Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Let's Bee Social #118

Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!

This past week was a busy one.
Got a lot of piecing and pattern writing done. But not much quilting.


I have been sharing progress pictures of my Black Birds baby quilt on my Facebook and Instagram feeds. Now I am hoping for a Friday Finish!

While playing around with my EQ7 this week, I came up with a blue bird version. This one is using Northcott Fabrics' Artisan Spirit Ambience and Artisan Spirit Shimmer fabrics.


Black Birds with blue bird - 40" x 46"








Now I'd like to share a few photos of this cute little Elephant Parade by Renae!

Renae writes, "I'm very inspired by your blog. I've been seeing for many years, but just in the past 4 months started to learn to quilt. I used your Elephant Parade quilt along to make my very first quilt! I am so proud of it, thanks very much for providing the pattern and inspiration!"




Gotta love the straight line quilting....




And isn't the label simply incredible?!!! 



I can't believe this is Renae's very first quilt! She has done a simply amazing job.
And I am so proud of her! Can't wait to see more from this girl!


And here we have another Elephant Parade! This one was made by Libby.

Libby says, "Hello  Lorna, Just wanted to say thanks for the lovely pattern. I'm just getting it ready to mail off to the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale. A little late, but I'm a hand quilter. It turned out lovely though and I may make it again. Thanks again."



Libby wrote me back again, "Hello Lorna. I just sent you the picture of my quilt. Well, you know how busy us quilter are... Just read a note from the relief quilting committee. They got my letter too late and I'm going to send it next year. Thanks again for the lovely quilt pattern. Lots of people just love it."


Oh well... 
Now Libby can have the opportunity to spend some time with her Elephant Parade and will get to enjoy it for a whole year before she gives this beauty away!




I also want to share this sweet Family of Three giraffe quilt made by Ric.



Ric says, "I have 2 nieces having their 1st baby (boys, both) within 2 months of each other. One loves giraffes, the other elephants. Sorry the giraffe pic isn't very clear but the daddy giraffe has brown plaid spots, mommy has flowers and baby has spots in "new calf just licked by mom" look fabric."


"Elephant daddy has plaid ears,  baby has dots and mommy has butterflies. Thank you for this pattern! It is perfect for both." Ric included a bone wish leaf for their dog Rosey and a John Deere leaf for her dad.



These quilts are both so cute! I am certain the new moms to be will be thrilled!



Be sure to leave a kind word or two to let these ladies know how much we appreciate all their hard work. And keep sending in those inspiring photos and emails! Makes me smile!



NOW....

It's your turn for Show and Tell!!!
What have you been working on?




Sew Fresh Quilts





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19 comments :

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Lorna! Lots of fantastic quilts made with your patterns! That hand stitched label is beautiful! Your little birds are so cute and inspires me to make a bird quilt! Have a lovely day! x Teje

Little Quiltsong said...

Wow to all of the quilts! Thank You for sharing, Lorna! They all look great! Love your new bird quilt too.

Patty D from NC said...

Love the bird quilt! I always liked that little bird from the elephant parade. So fun.

Leanne Parsons said...

Lorna, the blue bird is so cute! How lovely to see all these beautiful versions of your quilts, and especially to know that your design inspired someone to make her first ever quilt! And what a job they all did!

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

always such cute animal / bird quilts love them.

LA Paylor said...

oh! The quilts are awesome! I loved them all but the black birds are my fave, no! The giraffe's, no!, the bottom elephant family! LeeAnna

Jayne said...

Always fun seeing other people quilts in your patterns! Will we see a Cardinal as well...

Lara B. said...

The Shimmer and Ambience fabrics you used make an adorable birdie quilt Lorna!

It's so fun to see how people have made up your patterns and even more fun to hear how you've inspired others!

Linda said...

The quilts that you have featured are so beautiful !!! I love your new black birds quilt!!!! My elephant parade is finished except for binding!!!! I better get on it ...😘 Thanks for all of your well written patterns!!!! We love you!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

The birds are great. And so are the quilts made by your followers. I love seeing the different versions of your pattern.

Rachel said...

Lovely quilts! I like your blue bird and how the baby giraffe's spots seem to be halfway between mom and dad's spots! Renae's label is great! Is it embroidery?

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

It is always great to see all the happy quilts made with your patterns. Thanks for hosting!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Love those wee blackbirds, Lorna. I always enjoy how you re-work your patterns to give them a completely new spin. Same block, new fabrics, new lay-outs. So much scope for the imagination!

KaHolly said...

Loving that bird quilt.

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Its so wonderful seeing your quilt patterns in the wild Lorna! I'm hanging out for your bird pattern, I'm going to make a quilt for my girls with it :)

SarahZ said...

It must make your day to see what folks have made with your patterns! I'm like you, that Elephant Parade is one amazing first quilt...and all of them are super fun! Your sidebar is filling up fast, isn't it! You are one busy gal!!!xo!

Julia Graber said...

Your patterns are so cute. I especially like the elephants and the black birds with one "black sheep!"

Becky Jorgensen said...

super cute!
Love the variety.

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

I really, really love those little birdies!! You are so productive! I love it. (But I'm also a wee bit jealous...)