closer Look, Part 3 – Project QUILTING Challenge Hooray for Spring

I have to say – it wasn’t too long ago that I was wondering if Jared and I would ever have friends…or a life…  Well, it seems like it’s finally happening!  We’re taking the kids over to some friends house for pizza and euchre tonight!  Should be fun!  I think becoming friends on social networks with some of the folks I meet at the orchard during apple season takes the awkwardness out of me calling in January/February and asking if they still want to hang out like we talked about in September!  Anyway – before we go…let’s take a closer look at eight more of the quilts made for the ‘Hooray for Spring’ Project QUILTING Challenge!

1. " Spring tree", 2. Celebrate Spring Purse, 3. Wisconsin Flowers, 4. Close up details, 5. Early Bird, 6. Table Runner, 7. Hello, Spring - Sally's Angelworks, 8. Scrappy Sunny Flower


Quilter: Lucky Duck Dreams

" Spring tree"

" Spring tree"

Hurray Spring! pillow case done! #projectquilting @persimondreams

Blogged here cyarnell.blogspot.com/2013/03/project-quiting-challenge6-...

Quilter: Shout4Joy

Celebrate Spring Purse

Celebrate Spring Purse

for Project Quilting, Season 4, Challenge 6

I started from an inspiration piece of fabric that my parents brought home from Hawaii, making a bright, happy Spring purse.

The applique of the Celebration Flower is done by fusible web and a scribble stitch, which also quilted the flower (only to the batting).

I adapted the pattern to make the purse more my own (gotta have pockets!) and I added a loop to the back so I can hang my keys on the purse (instead of losing them in the bottom of the bag).

I made this quilted purse project in Muskegon, Michigan :)

I blogged a bit more here: shout4joy-shouting.blogspot.com/2013/03/project-quilting-...

the purse was adapted from the pattern found here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/projects-ideas/bags-pillows/mini-m...

Quilter: Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting

Wisconsin Flowers

Wisconsin Flowers

Marcia Wachuta
Boscobel, Wisconsin
I created my Wisconsin Flowers table runner from scraps and strips.
I free style quilted the flowers and the swirls to make it look like flowers in the snow.
I posted about the creating of my table runner on my blog:marciascraftysewing.blogspot.com/2013/03/wisconsin-flower...

Quilter: sharonhuismith

Just Around the Corner

Just Around the Corner

The background fabric reminded me of snow falling - exactly what we had this week! My hopes of spring are the tulips and daffodils pushing their way up through the cold, bare ground. I embellished this whole fabric mini quilt with embroidery stitching and fabric scraps for grass and French knots for flowers. I couched thread around the border. I backed it with fabric that reminds me of a tree full of blossoms and brought it around to the front as a border. It inspired the title with a spring full of blooming flowers "just around the corner." I made it a double-sided quilt by embroidering tree branches in the midst of the blooms on the back side of the quilt. *I was also inspired by Annie Young's "The Listening Field"

Made in MI, measures 14 x 9.5"

New Techniques: whole cloth quilt, using fabric scraps to embellish, couching, double sided quilt, embroidery as the focal point

Quilter:  WaggonsWest

Early Bird

Early Bird

Project Quilting 4:6 Hurray Spring Challenge.
Better pictures to be posted tomorrow. As it is, I'm going to be 12 hours early! Yay.

St Louis, MO


Quilter:  WayMooreFunQuilts

Table Runner

Swing into Spring Table Runner

Here is Swing into Spring table runner and it's my way of welcoming the season to my kitchen! It is approx. 20" x 36" and was made in Tucson, Arizona. This is an original design and pattern that used up stash fabric. The floral appliques are fused then machine blanket stitched.

Quilter:  Sally Keller

Hello, Spring - Sally's Angelworks

Hello, Spring - Sally's Angelworks

This week's challenge had me inspired from several different places! I'm in love with washi tape, although I haven't splurged on any yet.

In my quilt this week, I wanted to make this fun washi tape look with different patterns in strips just at the bottom of the quilt.

I also used dotted fabric that I got in our Houston Modern Quilt Guild dotted fabric swap.
I used this quilt to practice some raw edged applique, some different free-motion quilting techniques, and some fun handwritten embroidery!! :)

This quilt is 25"x32" and made in Texas!!
See more closeups on my blog!!

blogged here

Quilter:  Quilt Chicken

Scrappy Sunny Flower

Scrappy Sunny Flower

16.5" square, made from leftover scraps and strips using Edyta Sitar's "Dresden Star" templates

I'm planning to use this pattern for a sunflower block exchange and decided this was a good opportunity for a sample block. This one is purposefully not sunflower colors! I was working from the scrap drawer - even the background is pieced from smaller stash scraps. The blanket stitch that holds down the flower is also the quilting.

My name is Trish Frankland and I live and quilt in Lodi WI.


Eight more fabulous quilts!  Maybe a few of these caught your eye?  Having a difficult time picking your three favorites for the public vote?  Hopefully these closer looks help – be sure to head over to the voting blog HERE to cast your vote for your three favorite quilts!

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