I thought I would share a few emails that have been sent to me from readers…
The first comes from Leslee. After her father passed away, she took his shirts and made a quilt for her mother.
She said she was inspired after seeing the Show Off quilts that both my daughter Kelli and I made. This is Kelli’s version…
You can read about it HERE. Such a fun quilt. Kelli made hers from recycled shirts.
The quilt is easy construction and goes together quickly. If you ever need a fast donation or gift quilt, this one is a good option. Basically, the blocks are already done and you’re only making the sashing…and in Kelli’s case the piano keyboard. For me, I left off the piano keyboard.
This is my version. You can read about it more and see pictures HERE.
I made mine as a wedding present for someone who liked the vintage farmhouse look. That’s why I left off the outer pieced border. Vintage Farmhouse is more a plain clean look and I think this fell into that category.
The quilt is not Kelli or my design idea. The pattern is free and can be found at Quilted Twins. You can find the free pattern HERE.
I’m so pleased our work inspired Leslee to make a quilt from her mother.
I recently wrote a blog post about how I had not heard of a potato chip quilt. You can find that blog post here if you missed it.
Anyway Robin wrote that she had made two potato chip quilts and sent pictures to share them. I thought I would share them all with you…
“I hope you are doing well. I wanted to write to you about my Potato Chip quilts. I saw the pattern on Conquering Mt Scrapmore. I had 2 Kaffe Fasset jelly rolls and knew they would be perfect. For the red one, I paired it a black jelly roll.
For the blue one, I paired it with a purple jelly roll.
I used 108” KF to back both. The red quilt was donated to be auctioned off at our local ALS Chapter Gala. (I have slow progressing ALS and have made many adaptations to be able to sew from my power wheelchair. Pre-cuts and a very cooperative husband have helped me to continue a craft that I love!) The blue quilt was made for my sister, after her husband was killed in a motorcycle accident. So both quilts meant a lot to me. I want to do another for me.”
If that doesn’t inspire me to make a potato chip quilt, nothing will. HA!! I do have some Kaffe prints and even a jelly roll I think. Hmm. I really like these both. For now, I’m holding strong and sticking with my UFO projects, I’d really like to have fewer of them and as long as I’m on a roll, I better stick with it. Soon, I hope, soon I’ll be picking some projects and likely be making a potato chip quilt!!
Thanks for sharing these notes with me Robin and Leslee. I love seeing fun things in my email….