Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Hip Hooray all is revealled!!

Way back in July my lovely friend Helen asked me if I was interested in making up a sample quilt for an American shop and of course I said yes.
The project: Quilt Aid USA
It runs just like the Australian Quilt Aid but with 6 American and 6 Austalian Designers and only 6 shops involved. The Aussie designers are Helen Stubbings, Lynette Anderson, Annie Downs, Sue Daley, Bronwyn Hayes and Natalie Lymer and the Americans art Kathy Scmitdz, Anne Sutton, Bari Sue, Brenda Riddle, Robyn Pandolph and Terri Denkenholb

The Fat Quarter Shop supplied all the fabrics and a finishing kit pattern and I pieced it, stitched all the applique and embroidery and had it professionally quilted. I worked every spare minute I could to meet the deadline. Thank-you Kimberly for allowing me the opportunity to make this quilt and to Helen for suggesting I do it.
So here she is....

not the best pic, so much nicer in real life!
The theme is "Heart and Home" and the fabrics are Collection for a Cause "Hope" by Howard Marcus Dunn for Moda, simply gorgeous!
Here's some up close snaps, can you guess whose block belongs to who?












Head on over to the Quilt Aid USA website for all the details of where you can buy the blocks and a finishing kit to help a worthy cause!

31 comments:

Fiona said...

You are so right - It is just beautiful in the flesh - You have done such an outstanding job of it Jo. I would love to guess who did all of the blocks but of course I already know the answers - LOL

Hugs - Fee X

Kate said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous Jo.

Sandi Butler said...

The quilt is absolutely gorgeous, Jo! Just love the fabrics used. Beautiful sewing, you've done a great job!!!

Cubby House Crafts said...

You have done such a beautiful job Jo it is just Gorgeous!!!!
Lisa ʚϊɞ

Roseanne said...

Gorgeous quilt Jo. I just love the fabric. I think I will have to check this quilt out.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Congratulations Jo that is truly stunning...you should be so very proud of yourself...

Vicki ♥ said...

Very very nice and I love all the colours...they look so well together.

Marina said...

What gorgeous blocks and quilt..

Dawn said...

Looks Fabulous Jo... well done.... Love the colors in those fabrics..
Hugs Dawn x x

Jodie said...

Jo, I am so excited to finally see the whole quilt - you worked so hard on it and it shows !Its really inspiring.

Joy said...

Jo you're incredible!!! That quilt is absolutely stunningly GAWJUS!!!! You've done a fabulous job on it ... yay for you :o)!!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

boysmum2 said...

Beautiful quilt

Robyn G. said...

Oh Jo I saw this on FQS when I was visiting the other day, not knowing it was my very own Pal's handiwork.
Congrats heaps!!!...can't think of anyone better to do it!
You did such a beautiful job :-)
It really is a beautiful quilt and I bought some of the Hope fabrics from Anni's shop the other day...they are simply wow!!!

Kerri said...

That looks great Jo. You have done really well. And you have been so busy

Sew Useful Designs said...

What an absolutely stunning quilt, Jo! You've pieced it so beautifully! Each block is gorgeous, I think I've got four of the Aussie girls, but not sure about the rest. Love the fabrics too!

Hugs! Vikki :-)

Kris said...

Lovely work Jo!

Christine M said...

Ah, so here is your secret project. It looks fantastic Jo. You've done a wonderful job. You should be very proud of yourself. Hugs, Christine

Mrs A. said...

Wow, Wow and more wow. This is just gorgeous Jo!

Michelle May said...

Loooooooove it!!! It's fantastic Jo! I'm going to do a follow up post on my blog tomorrow, which of course will be yesterday for you. hee,hee,hee. I crack myself up.
This quilt is just stunning girlfriend!
xx, shell

Maree: said...

Well Done I did Guess a couple of the blocks...Looks Fab.
cheers

Stina said...

So much FUN.. its wonderful Jo... amazing work!! :o))

julia said...

Cooooooool!
Congrats, it turned out beautifully! I've already spotted it on the FQS site and had immediately to think of you!!!
Hugs, Julia

Elyte said...

What a gorgeous quilt Jo. No wonder you were so busy during that time. A great accomplishment, you must be so proud. I am writing from Amsterdam where I am enjoying a wonderful holiday but no sewing to speak of. Well done.

Julie said...

Stunning quilt Jo. You have done a beautiful job.

Kerryanne English said...

Beautifully done Jo.

wonderwoman said...

wow, what an amazing quilt and so beautifully done - fantastic Jo!

xxx

kathyros said...

This is just beautiful Jo, what a fabulous job you haev done!!

DAWNIE said...

Just love this Jo. What an honour for you to make. Would have been hard to part with it. Love seeing the influences from each of the artists you mention on it. Is the kit only availabe from the US?? Lovely work - bet you wished you did 2 as you went along.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Wow, Jo!!! What beautiful work!! And such a gorgeous quilt. :-)
Well done!!!
Hugs
Jenny
xx

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Jo! WELL DONE!! Your quilt looks AWESOME and you were very good at keeping your secret! :0) In fact ... I got excited when I saw pics of your gorgeous quilt on a couple of other blogs ... I knew the clever stitcher! :0) Now do you get to play with something for yourself?! Hope so - happy stitching! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Jo...it is beautiful!!! The colours and everything about it!!! You have done an absolutely marvelous job...GO JO!!! Dzintra♥x