I love gifts. I love receiving them, and I really love giving them, especially quilty ones! Last year I wanted to give a good friend an awesome gift. And of course it had to be quilted. After brainstorming for awhile and looking online, I came up w/the idea for the best gift ever!
I came across Janeen at Quilt Art Designs
who makes fabulous paper pieced patterns
. I sent her a photo and asked if she could turn it into a paper pieced pattern. She absolutely could, and did!
This is the photo I sent. It’s a pic of my friend’s beloved classic bronco, whom he dubbed Gossamer.
This is the pattern she made.
Now all I had left to do was learn the fine art of paper piecing.
I enlisted the help of my good friend and paper-piecer extraordinaire, Sue! And for the next 5 weeks, I spent approximately 5 hrs each Thursday making Gossamer
. You can read about in this post
And this is Gossamer!
I was so very pleased w/how he turned out so you can imagine how I felt when I found out he got an award at the Arizona Quilters Guild Quilt Show! Yep! He got Honorable Mention! AND it was my first time entering an actual show! Can you say ECSTATIC?! You can read all about it in this post.
Gossamer measures 22″ x 22″ and is entered in the Small Quilt Category. If he tickles your fancy as much as he tickles mine, I’d be over the moon if you vote for him! Thank you!
This is my second time participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival. My first time was Fall of 2014. You can read about that in this post. A big shout out to Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side for putting this lovely festival together! And huge thanks to the sponsors too for the fabulous prizes!
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