Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Stars for Jacey and Elliott

many of you know that i have a super good friend named JACEY.  
jacey and i met because we are in the Wonky Bee together. 
we became friends because she is super awesome!  seriously, i love that girl!
jacey, she got engaged a few months back and i was so happy for her.  over the moon excited for her and i really wanted to make her something special.  
an idea was formed in my little brain and i sneakily asked her who her favorite online people were...  she gave me a list.  and i sent an email to those people asking them if they were interested in contributing a star block for a special quilt for jacey.  most everyone said yes!
 a plan was hatched and a flickr group was formed... secretly of course. 
and the blocks started pouring in.  
stars
once i received all the blocks... all 30 of them.  
(forgive me for not having individual pics of all the blocks)
i started putting it together
Postcard
it was so so fun to make this for elliott and jacey!  
a special gift for a special couple from many hands!

i was overwhelmed by the response.  everyone was so happy to make blocks! members of her quilt guild asked if they could ask the other members if they wanted contribute and of course i said the more the merrier! and quickly our flickr group grew and grew!


the only requirements were make a star block in shades of yellow, grey, and navy/blue and add a little embroidery on it.  so look closely, every single block has some embroidery on it.  some people put their name on the block. others put a sweet note or thought for the happy couple. but all of the blocks have something. it warms my heart!


"love hopes all things" 
"happily every after"
"smooch"
"J+E"

if you look closely you can see the name tag for this quilt...  it is on Jen's s yellow star block on the far left third from the top...  it says "the babymaker" as we were chatting about the quilt on flickr we were talking about a tag for the quilt and Kaelin came up with this because honestly, the world could use a few more Jacey's running around! ;)


so thank you to everyone who helped make this quilt.


Amanda
Amanda
Amy
Beth
Betty (Jacey's gramma)
Bryanna
Chawne
Chris
Cindy (jacey's mom)
Fi
Freida
Gabriella
Jen
Jessica
Jill (jacey's sister)
Jules
Kaelin
Liz
Maureen
Melissa
Me
Paula
Rachel
Robin
Safieh
Sally
Sam
Sara
Tammy



it was a pleasure!


xox
nicke


p.s. 
i am linking to amy's bloggers quilt festival! 


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29 comments:

  1. You are so awesome, Nicke! I truly love the quilt, and I appreciate the hard work and love that went into each and every block! I will cherish it always.

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  2. wow! one-of-a-kind awesomeness!!!
    So when do we send in blocks for the baby quilt????

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  3. wow, what a fantastic quilt! Awesome idea!!!!

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  4. thanks for organizing and finishing this, N! i'll work for you any time!

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  5. That is so awesome! I can't think of a more deserving girl! You were so sweet to do this Nicke.

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  6. COOL. She will love it. Very thoughtful of you.

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  7. That has to be the best gift ever!! Sooo thoughtful! Isn't it great how people making completely different things can coordinate so well? Love it, Nicke!!

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  8. That is totally and completely priceless! Wow Nicke! Frankly, I think the world could use a few more of you running around :-)

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  9. It's a fabulous quilt and wonderful thought from a friend! I love the way it turned out and the way you could manage to bring those people together to make a quilt! Everyone should have a friend like you!

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  10. oh wow!!!! this is totally amazing! great job by everyone!

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  11. This is amazing! What a sweet idea, and the way all of those stars came together is gorgeous. I'm sure Jacey must absolutely love it!

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  12. Oh..I love it! Wish I lived closer and You could help me with a quilt for my lil girl thats on the way! You just rock!!!!

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  13. great stars!

    margaret gunn
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  14. What an amazing gift! The quilt turned out beautiful.

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  15. Way to go kind bloggy peeps! What a special gift this is. Love Duff's comment.

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  16. what an amazing friend you are Nicke and what a beautiful quilt! I love how each block is so different but gel together so fantasticly. I'm sure it will be greatly treasured x

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  17. This is such a great quilt! So cool you all were able to keep it a secret and get it together for her.

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  18. Hey! For some reason, I stopped following your blog (shaking fist)! Well, I'm back now, and I adore this quilt! What a sweet sentiment for the new couple!

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  19. that's a fantastic quilt and what a wonderful story to go with it. love quilts that are shared effort. beautiful efforts, i might add!! how fun to have the embroideries, too. a precious quilt with lots of good thoughts going with it. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  20. I missed this quilt before but it is wonderufl. And the story is brilliant

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