Thursday, April 9, 2020

✂️ Elvira--✂️Quarantine Quilt Along ✂️

What do 16,000 quilters have in common?! We all downloaded the Elvira quilt pattern on March 21 & 22, 2020, and did a quilt along with Gudrun, the designer of the pattern, online on March 22! Here's my finished Elvira quilt along quilt: 

DD2 pulled together a pretty combo of fabrics from my collection. She started out with this inspiration, from Design Seeds:
And came up with these fabrics:
Quilt Info:
Pattern: Elvira by Gudrun Erla of GE Designs
Size: 63" X 84"
Batting: Franken-batting (leftover pieces of Quilters Dream Batting)
Thread: Glide--Light Olive
Quilting: Trillium 
Interesting Info: Gudrun had live teaching videos every two hours on March 22, starting at 9 AM and ending at 5 PM. Those videos are now available on YouTube--Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.

For quilting, I chose Trillium, using my new Quilt Path: 

Here are some of my favorite blocks, including this bunny fabric from my friend, Tiffany:




The backing is this Japanese stamp fabric:


You can see many versions of "Elvira" on Instagram, here. And here are some statistics of this giant quilt along:

My quilt is part of the Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge 2020 and will go to Minnesota Quilters President's Invitational charity, AnnaMarie's Alliance
   
Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy

Linking up with Hands2HelpDrEAMiNeedle & Thread Thursday, Put Your Foot Down, TGIFF, Finished Or Not Friday, Peacock Party, Whoop Whoop, Friday Foto Fun, From Bolt To Beauty, Monday Making.     

19 comments:

  1. What lovely colors! I like how the quilting shows up on the more solid fabrics and the bigger prints add a touch of whimsy. Thanks for joining us at TGIFF!

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  2. The colors of your quilt remind me of lilacs in the spring! So pretty! 16,000 quilters! Amazing!

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  3. Your Elvira is gorgeous. As Wendy mentioned, I too have a lilac bush that does have the same deep purple colour. |Much loved.

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  4. Such pretty colors and a fun design. Design seeds is a wonderful place to go for color inspiration!

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  5. How fun to have DD2 use color seeds and pull from your stash. I so love this and that it is going to H2H - as is mine!

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  6. Love the colors in your Elvira quilt. My quilt top is still waiting to be quilted. Great job!

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  7. Your fabrics are so pretty!! Congrats on a great finish!

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  8. It is absolutely delightful! Your fabric choices are perfect for this design!

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  9. Nice to have it finished, too!!

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  10. Your daughter's fabric pull is gorgeous! Perfect for Gundrun's design!

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  11. I have seen quite a few of these quilts made up. Wish I could have participated, sounds like it was loads of fun to whip up!

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  12. I only got as far as downloading the pattern. Nice job on following the QAL through to a completed quilt, Nancy!

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  13. Pretty! I love that backing fabric as well. That was quick if you just started on March 22nd!

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  14. Wonderful! DD2 did a great job picking fabrics. I love the whimsical bunny print with the olive green background! Too cute! Kudos to you both!

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  15. Elvira is a simple and quick pattern with a boatload of pizzaz.
    Yours turned out lovely!!! Congratulations on a speedy finish. Stay safe.

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  16. Your quilt is beautiful, and someone is really going to appreciate it. I love how you used the succulents for colour inspiration. They've given the quilt a unique colour palette. Thank you for linking up to the Peacock Party.

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  17. Elvira is stunning. Sorry for the delay in thanking you for linking up last week. Between creating video tutorial and lots and lots of sewing I haven't spent much time online. Thank you for linking up.

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  18. Beautiful rendition of Elvira, Nancy. I hadn’t seen all the stats, pretty amazing. Thank you for linking up With DrEAMi!

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  19. If I'd known about this, it might have kept me more active in April! That's a wonderful quilt design, and I do like your version. Thanks for the links to her videos. She's so good about explaining her choices.

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