Saturday, May 5, 2012

I'm So Excited, I Won!

I was checking my email and I found out I won a yard of green backing fabric from Marcia's Crafty Sewing & Quilting. Marica first asked for ideas for naming for the green quilt she made. I came up with the name, Emerald City, as it looked like cities seen from the air and because the centers reminded me of emeralds. Then once she received quite a few name ideas she asked for us to vote on the name we liked the best. I still liked Emerald City the best and voted for it. Apparently Emerald City and Evergreen Swirls also got a lot of votes, so Marcia will combine those 2 names. She said she would randomly choose a winner and I was the lucky one who won the fabric backing.
My 4-year old grandson got a new bed and needed a quilt for it. I had emailed my daughter a few photos of quilts for my grandson to choose from and one of them was a Chinese Lantern quilt. He asked my daughter what a lantern was and when she said it was a light, that was the one he chose for me to make. He has been attracted to lights of all kinds, like a moth-to-a-flame, since he was about a year old. So winning this fabric was also perfect timing as I recently finished this quilt top for my grandson who had requested a green quilt, his favorite color.
*Update: I didn't make this as a quilt-as-you-go after all. I also used the green fabric I won on another quilt back instead.

Chinese Lantern quilt top laid out on my "design floor" in 3 vertical sections. I was thinking about quilting this in 3 sections in a quilt-as-you-go quilt.

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  1. Love the balls and tassels! The lanterns look great and the extras really compliment them. What a fun quilt to give away to your nephew who loves light sources. :)

  2. That's a great quilt! Love all the greens!

  3. Beautiful quilt!

  4. Congratulations on winning!!!!!
    And this is a beautiful quilt. Have a nice week!

  5. Congrats! I love that lantern quilt! Simply beautiful!

  6. Congrats on your win. This lantern quilt is great! The embroidery you added really enhances the design. I love seeing embroidery in quilts these days, and not just as embroidered blocks. It's a special quilt. Your grandson is lucky-green.


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