Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Answer All Invitations Parade of small quilts!

Hello and Welcome to the Parade!  If your here from the link up party at Roses Of Inspiration please pull up a seat!    Lots and lots of talented quilters and I tell you they are ALL beautiful!  Super job ladies each and every one of you!  I know your all excited to see all the pretties but first let me share what next month will bring!  I really had a tough time deciding this month because there are sooooooo many lovely quilts to choose from but this one spoke the loudest to me and so here it is.....I do want to share the final deciding factor....just under the title it reads...

"The double hourglass block used in this quilt is a reminder of how time may have crept by slowly as women during the Civil War waited for news about their husbands, sons, and fathers who had enlisted."  

It really made me stop in my tracks and think about how agonizing it must have been for them because they didn't have the technology or the communication capabilities we have today.  In a few seconds we can get a message on our phones from across the world.  We can stream video and live video chats in real time.  But not these women, they had to wait for a messenger to come by on a horse.  And their news was sent weeks and sometimes months prior, not milliseconds like we have.....so this quilt is for all those women that waiting and wondered....it is to them I dedicate this quilt...please turned to page 72.........."Double Hourglass"


And now onto the Parade!  Again these ladies did an awesome job!  I loved them all!


First up we have Vivan from Iowa, She made an extra Row on hers using 1800's repro fabrics...love the scrappy look....and that little twig bed is her favorite doll bed.....I can see why!

Jodi tells me she had fun making this quilt and I would have to agree with her!!!  It turned out so pretty, lovely colors Jodi!

Annette in Wishconsin used beautiful yellows and blues!  So soft and lovely...and that quit rack is awesome!!  That machine is everyones envy! hehe  Great job!

Gail used a Charm pack from Minick & Simpson Called Independence Trail....Love the Americana Colors!!! and the white backdrop :0)  Nice Job Gail!

Mickey used up some scraps from a garage sale with four patches already together....how clever is that!!!!  Hers is made in Flannel!  Love that bed...very cute Mickey!

Robin made this version but made it a little smaller turning out an 18"x18" quilt...DARLING!!!! This one really pops!

Susan also made hers smaller and made it half size to measure 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 "...Love that hanger!!!  Nice color palette Susan!
Anna also used Americana colors and I LOVE This!!!  If you really look closely you will see she quilted stars in it!!!  AWESOME Job Anna!!!
Cathy sent us this Rockin Version.....Love the color combo really lovely job, just beautiful! 

Lori did this very cheerful spring color version..oh o makes me long for warmer weather and flowers!  Super sweet !

And lastly Mine....I used Token of Friendship charm pack by Kansas Troubles.  Love the colors so rich! I will say that for some reason the blue looks electric, I promise its just a regular ole navy blue, lighting was way off today as we have grey skies.....sigh.
Thank you ladies for participating and if your visiting and would like to join us p!ease do!  We are an opened quilt along!  Be sure to leave some love for these beautiful quilts made by my friends!  Until next time!  God loves you!


22 comments:

  1. Nicely done ladies! I have had my finished since the 2nd of Feb and forgot to send it in. Oh well, next month!!

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    1. Hey Sandy, send me your photo!m I can still post it on the parade !

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  2. Beautiful! Pulling out the scraps now to get started in the next one. Mickey

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  3. So much fun....and I love every one :)

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  4. Oh, the quilts are so very beautiful! I love the colours of all of them...
    Happy March and... ciao! :)

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  5. Thanks for visiting! The quilts are all superb. I enjoyed the photos very much. I'm your newest follower! Mildred in Georgia

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  6. Aren't they all so beautiful? It's fun to see each of them, but in different colors.
    Thank you for your visit. I wanted to let you know that you're a no reply blogger, so I can't reply to your email. Maybe you could change that? I'm your newest follower.

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  7. I'm visiting from the "Roses" party and really enjoyed seeing the results of this challenge! What a difference color and tint/tone and shade make in the final effect!

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  8. i love the color's in lori's, yours also. i think those two were my favorites but they are all just beautiful. so much work, you have to LOVE it!!!!

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  9. There is so much talent out there! Each one is incredibly beautiful and uniquely made - I love how different colors add a different look :)

    Thanks, sweet friend, for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. Happy Tuesday!

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  10. Amazing, what a beautiful quilts. I like how you used the colors.

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  11. Beautiful quilts and each is unique. Sounds like a lot of fun. Have a terrific day, Heather

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  12. What lovely quilts...such beautiful colors! Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog too...have a lovely evening :)

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  13. Love seeing all the different ways and fabrics for this pattern

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  14. The quilts are wonderful. It's such fun seeing so many different variations, each with a unique touch. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  15. Those quilts are amazing. I love all the different colors and variations. Beautiful work.

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  16. Hi Tilda! Greetings from Oregon. I have received your package, safe and sound and I love it. I will be linking up with Stephanie at the end of the month so all can see my new treasures. Thank you! I love your blog! How fun that you are a quilter...I am too! Haven't had much time lately to quilt but am going on a quilt retreat in April! Nice to meet you!

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    1. Oh I am so happy you liked it! I wish I knew you were a quilter too! Have fun at the retreat!

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  17. These are all so very beautiful. I collect dolls and if I ever learn to quilt...I hope to make a small doll quilt. I know it would be fun. Happy Spring, Diane

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  18. I would like to send a photo of this month's quilt. Don't know where to send it. Please advice. I have enjoyed making the small quilts. This is my first post ever, so not quite sure what I am doing. Thanks, Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy! Glad your joining us! Please send it to me
      at tildagirl@msn dot com. I will post the picture on the first in the parade right here! Can't wait to see your small quilt!

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