Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Jovita's Quilt

This is a special quilt that I am linking up to the Bloggers' Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side.



This quilt is made from the scraps of several quilters who participated in my Fat Quarter Stars Quilt Along.  I just finished putting it together.  It is a gift for Jovita.  She is one of the block designers.  As she was designing her block she found out that she was expecting twins.  At the end of the quilt along, she lost them both.  More of the story is HERE and HERE.


The quilt is about 52" square.  I received exactly 34 squares.  Adding in my 2, that gave me 36 blocks.  Perfect!  This is the perfect example of a scrap quilt.  The blocks do not match each other.  Each of us used the scraps from our own quilt.  I was worried I would need to sash it to tie the blocks together, but I didn't.  I just tried to balance the lighter blocks and the darker blocks.  I love the way it turned out!  I used wool batting.  I can't wait to get it to Jovita.

Which leads me to ask. . . do any of you know Jovita personally?  I have the address to her shop that she closed, but since it's closed I don't know if mail would be forwarded.  I would love to put the quilt in the mail, and just email her to say that I had send her something.

If you know Jovita's address, please email it to me at kluckau@moosequilts.com.  Otherwise I will email her and ask her for her address.  Thanks to all those who sent blocks!  I was good and added a label on the back with everyone's name.

**Update - I did get her address.  Thanks to those who assisted me with that!

19 comments:

Jan said...

What a wonderful joint effort. I love the way this quilt turned out. I'm sure Jovita will love it.

Lesley said...

Konda, you did a wonderful job of sewing the blocks together. And how thoughtful to put the names on the back. It is so wonderful that Jovita will have a little something from the Fat Quarters group. The quilt is beautiful.

CitricSugar said...

Lovely!

I hope you find her address soon.

sewfrench.com said...

How sweet. It turned out lovely.

Judy1522 said...

The quilt turned out beautiful. Lately I had been wondering what you would do with all the different blocks you must have received. I don't think I ever imagined that it would turn out so nicely. You did a fabulous job of balancing everything.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

What a truly lovely quilt and I am sure it will be treasured for years and hoping it'll bring comfort as well. Quilts made with that much thoughtfullness and kindness and love are truly perfect.

luvtoquilt said...

Konda, that turned out beautifully! This was such a lovely idea, and I'm so glad that I could be a part of it. I was reading Jovita's blog today, and wondered about the blocks. What a nice surprise to see that you've put them together in this way. I know that Jovita will be very moved.

Nita said...

What a beautiful gift...and what a beautiful quilt!

krislovesfabric said...

You did such a great job putting those all together, I wondered how all the different colors and styles would do together...turns out, great:) Thanks for letting me be a small part of it!

grendelskin said...

What a great job you did balancing all those scrappy blocks! Once again I bow before your Master Eye.

Shelia said...

Konda, the quilt is beautiful. So glad you gave me the opportunity to participate. I sent Jovita an individual block about 6 weeks ago to this address, she responded to me that she recieved it. May be the same one you have.
Jovita's Patchwork Atelier
Vaartstraat 2
Kalken, B-9270
Belgium

Betty C said...

It turned out so pretty. You did a marvelous job of putting it together.
Thank you for doing that.

Leslie can't stop quilting said...

Thanks so much Konda!!! You are the best!!

Celeste said...

What a great job you did putting all of the blocks together. I hope that Jovita will get some comfort from this beautiful quilt that is truly made with love.

Celeste

Wilma said...

Konda, you did a wonderful job coordinating the quilt along, then organizing this quilt for Jovita and then putting it all together. Your quilting is beautiful! Thanks for your effort & thoughtfulness.
I'm sure Jovita will treasure this quilt!

gi quilt said...

I love how this turned out. It shows how much love quilters have for each other no matter where we are.

Karen said...

Its perfect Konda! A wonderful thoughful gift.

Mishka said...

Konda, what a wonderful idea to make a quilt for Jovita. My heart and soul have been broken since I heard she lost her twins.

Marianne said...

Thanks for showing this! I contributed the blocks using the pinks/purples and it's a real kick seeing them in the quilt.