Alyzabeth's 100 Wishes Quilt

Welcome to Alyzabeth's 100 Wishes Quilt site. This should be a trip since I've never made a quilt. EVER! However, one way or another we will get this quilt made! And we did!! Thank You Nana Joy!!!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Quilt Update January 2008

I posted on our main blog about the quilt being finished! We are so please with it and that my MIL did the actual sewing and quilting.

Quilt is Finished!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Quilt Update December 2007

Upper right side of quilt. The center of the quilt has a square from SIL, Mia. She is a professional signer (the brown square with the sign for love) and I loved it so much, it is the center of the quilt!

Upper left side of quilt.

Center of quilt.

Right edge/side of quilt.

Lower right corner (my Mom's square has the birds: Cardinal for Missouri and Chickadee for Maine).

MIL, Joy, has about half the quilt "quilted".
All squares are sewn together (read prior post). She brought the quilt this trip for the Christmas holiday just to show us - yeah!!
The center of the quilt has sister Mia's sign language square.
It looks great!! Thank you again and again......

Friday, November 30, 2007

Quilt is "Sewing" Together!

A year ago I completed my quest for quilt squares for Alyzabeth An's OHGW quilt. I intended to cut each square to the 7 1/2 inch square size. My MIL offered to sew it and quilt it but I was determined to do as much as I could. Of course a year later after totally messing up several cuts, I gave the whole thing over to dear MIL this Thanksgiving weekend.

By November 30, 2007, in less than a week, she has cut the squares and sewn the top of the quilt AND added the border and prairie points.

I asked for the quilt to be about queen size so I know she has made it at least 10 squares wide and 13 rows. You can't see the entire quilt in these pictures.
I am so excited; she (MIL Joy) is bringing what she has completed so far to our home over the Christmas holiday!!! In the wintertime, they live about a 5 hours drive south of here and come for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Can you believe it?
It is wonderful!!!
Thank you and big hugs to MIL, Nana Joy!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Quilt Update May 2007

Yes, I had all my quilt squares collected (well, not all that I wanted; there are a few family and friends I would have liked to add to the quilt).

So I decided I was done. It was time to begin arranging the squares. I also told my MIL, that I would cut the squares to a 7.5 inch square. She has graciously offered to assemble the quilt (she's an expert!).
I bought the cutting board and rotary cutter.
So I began cutting......

I began cutting the squares and cut several too small. So those will be for the shams. Just a rookie mistake!

I decided to join one more swap to make sure I would have enough squares; I joined a squish swap that was all about Chinese culture.
What a great swap! I am so glad I made my cutting "mistake" as I would have never joined another swap. The fabric and wishes are wonderful and explain alot about the Chinese heritage, symbols and holidays.

I received squares from:

Tassie Kowal, Bellingham WA
Bridget Thurston, Kingston WA
Shandra Eakes, Burleson TX
Jennifer Helms, Lewisville TX
Debbie Frentzen, Sellersville PA
Cathy Tyhurst, Newmarket ON Canada
Kelly Higgs, Elmira ON Canada
Anik Nolet, Quebec Canada
Susan Karpiuk, Surrey BC Canada
Jocelyn Firth, Lower Sackville NS Canada
Norma Loewen, Hague Canada
Kim Nagowski, Lancaster NY
Bonnie Pontillo, Geneseo NY
Ann Keisling Smith, Portland OR
Shari Hansen, Olathe KS
Chris Kramer, Fort Belvoir VA
Susan Crowell, Rancho Cucamonga CA
Laura Keir, Mission Viejo CA
Diana Vandra, Grass Valley CA
Theresa Johnson, North Attleboro MA
Cynthia Butcher, Blue Springs MO
Denise Jackson, St. Peters MO
Linda Hart, Norwalk OH
Tiffany Clark, Columbus GA
Sherrell Blankenship-Brown, Columbia SC
Sarah Swanson, Bethesda MD
Kiy Shelton, Albuquerque NM
Sue Springirth, Carmel IN
Amy Darlington, Moorestown NJ

Many thanks to Tassie Kowal who organized this swap.
Thank you for all the great wishes! Next... to learn how to "scrap-book" the wishes!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Quilt - "Design Phase"!

As you may have read on our Alyzabethan blog, our MIL was here over Thanksgiving and got me moving in the right direction on Lizzy's quilt. Lot's of cutting to true up the squares to 7.5 inches. Then the sewing will begin!

We have purchased the pale green fabric for the border and prairie points. You can see it barely in the bottom of the top picture.

MIL will actually assemble the quilt, make the prairie points, sew on the border and then hand quilt/stitch. Can you believe the quilt will be a reality next year.
Thank you to all who have given us the gift of fabric and wishes.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Quilt - From Aunt Jan and Cousin Babette

More family members are sending us fabric. Can't wait to get the squares out and "design" Lizzy's quilt.
Thank you to DH's family!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Quilt Squares from Sister M. Morge

We are so happy that DH's sister sent several quilt squares. She had them embroidered with symbols and messages dear to this family. Since she is a professional "signer" (Sign Language for the Deaf), she wished that Lizzy will learn to sign also. She also sent one fabric embroidered in memory of DH's and her Mother, also one with her home State of Illinois on it. All are precious and we thank her for making them so special!
(pictures soon to appear)

Quilt Squares from J & K Allen

Our good church buddies, Crown Financial "Graduates" and fellow red wine appreciative drinkers gave us two fabrics and wishes.

The wishes are wonderful: for Lizzy to have a good, true friend and to have humor and laughter in her life. Thank you!!