AnneMarie’s Gen X Quilters blog is chock full of resources. I’ve always enjoyed her Quilt Block Library, and her HST tutorial helped me become a much better piecer. AnneMarie recently started selling patterns, which include her new Patchwork Napkins, last year’s Block of the Month (Sister’s Ten) and this year’s (Vice Versa). AnneMarie has also been featured in several quilt magazines. She is down-to-earth and she’s the epitome of the modern quilt blogger. Be sure to check her out!
Tell us about your favorite quilt. When did you make it? What pattern did you use? What fabrics?
Ahhh, picking a favorite quilt. This is always SO hard. Each one is such a labor of love; how can you pick just one? Since I have to, this quilt called Hello Sunshine is my favorite. I reserve the right to change my mind later! I made this quilt in the summer of 2011 from my own design. I absolutely LOVE the fabrics in this quilt. I used Heather Bailey’s Nicey Jane Collection with a Kona Maize background.
Have you shown it at any quilt shows or entered it in any contests?
What memories or people does the quilt make you think of?
It is the first quilt I made for my husband and me to put on our bed. In fact, the queen size quilt was no small feat for me, so it’s actually still the only one I’ve made for us.
What do you like best about the quilt?
I love how the blocks meld together when you are viewing the quilt from afar. I think the colors just flow so nicely together. It is bright and cheery, but also subtle and understated.
How did you grow as a quilter while making it?
This quilt is special to me because of where it falls in my learning curve of learning to design quilts. Although this quilt is comprised of only one X block, I feel as though this quilt was a turning point in designing my own quilts. I was learning to use EQ software with this quilt, and I created my own way to construct the blocks to increase my accuracy when piecing them together. I learned a lot by going through that exercise. I stitched every stitch; this was quilted on a long arm machine shortly after I took a class learning to use it. It’s rookie long arming by far, but I still love it because I did it.
If you could make this quilt again, what (if anything) would you do differently?
The only thing I would do different is to add the remaining Nicey Jane prints from the line that are not included in the quilt. I really do love the vintage feel of the prints and wish I had known I was missing a couple. I only realized it after the quilt was put together.
Where is the quilt now?
I love that my husband and I use this quilt every day. We sleep under it every single night. It made a move with us two years ago, and it very much made our new house feel like home during that transition. Since this quilt started as just an idea and turned into something I designed, pieced, quilted, and now use each day makes it a special keepsake for me.
Tell Us About Your Favorite Quilt
What about you? What’s your favorite quilt? Answer our questions on your blog and then link up on any of the daily posts. (You can even use the “My Favorite Quilt” button if you want!: http://www.sewmamasew.com/june2014/myfavoritequilt150.jpg) We’re giving away three $25 gift certificates to Fabricworm, randomly drawn from all entries in June.
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- Tell us about your favorite quilt. When did you make it? What pattern did you use? What fabrics?
- Have your shown it at any quilt shows or entered it in any contests?
- What memories or people does the quilt make you think of?
- What do you like best about the quilt?
- How did you grow as a quilter while making it?
- If you could make this quilt again, what (if anything) would you do differently?
- Where is the quilt now?
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