Thursday, January 2, 2014

USA Amy's Block for Micaela & a Christmas Miracle-ahem-FINISH

Happy New Year to all of you! It is going to be a fantastic 2014! Welcome to all our new members-I am especially excited that Pam has joined us. She is my Aunt and my role model/inspiration/idea of what and who I want to be as a quilter! Yep- no pressure Pam :)

Now onto pictures- I finished Micaela's December block-two days into January-sorry! After my rush to finish the quilt below, my machine and I needed a few days off and a good cleaning. I enjoyed making this block! Very liberating just grabbing fabrics and stitching them together without any clear plan.

 Now on to the Christmas Miracle-Finish.....drum roll please.....  I stitched the blocks together and added the borders Monday December 23, spray basted and quilted Christmas Eve and added the binding on Christmas Day. We did not see my parents until December 27 so I had a few extra days. To say that they were surprised would be an understatement! My mom keeps says she thought she was getting a few pillows because we had discussed some ideas. She especially loves the idea of our group and that this quilt came together from women all over the world. She is so touched! I thank all of you for helping to make this incredibly special quilt! And the pictures....

I used white thread to echo quilt around and inside all the stars and diamonds. 

The green fabric on the back is the same as the borders.

My parents right after opening the quilt.


  1. Oh Amy! I am so excited for the Christmas quilt. I have been wondering if you were able to get it finished. It is beautiful! Thanks for including a photo of your parents too. Sometimes I find it is easier to work under a deadline. Congratulations of such a gorgeous piece!
    I just got back from Florida this morning. Your charity block was waiting for me. Thank you and Doris too.
    I really like the way the blocks for Micaela are all coming together. We all have our own styles of crazy piecing!
    Happy New Year everyone! I will get caught up on all of the blog details in the next few days.

  2. Amy...what an incredible feat of quilting and love!!! Your mom must be so happy... and so proud of you...I would be. The quilt looks have such vision. And, now all those hours piecing those tiny little hsts together are TOTALLY WORTH IT!
    Happy new year! So excited to see what 2014 has to offer us in colours, fabrics and patterns...
    xo Katy

  3. Amy, that is gorgeous! When does your long arm get here?

    1. In the next couple of weeks!!!! I am so excited!!!!

  4. I love how the green sections on the edges make diamonds. So pretty!