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Fire quilt

February 14th, 2010

I was so touched by the wonderful emails, comments and flickr notes I’ve received over my previous post/photos.  I wish I could find the words to express how much everyone’s kind words mean to me.  And a simple thank you just doesn’t seem big enough to cover my heartfelt thanks!  I really suck at mushy stuff and expressing myself from my heart.  Thank you!!

My finished quilt.
My Bunnyhill BOM.
My Dude, Where’s My BOM quilt
My “fire quilt” (the quilt I’d grab if the fire marshal said I could run in and only grab ONE QUILT if my house was on fire).
Dude, Where's My Quilt

I had lots of leftovers from my Sweet and Swell charm packs - so I decided to use them for my setting.  Like little hands applauding and clapping Anne Sutton for her beautiful designs.  Clap, clap, clap… bravo, Anne, bravo… clap, clap, clap…

I’m happy to share my setting “recipe” if anyone wants to use it.   Paying it forward.  From Anne to me.  Me to you.  You to ___?

From my leftover charms (5″ squares), 39 to be exact, and from about a yard of solid I cut:
348) 1½” squares of assorted prints
80) 1½” squares of white solid (I used Moda Bella, it’s dreamy)
62) 8½” x 1½” strips white solid

Make 20 9-patches from 100 print squares/80 solid squares:
9 patch for DWMQ
Make 31 sashing strips from 248 print squares/62 solid strips:
sashing for DWMQ
My quilt finishes at 36″ x 47″.   And now that I’m done with this, I’m going to move on to my next project and get ready for my sista-friend Tammy Gilley and her friend Rebecca Sower - who have joined forces and created a wonderful upcoming project called Quilt Haiti (you can grab your own button here).  I hope to soon have a freebie quilt pattern for Quilt Haiti available.  Soon.
Quilt Haiti
Medical, food, funding… all things Haiti still needs.  At some point the people of Haiti will have homes again - and will need to fill it with something soft, something warm, something made with love… something from the hands of her caring global neighbors.  Everyone has a something to give or do for Haiti.  Medical teams heal, builders build… and quilters quilt.  Our turn is coming soon thanks to Tammy and Rebecca.  I’m starting a lap quilt soon - so I can be ready.

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57 Responses

  1. The fabulous Mary on Lake Pulaski allegedly said:

    Thanks for the Basket recipe Monica! I am still going to make that quilt.
    Oh, and if you have time stop by my blog. I finished my Swanky Belgian Waffle thank doubly to you!

  2. The fabulous laurie allegedly said:


    There is going to be a run on yellow fabric this week at all the quilt shops.

  3. The fabulous Bridgette allegedly said:

    My fire quilt is very old has not 1 machine stitch in it.
    I bought it from a little second hand shop, it was love at first sight.
    It is red and white, has a few stains, and is beggining to fray on the edges, however, it’s very existence in my home brings me smile after smile.
    Your little spot here is also a source of continuous joy and inspiration{mushy gushy}.
    I would love to be a part of Quilt for Haiti. The gift of a handmade quilt is the gift of hope.

  4. The fabulous jen duncan allegedly said:

    THAT is truly a thing of beauty Monica. Sheer perfection. BRAVO to YOU!! ( and a clap clap clap, too!)

  5. The fabulous Tracey J allegedly said:

    It’s so cute. so so so cute.

  6. The fabulous Robin allegedly said:

    I love your quilt! The colors are perfect. Can’t take my eyes off of them. Sweet!

  7. The fabulous Sherri allegedly said:

    I just absolutely cannot stop thinking about this quilt…it’s perfect in every way! Not only do I love the polka dot background…but the scrappy 9 patches/sashing is sooo cute!

  8. The fabulous MichelleB allegedly said:

    Leave it to you to make your Bunny Hill BOM even more fantastic than it already was. And that heart for the quilt haiti button? Stunning!

  9. The fabulous Polly allegedly said:

    OMG! What a glorious quilt! Your choice of fabrics is awesome! So perky and fun! Good job, YOU!! Polly

  10. The fabulous Jen in NY allegedly said:

    Oh Monica! It’s just so beautiful. A work of art to be sure. I love love L.O.V.E. it. You done good.

  11. The fabulous Sheri Zaugg allegedly said:

    Wow, Wow, and more WOW! I love the quilt. You just happened to use my favorite color-yellow. If there is a fire call me and I’ll help you grab the quilt.

  12. The fabulous gloria g. allegedly said:

    Like I said on the previous post, O M G. What a beautiful quilt. I love it. Want to barter, you make me one, I’ll quilt yours for you? Batting and all. Serious!!!!! It is beautiful!!! Yes, a fire quilt.

  13. The fabulous KathiD allegedly said:

    I just have one question.

    Are you finished with that quilt yet?

    I don’t mean sewing it. I mean, you know, finished. So I can have it.

  14. The fabulous Sabine allegedly said:

    Wunderschön, toll, fantastisch!!!
    Liebe Monica,
    der Quilt sieht so schön aus!!
    You have done an awesome job and it´s one of the most beautiful quilts I´ve ever seen!!
    Ich wünsche dir einen guten Start in die neue Woche!
    Sabine xx

  15. The fabulous Elizabeth allegedly said:

    This quilt makes me cry. It is that beautiful. What more can anyone say. E

  16. The fabulous Kim Walus allegedly said:

    WOW! My heart has skipped a beat or two. That is definitely an extra special quilt and I think I would cry a river if it were burned in a fire. It’s so sad to even think about it. You must absolutely adore this quilt like me and the rest of your followers. BRAVO!

  17. The fabulous tammy gilley allegedly said:

    thanks for the Quilt Haiti love, darlin’! xoxo

  18. The fabulous Joy allegedly said:

    That is so gorgeous. I can totally see why its your `fire` quilt. I have not seen a quilt I felt moved to emulate for ages, but something like this is now on my to do list. Thanks so much for sharing. I love it. x

  19. The fabulous Sivje Parish allegedly said:

    Oh Monica, your quilt is lovely. I love every detail. And it is perfect in your gorgeous studio.
    I hope you had a lovely valentines day.

  20. The fabulous Carmen allegedly said:

    It’s so beautiful - I can’t believe how tiny those squares are my teeth are on edge just thinking about it. I’m still a newbie sewer and have gotten so far as just about managing a straight line… I can just imagine how many times my fingers would be sewn to that quilt if I attempted it. Eep!

  21. The fabulous kern allegedly said:

    It’s just beautiful!

    But I still think it would be safer at my house.

  22. The fabulous Rosewitch allegedly said:

    I really want to join the project
    Quilt Haiti !

  23. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    Thank you Monica for sharing your completed quilt - it’s so much pretttier with the patchwork sashing! The white border sashing really shows off each block and the patchwork sashing gives it a whole new dimension!

    Wonderful work - thank you so much and for the Hearts for Haiti.

  24. The fabulous Dianne allegedly said:

    cuter! didn’t think that could happen…but definitely cuter ;)

  25. The fabulous Jen allegedly said:

    That. Is. GORGEOUS.

  26. The fabulous Melissa C allegedly said:

    All I can say is perfect. This took it from cute to way cuter. This is also why I love looking at blogs, I never would have come up with a setting like that. Thanks for sharing.

  27. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    I’m weepy with quilt love for your quilt. Seriously. And could those fabrics be anymore perfect? You’re the genius my friend. Genious.

  28. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    Heart stopping cute Monica! I can see why its your fire quilt. If it was mine it would be too…guess I’d better getting working faster and faster. Oh I have a perfect quilt ready for binding for Quilt Haiti, I love being ahead of the curve!

  29. The fabulous V and Co. allegedly said:

    currently i’m helping a 17 year old make large queen size pillow case quilts so he can send over 30 of them. how wonderful that so many with different capacities are trying to help.

  30. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    Holy Cow Woman! Your quilt is SO cool! It’s absolutely my favorite of all the ones out there — might be those butter dotties but I don’t think so LOL! You Da Bomb!!!

  31. The fabulous Loraine Jezak allegedly said:

    This would definitely be my “Fire Quilt” too! You have to know how talented and amazing I think you are! Oh how I wish you would start designing and selling patterns!
    Thanks so much for sharing your boarders. They look perfect! I can start working on finishing my quilt, now that you’ve been my “muse”!
    Hope you have a great week!

  32. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    Great setting for the basket quilt. Maybe the Snowman quilt. Hmmmmm.

  33. The fabulous Julia allegedly said:

    Hmmmmmmmmoooooooooh…. {ok, actually failed in transcribing the sound of admiration & *wanna have it too* I am feeling like now ;o)}
    Oh, I LOVE your basket quilt…I love everything of it! Really! I LOVE that you chose Urban Chiks fabric for it, I especially love the happy yellow polka dot (have to find it for my polka dot collection…). I love the ric rac handles of the baskets. I love your sashing - what a brilliant idea for your quilt!
    Hugs, Julia

  34. The fabulous Kasi allegedly said:

    SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL! And so fun and colorful. I didn’t even “get” that they were holiday-themed squares until the second time reading last week’s post! HA! SO SWEET! I LOVE IT!

  35. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    WOWSER!!!! That is GEORGOUS, girly!!
    I can sure see why it is the fire quilt!

  36. The fabulous Barb Colvin allegedly said:

    Beautiful!!! Love the yellow background. Your quilt just brought a bit of sunshine into my life. Thanks.

  37. The fabulous brigette allegedly said:

    you could totally pay it forward a little more, by, say, giving me that quilt!!!

    truly amazing monica.
    you may have outdone yourself this time.

  38. The fabulous Leslie Schmidt allegedly said:

    OK, are you sick yet of all gushy, mushy love for your quilt? Too bad. Here’s some more. It makes me so happy to look at it. There isn’t one thing you could have done better. So what to you do once you have reached perfection?

  39. The fabulous Rene' allegedly said:

    I love the way your quilt turned out. I love all the blocks and the way you did the setting. Great heart button for the Quilt Haiti. I look forward to hearing more about that.

  40. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    Yep,that for sure is a fire quilt. Wow. It’s just gorgeous, M. I want to just keep looking at it…

  41. The fabulous Kim D. allegedly said:

    Love your version of Bunny Hill, so bright and cheerful. Yellow was always my favorite color growing up.

  42. The fabulous Laura allegedly said:

    WOW! What more can be said! So I will say it again! WOW! That is a really cool quilt. How many charm packs did you use? I have several lying around but I don’t know if I have enough. Wouldn’t want to start cutting them up if I didn’t since they are older fabric lines and I would never be able to get more of them. But if I don’t have enough it would be a reason to visit a local quilt shop! Again just gorgeous!

  43. The fabulous Shawn allegedly said:

    Hi Monica,
    Your finished Tisket Tasket turned out wonderful. So many have completed their quilts and they are so much fun to see, thanks for the inspiration and nudge to get mine finished…… And you don’t suck at mushy stuff, you’re sweet as pie!!

  44. The fabulous Annette allegedly said:

    Beautiful! I have seen the same BOM on other sites — so nice of Bunny Tales to provide the patterns — but yours is my absolute favorite. The colors are perfect and I love, love, love the way you finished it.

  45. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    Monica, That is wonderful! I don’t know how you do it, but you sure put some awesome quilts together! Love the colors! Karen

  46. The fabulous Chase l Oh The Cuteness! allegedly said:

    Oh my gawd that is amazing! Way to go for finishing all that beautiful work!

  47. The fabulous Kristin L allegedly said:

    That’s some awesome sashing.

  48. The fabulous Angela Flicker allegedly said:

    Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous. There is something so therapeutic about making a quilt. And I love applique. The results are so precious. I Iike how you used rickrack and buttons. Nice touch.

  49. The fabulous Nancy in Arizona allegedly said:

    Your Bunny Hill Quilt is beautiful. I love your use of blocks and fabric choices. Now mine in plain red looks drab. Darn you, I will need to make another one now. How do I participate in the Haiti project? You are the best you know.
    Nancy in AZ

  50. The fabulous jaybird allegedly said:

    no words can really explain how much i adore this quilt… fire quilt is right.

  51. The fabulous John'aLee Burk allegedly said:

    That is one of the cutest quilts I have ever seen! You are one of those rare people who understand color, value and scale to the umpteenth degree!!

  52. The fabulous Chrys allegedly said:

    Thank you so much for the inspiration!!!! Your quilt is what I needed to see to get mine done! I am so inspired by your happy colors that I am doing mine very similiar! :) :) and thank you for posting the recipe for the sashing! Much appreciative!

  53. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    Love how you set your Tisket Blocks in your quilt–love the use of the scrappy sashing and 9 patches! Very creative!

  54. The fabulous jan richards allegedly said:

    I love your version of Anne’s designs…saw them on her blog
    yesterday. Very, very nice work!!

  55. The fabulous Mama Spark allegedly said:

    I just thought I would let you know that I am making my TAT similar to yours. I just adore how yours came out. Thanks for the inspiration. I posted my first 2 blocks today.

  56. The fabulous Sharon Feigl allegedly said:

    hi Monica,

    Such a lovely version of Anne’s BOM. I love those fabric lines too…whatever happened to Urban Chiks?

    Hugs, Sharon

  57. The fabulous Chris allegedly said:

    I love love love this basket quilt. You have inspired me to finish mine. I want to get in on the Haiti project. Thanks for getting this going.

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