Sunday, 1 August 2010

The Secrets out! Finally we can tell you all about it.

I have been on a secret cyber journey with the Gum Tree girls and we all have had a fabulous journey in making this gorgeous quilt “Springtime” for Fresh Hope.

We wanted to help Fresh Hope as they are a wonderful organisation and so we got together (thru emails and phone calls) and we sorted out everything that has to be to make this beautiful quilt. We are all so very proud of it and we have called it our ‘baby’ as its felt like a very special and precious thing….just like a baby. :)

Springtime Quilt Each one of us Gum Tree designers designed and stitched our main block and also a verse for the quilt. But you are saying….there is 9 blocks and yes so one each from me,Jenny, Joy, Dawn, Vikki, Judith, Fiona and Cheryl (now not among the gum tree branches) and that made 8 blocks so we asked if Blossom (Jenny’s daughter) would design and stitch one too.

This is my block and verse

Blocks (7)

and the reason behind my block titled ‘In A Twirl’ is because I felt that a lot of the ladies who ended up at Fresh Hope had their lives in a twirl. With my design you can see the spiders web….life has caught them….then on they go around life’s journeys and find that eventually along the journey there is nice and wonderful things in life to enjoy from having help from Fresh Hope.

This is the verse I stitched also

9th Verse - Vicki

You can pop on over to the Among the Gum Trees blog and read all about this quilt and Fresh Hope and also visit each of my sisters on their blogs to see their blocks they also stitched with love for this quilt.

The pattern for this fabulous quilt will be available from Fresh Hope very soon.

I should say that the design of this quilt was designed by me. We all did our individual blocks, the quilt was stitched together by Dawn, the machine quilting was done by Cheryl, the binding was done by Joy and we are all very proud of this quilt as all of us had a part to play in it.

We hope that you love it as much as we do and look for it to be available for purchase from Fresh Hope later in the month and know you will be supporting a fantastic organisation.

Hugs to all……….Vicki

22 lovely people said....:

Dawn said...

It's beautiful Vicki, and you did an amazing job of designing the whole pattern... thankyou darl...we can be so thrilled.... I can't wait to make myself one now...
Big Hugs Dawn x x

barb's creations said...

What a lovely secret you have been hiding.I'll go and check out the other girls blocks soon.I think this will be another one to put on my to-do list,Thanks for all your efforts((((hugs)))) :) Barb.

SheilaC said...

What a wonderful idea!! I love the block you designed and can't wait for this to be available!

SheilaC

Samelia's Mum said...

Wow! It's fabulous. I look forward to making one too. Well done Vicki and the Gum Tree girls.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

This was such a growing experience for all of us, Vic - a joy to work alongside such talented women!
Your quilt design framed each of our blocks to perfection, and I will always appreciate that your job of writing the final quilt pattern was the least enjoyable and most laboursome. You went the hard yards for us and Fresh Hope, hon! Bless you always!!! Love your block so much, and the inspiration behind it is so *your* heart.
Love
Jen
xxx

Allie said...

I love your block Vickie and the inspiration behind it - you all did a fabulous job - my hat is off to you wonderful girls!

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Vicki,

The quilt is beautiful and reflects the beauty of the reason behind it.
Fabulous.
Hugs, Sharon

Barb said...

That is amazing when so many talents can come together and do something that beautiful.

Joy said...

Dearest Sally Stickypins!!! Look how fabulous this quilt looks with your beautiful design ... you put so much work into the design and the pattern writing, bless your gawjus heart Vicki. I've so enjoyed sharing this fabulous journey with you dear one.
Love n hugs,
Ethel xxxx *mwah* xxxx

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

It looks lovely, you have done a great job.

QuiltSue said...

What a wonderful idea. It's a loveyly quilt.

BubzRugz said...

A lovely block - I love the delicate little spider web. The whole quilt is lovely - great job by everyone. Hugz
Fiona

Briarside Lane said...

This is just a wonderful collaboration from the Gum Tree girls! I love it! Will be looking for the pattern.
...Karen

SewLindaAnn said...

Do you think the pattern will be available as a downloaded PDf?

Doris said...

What a beautiful quilt, and for such a worthy cause. It's wonderful to be involved in such a meaningful project.
Doris..

Funoldhag said...

You are a very talented lady Vicki! What a beautiful quilt and for such a wonderful cause. Your design is lovely - all your work is wonderful. And the gals you hang around with all do such great work. You all complement one another. Hugs, Carol

teresa said...

The quilt is absolutely beautiful Vicki and your block is so lovely. You have all done an amazing job on this quilt and for such a worthwhile cause. I love all the triangles - your design is really gorgeus. (and of course you know how much I love this fabric he he!!!) Well done to all of you xx

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vicki,
What a great cause and a beautiful quilt.
Well done, a big hug to all you lovely ladies!
Hugs,
Anna

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Kelly said...

Wow your block is just beautiful!

Graciela said...

Hi Vicky !!!! It's fabulous
kisses for you

Miss Nancy said...

Very, very heartwarming and inspiring! Great work by all.

Have a super great stitching day.