27 January 2016

Let's Bee Social #109

Welcome to the Let's Bee Social! This week I have been working on a few little things....

Made some sample blocks. These are now on their way to Etobicoke in anticipation of the Elephant Parade workshop I will be providing for the Etobicoke Quilters' Guild on April 2nd.

I have already made the Elephant Parade quilt twice myself. But after seeing all the wonderful works of those who quilted along, it was fun to choose some prints to use instead of my regular solid choices. This is offered as a free quilt along from last year and there is a never ending linky party where you can see all those who shared their own rendition of the Elephant Parade here.

This week I also have a few quilts to show off. Each made by readers who submitted their photos to me by email. First up.... It's an Elephant Parade!

"Finally finished and really happy with the look . Enjoying snow days lots of sewing time.i have also enclosed photos of elephant parade finished as well. Looking forward to making more of your quilts. Congratulations on being published in the Quiltmaker magazine. Dianne Knight"

I met Dianne while I was teaching the Fox & Friends workshop up in Kincardine back in November. Dianne showed me her completed Elephant Parade quilt top at that time. She had hand appliqued the sweetest little eyes on all of her parade participants.

I am loving that soft grey backing fabric with those colourful specks of the colours used in the front! And the organic wavy line quilting? You know how I feel about that! Beautiful!

Here we have Dianne's completed Fox & Friends quilt. You can read more about that workshop here.

That wee owl print and luscious orange stripe make the perfect backing for this quilt. Dianne chose to quilt along the seam lines on the diagonals. What a sweet finish!

Jennifer Schumm also sent me a photo of this cute Squirrels in the Park quilt top. Jennifer has a longarm business and fabric shop in New Hamburg, Ontario. You can visit her at her website Quilting by Design.

And one more thing to share with you. A Pretty In Plaid quilt top, made by Joanne Maner.

"Hi Lorna,
I wanted to thank you for this wonderful pattern. When I saw it I fell in love with it and knew I just had to make it. Just wanted to share a picture of mine with you. I made it while at a retreat in 2015.  I ordered a FQ bundle from Craftsy and thought it might work for it. Mine is a much more pastel rendition but the plaid shows up and I am very pleased with it. The fabric I used was RJR Showers of Flowers by Susie Johnson. I pulled the fq's that I thought might work and then crossed my fingers. I was having so much fun seeing it come together that I stayed up the whole night so I could get it finished. At 5am I sewed the last seam and pressed it for its picture. Glad you enjoyed seeing it in a different color way. Joanne"

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Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

It must be so rewarding to see all the quilts that have resulted from your design. Think of all the little elephant parades around the world that you haven't caught wind of! : )

Val's Quilting Studio said...

I'm not surprised you've recieved such awesome feedback! So glad your teaching is off to a successful start. I so love the little blue bird amongst the squireels...cute!

Zenia Rene said...

Your sample blocks are super cute. Congrats on your workshops and your following. Love the pics of the other gal's finishes and progress too!

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

I love the blue and gray combination in the elephant parade you made. Great combo! You have influenced a lot of quilters, as you can see with all these photos you shared. Congrats.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I always love to see that elephant quilt - it is really cute.

SarahZ said...

Oh Lorna! Each of these is so wonderful! I especially love seeing the plaid version, since it has long been a favorite of mine on flickr, and may well be how I first "found" you :) Such fun to see all these and share the happiness of your creative influence :)

Jayne said...

It's so fun to see what others have made! I like that you are working ahead for your Elephant Parade workshop! You are so organized and prepared!

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

How wonderful to see what others have done with your patterns! Thanks for sharing them.

Kris said...

You are so busy now I don't know how you get everything done. Very Fun and congrats on the teaching gigs!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Loving the print for the elephants! Thanks for sharing the quilts of your followers -- great to see different versions.

Stephie said...

What an inspiration you are Lorna - and all these fab quilts prove it! I really really love the squirrels in the park! x

Renee said...

Love those blue and grey elephants and birdies! And those squirrels!

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