Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Connections


Without sounding totally cliché, it really is amazing to me the connections that you make online... especially within the quilting community. When I first moved to Germany, I never would have imagined that one day so many of my daily contacts and friends would stem from relationships with people that I had met online.



Even just a few weekends ago, I spent the weekend with the ladies from our HH Modern Patchwork Treffen for a retreat in Denmark... all of them, with the exception of one, I had met online! 


I think I "met" Magda about the same time that I "met" Melanie... it was a WIP Wednesday connection, back when Freshly Pieced was still hosting. Before I knew it, the three of us were also in a quilting bee together, and Magda was joining us in Hamburg for our monthly quilting meetings... and coming all the way from Denmark!


Not long ago she shared with us that bundle-of-joy number two would be joining her in the world. Mell and I decided that it would be fun to ask our other bee members to add in a few extra blocks to make a baby quilt for her. We had pulled the colors from Magda's bee blocks, and added some greys and chartreuse to the mix. We scoured our Pinterest boards, and picked an easy block that would come together quickly, but with a nice design despite its simplicity. (inspiration design here)


I connected the paper pieced blocks together and Melanie quilted it. I really love the straight line quilting design that she used to finish this! And now this quilt is snuggled around ten tiny fingers and toes this winter... what a perfect way to stay warm.


Do you have any fun quilting community online connection stories to share?

Linking up this week to Let's Bee Social.  

12 comments:

  1. I just love this! And for such a happy occassion! I greatly admire all the beautiful fabrics! Well done girls!!

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  2. Hi Allison,

    I feel the same about the online community. Who had said that the internet is anonymous? It isn't. I have met some of my internet connections and we had a lot of fun.
    The quilt is fabulous and I love the simple design layout.

    Mareike

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  3. This is such a lovely quilt and a wonderful story!

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  4. What a beautiful quilt! I love the inspiring connections I make through various quilting sites :)

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  5. Once again I am overwhelmed by the beauty and heartfelt contributions quilting bees can give each other! This quilt is absolutely stunning and I'm very proud to be part of it! Thank you do much, Allison and Melanke, for organizing and putting this quilt together! Well done!!!

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  6. What a beautiful quilt - all those triangles!! I jave a small group of sewing friends who I have met through Flickr, we all try to meet up every six weeks or so for a sewing day - it's been going on for about 4 years now.

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  7. I love this triangle quilt! Beautiful colors and a great story. My online story is connecting with Sue of suebeesworld.blogspot.com. She commented on my blog because we were traveling near the town she was moving to, and that started a nice friendship. Soon she sent me a big box of kid-themed fabrics that she found while moving house. I've been using those great fabrics ever since on my Project Linus quilts! I think of her when I use them, and she gets to see them used for a good cause, so we're both happy :)

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  8. What a heartwarming story. Not only is your quilt beautiful but it will be cherished forever since it was made by friends.

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  9. What a beautiful quilt for a friend and her baby and what a lovely story! A fantastic idea to make a quilt together!

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  10. What a fun quilt! Great variety of fabrics and put together with friends - perfect!

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  11. I am really happy about this "online" connection :)

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  12. A beautiful quilt! And I enjoyed reading this post, and I love the inspiration & friendship I get through this on-line community!

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