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 nine women we selected as the Back to School Sewing Team. I’m happy to introduce them to you this week during Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party.
Today I’m pleased to introduce Wanda Philbin from Point Edward, Ontario.
The lighter, brighter rings are nicely spread out. The higher contrast blocks keep your eye moving around the quilt, while the more subtle rings seem to ground the composition. This is a really pleasing quilt. Didn’t Wanda do a nice job?
I asked Wanda to share a few thoughts with QP readers:
I thoroughly enjoyed working with the fabric I had. Deciding on the placement of the “circles” or “donuts” was playful—I enjoyed seeing how the colors worked together and the different effects from moving the fabric around. This would be a great scrap quilt.
I learned was that there are many great quilters I haven’t met yet and that their lives are as crazy as mine. But we all like to make just one more quilt and we will certainly find the time to do that.
I had to be patient because my fabric didn’t come quickly enough for me, and because I had to finish another project before I could start this special one. The bias edges were a challenge. I made sure that I measured the quilt on both edges and down the middle to get an accurate measurement for the border strip.
I have subscribed to Quiltmaker for many, many years and have made or adapted several quilts from it. Watch Facebook for the special events QM has and be part of one. I am very pleased to have been part of this year’s Back to School event. The best thing is that I now have a beautiful quilt that only cost a little of my time.
On behalf of Quiltmaker and Red Rooster Fabrics, I’d like to extend a sincere thank you to Wanda Philbin for a job well done. We really appreciate you!
To reinforce my appreciation for Wanda’s efforts, please leave her a thank-you message in the comments below. Thanks!