Friday, October 28, 2011


''Lotta'' quilt
I finished up this quilting on this ''Lotta'' quilt that I had made in August using Lotta's great fabrics! ... I know I've been a bit slow lately at my finishes, But, I have to say I am finding I have more patience to slow down and enjoy the journey even more than I do already! 
This was a quilt I made using Lotta Jansdotter's new fabrics for Windham, that are coming out at Market as we speak!  I was lucky to be bale to play with them early. I only added the yellow, gold and white to highlight the prints.  Love the prints.  Big bold graphic prints...

This quilt was made modifying this block.  The middle section is an octagon, which I then pieced the squares, and triangles to fit the full squares all the way around the Octagon, then squared off the corners.  I played with the placement of the colors so that each block would look differently each time.
A good way to practice your y seam piecing! And drafting skills!

 It's in the wash right now getting nice and crinkly! Love that!

Tonight is the BASICS/PROMESA GALA. They have merged their two org's and it is now called ACACIA NETWORK.  You may recall last year is when we auctioned off MANY of the House Block quilts, and I gave a quilt to the governor of NY. pictures here!

I was happy to receive word that I am receiving a Community Service Award tonight, 
which I'd like to say, 
I am accepting on behalf of ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE DONATED A QUILT OR TWO OR 30!
Hillcreekquilter donation

I'm so thrilled with all your generosity in helping me achieve this goal to bring these families quilts.  We are currently working on our next distribution event, for early December. Date is still being figured out, so stay tuned for more info on that, and PICTURES from tonight's event!

Now I need to figure out what to say tonight. gulp.  Wish me luck!
LeeAnn's quilt donation

Please KEEP SENDING THOSE QUILTS!!  We need MORE!  The more we get, the more we give!! Tis' the season for giving!  Thank you!!!

PLEASE! Add your quilt to the flickr page so we can see them all!  Show us your lovely donations!  FLICKR PAGE IS HERE.

Visit the website for INFO on what quilts to send and where:

And lastly!

Winner of Riel's book is Jean! Congrats Jean! 
A HUGE Thank you to Riel for her great post about  her quilts and hearing her BOOK with us!


  1. Congratulations Victoria! Thats wonderful.

  2. Yes, I bought Denise Schmidt's Cog & Wheel pattern too...back in August! I notice you squared the corners instead of rounding them!

  3. Congrats on your well-deserved award, Victoria! And have fun at the gala.....whatever you say will be from the heart, so it will be great!

    And I love your little quilt....those fabrics are perfect together!

  4. Have fun with your celebration tonight!!!!!

    I'm so excited to win Riel's book. Squee! (did u hear me all the way from Ohio?)

  5. No pattern here, Belinda... Never made a pattern quilt in my life...

    Thanks Regan & Dan!

    Jean! I heard ya! Book is on it's way! ;-)

  6. Congratulations -- very well-deserved! And thank you for showing my quilt on your blog -- I'm glad it got there safely...I hope to get another one to you in time for your December distribution -- this time it will be a quilt for a teenage boy! Again, congratulations and have a wonderful time!

  7. Congrats on the service award! You are so deserving. Have a great time tonight. Can't wait to see all the pictures.

  8. I really like how that came out, with your color choices. I need to look at patterns in a new way.


  9. Hi V - I have a quilt ready to sent of to Basics, so that announcement was very timely!

    Huge congrats on your award! What a wonderful chain of caring you began. Thanks for giving us all a way to help out.

  10. You are most deserving of this award, so just enjoy the moment! All your "quilt elves" are so happy for you!

  11. I'd give you a HUNDRED community service awards!! Yay you!!!

  12. Way to go V! I'm so proud of you and all the other quilters that have donated quilts. Quilters are the best.

  13. Congratulations on a well deserved award!

  14. Wow, Victoria, what a lovely recognition award; your inspiring young and experienced quilters all over the world to reach out and share with the other people in our world. You Rock !~!


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