Several months ago, we announced on Facebook that we were looking for QM readers to work on a one-time project for us. It’s been my pleasure to work with the eight women we selected as the Back to School Sewing Team. I’m happy to introduce them to you this week during the QM Back to School Party.
Today I’m pleased to present Karlene Larson from Broadway, North Carolina.
Here is Karlene’s finished quilt.
Aren’t the textures yummy? This quilt is a bit different because Fabric #8 is lighter than the others, whereas in most of the other quilts, it was darker.
Karlene penned a few thoughts for QP readers:
It was exciting to sew one of the Back to School quilts and to meet the other team members. We formed a group on Facebook and were able to get to know each other a little and share our experiences.
There was much anticipation as we waited for our surprise fabric packages to arrive. It was such fun to see what each person received.
All the fabrics were wonderful and I was especially pleased with mine. The colors suited me well with their woodsy tones since I love being outside, walking in the woods. I wanted to start sewing as soon as I opened the package.
Having a short time to make the quilts, it was super to have a pattern that worked up easily and quickly. It was great fun to see each team member’s quilt “come to life.” I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and appreciate being part of the group.
Working on this quilt and making new friends have given me ideas for how to connect and work together with the friends I miss since my recent move. Even if you can’t be together in person, there remains a camaraderie of sewing and sharing the same project while working together online. You can share everything from fabric choices to the finished quilt.
I love giving quilts away, and a quickie like this is perfect for that. In fact I already have one done in a scrappy version that some child is sure to love.
I would highly recommend you grab some of your favorite fabrics and a few friends and have a sewing day to make this fun, quick and easy quilt. You really can have the quilt done from start to finish in a couple of days.
On behalf of Quiltmaker and Northcott, I’d like to extend a sincere thank you to Karlene Larson for a job well done. We really appreciate you!