Here is where I will showcase your work. Many of you love to share your success (and I think you should) and many others want to see how it looks in many colourways. And to be inspired. So here are snippets of Life is Beautiful Works in progress from around the world.
I’ve sent a photo of the Life is Beautiful quilt. So much fun to do. My setting is different as I love putting blocks on point. In doing so, I had to be creative and come up with 4 more blocks. Jeanie – Ye Olde Schoolhouse – www.yeoldeschoolhouse.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeannie is selling BOM kits and patterns for her version.
My Life is Beautiful quilt, made by hand (patchwork and quilting), now hangs at the shop of
Den Haan & Wagenmakers in Amsterdam in The Netherlands.
I enjoyed every moment making it.
Annelies van den Bergh
She has finished her journal cover –doesn’t it look just lovely? She has used old antique bits and pieces she had in her stash.
Wilma Broos (The Netherlands) has finished her Life is Beautiful quilt. She has made it a little smaller to fit the spot on her wall where she has hung it. I love the rich blue and cream colours she has used.
Marina who won the blog competition for Life Is Beautiful has finished her quilt also. What a quick and wonderful result. congratulations Marina.
I finished the quilt! I stitched the blocks with Sulky Blendables 12 wt cotton thread and attached all the circles with needleturn appliqué. Cheryl Brown, of Centerville, Utah, added custom machine quilting.
Thank you for your wonderful pattern. It was a joy to stitch and sew. The quilt will hang at The Buggy Barn’s annual quilt show in August.
I’m looking forward to your next project.
Twin Falls, Idaho
I’ve finally started Life is Beautiful, using the Rural Jardin fabrics
D is a regular stitcher of my designs and sent this lovely email in regarding the therapy of stitching. As many of you would know I am a long time believer in the fact that stitching is my and many others therapy… I have had several calls and emails like this telling me what Life is Beautiful has done for them.
I often say stitching is “cheaper than therapy”, and good for the soul.
Your “Life is Beautiful” stitchery, which I purchased recently was the perfect therapy for my mother. She went to Perth from her hometown of Sydney to see first great grandchild. However, the adventure quickly ended with urgent hospital admission, and bypass surgery. I flew over to look after her when she was discharged from hospital until safe to fly home.
She could not resist the stitchery I had traced for her – unable to concentrate on reading and restricted initially to short walks I had organised the perfect distraction and therapy – and the first panel she did was “Life is Beautiful” . She found the sentiments in the book, and presentation so wonderful and inspiring, and they did reflect how she approaches life. I have a feeling I will be completing the quilt part though!
————————————————————————————————Marina won the blog competition for a free set of LIB patterns and she has already finished her top! lovely and rich colours.
Wilma Broos from The Netherlands has also used blues and whites….
i love these fresh bright fabrics Sarah of Quilt Fabrics Delights has used!
and look how Ingrid has used her blocks she showed us earlier below – wow!
there are more photos on her blog.
From Heleen Kok in The Netherlands
Love the look of these threads, I think they might be from Threadworx?
By the most delightful Kim from Country Patchwork Cottage Balcatta WA
From Ingrid of The Netherlands
Patchwork by Sea – Brighton South Australia
By Jane of Purrfectly Quilted
Quilt Fabric Delights – Online store
by Annelies of the Netherlands
Its great to see our first journal covers completed. These are by Else
From the Netherlands
Barb has made a great start with Marcus reproductions fabrics and some from the Bonnie blue range. She is ready to start assembling some now to see how it will look!