Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Words and more words

Three years ago, I was inspired to make this quilt. Tonya from Lazy Gal Quilting was having an on-line challenge for quilters to make a winter word quilt and I jumped in head first.

All of my quilts are so prim and proper and this type of quilt was totally outside of my comfort zone. I'm sure a few of my followers were probably wondering what was I thinking. :o)

I followed Tonya's tutorials for making the letters and the snowflakes, the wonky trees and the wonky house. There is a lot of me in this quilt and it is by far one of my favourites. Tonya's new and first book: Word Play Quilts is out and if you want to be brave and try something new, this book is a good place to start. Go over here to Tonya's post to see all the other links for wordy quilts and enjoy.

To read more about my WINTER quilt, go here and scroll down through the posts for the explanations as to why I chose my letters and the scenes.

For me, there are ideas for a SUMMER quilt just dancing around in my head. Perhaps 2011 will see a new wordy quilt coming along.

Thank you, Tonya for inspiring so many of us and best of luck with your new book!!!

Have a great day!

16 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh you have done a most amazing job Rose Marie.....

veerle said...

That would be out of my comfort zone too! But I like it though :)
Kind greetings from Belgium
Veerle

Jan Hatchett said...

Your quilt is lovely! You should consider linking it up with the Snowflake Event at www.thepleasanttimes.blogspot.com

It's not my blog, but a fun event!

paula, the quilter said...

I have liked this quilt since the fist time you showed it. I recently did some words on a quilt. I can't show the quilt right now since it is at the long-arm quilter.

Barb said...

I loovee this quilt so much - I'm working on letters today - it's fun and challenging.

Tonya Ricucci said...

you did so fantastic on this one, would love to see you do something great for summer too!

Jennifer said...

That is such a fun quilt.....and very appropriate at present, while you are having snow storms!

Teodo said...

Your Quolt in Winter is always fantastic, I love it very much.
ciao ciao

Kim said...

This is one of my very favorite quilts that you have done. I've been chatting with you for more than three years now! Holy cow!! It's been real nice. :-D

Tatkis said...

Such a lovely, cosy quilt! Absolutely adorable!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Preeta said...

Its amazing, perfect for the season..... You are an inspiration...

Sharon said...

Great quilt. I got my notice from Amazon that they are shipping her book today! whoohoo. it's my xmas present to myself.

Joan said...

Lovely quilt Rose Marie...what a lot of work in that.Way out of my comfit zone too :)

Mary L. said...

I love it. Looks like you got very comfortable with it as it turned out great!

Quilter Kathy said...

I love this quilt and I have some winter theme blocks that are on my UFO wish list. I have asked Santa for this book for Christmas...maybe I'll end up with a fabulous quilt something like yours?!?! That would be too good to be true!

Angie said...

Your Winter quilt is oh so awesome!!! I love Winter and snow myself, so as soon as I saw your quilt, I fell in love with it!! :) And wow the quilts that you are working on the posts that come after this one are just beautiful! I love your work. Happy Holidays!
Angie
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