Thursday, May 4, 2017

Cottonwood Creek In Progress

Cottonwood Creek quilt by Pam Buda ~ Heartspun Quilts
If you've been reading quilting blogs this month, you know all designers are in overdrive, overload mode in preparation for Spring Quilt Market taking place in just a few weeks in St. Louis, MO.  I am no exception and would never make it without the help of my trusty friends!!!
(Thank you Debbie, Bobbie & Ronda!!)
I've been piecing Cottonwood Creek and took a few photos during production because, as it hung on my design wall in sections, I started thinking about how  if I chose to stop here, it would really be a cute table topper or wall quilt.
Same goes if I stopped at the Flying Geese border.  Want a throw size?  Stop after the Nine Patch border.  

When you consider quilt patterns, you may just find the perfect quilt you've been looking for if you only made a portion of the design.

As you can see, Cottonwood Creek filled my design wall at this point, so I didn't take any more photos and quite frankly didn't think of it either as my only objective was to get that baby to Ronda for quilting.  Debbie helped me with the last couple of borders so I could get to pattern writing, and the quilt is now in Ronda's hands.  We have been working on choosing quilting designs all week and I am so, so jazzed to see it all quilted!!  I'll probably only have it home for 24 hours before sending it off to market to be displayed in the Marcus Fabrics booth.  

Thought you'd like to see how it was all turning out.  Patterns will be available soon, and Cottonwood Creek is made entirely from my newest fabric, Pam's Prairie Basics & Shirtings.
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Today is National Firefighters' Day and a day that is close to my heart as our son is a firefighter/paramedic.
These men and women are on the front lines helping people everyday.  They proudly serve their community, and to honor all of them....I wanted to be sure to take a day to salute their dedication to helping others, very often at the worst possible moment in a person's life.
Thanks for indulging this proud firefigher mom!  I usually keep to quilting, but couldn't help myself today.



10 comments:

  1. Stunning quilt. I was so happy to finally get to Cyndi's and get your shirtings. I got the plums last time. A big thank you to your son for choosing a profession that helps to save lives. You must be very proud!

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  2. It is a wonderful design, Pam!! Looks like it will be a BIG quilt, too.
    I am always excited to see a new post from you because you always have so much great stuff to share.
    You have every right to be proud of your son. I have had to call them on more than one occasion and I am grateful for their service and dedication!

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  3. What a great quilt! I'm putting this one on my life list. At this point, I need to live to be at least 162!

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  4. I hope you have a wonderful and successful market, Pam. I just picked up my parcel this afternoon and the fabrics are even nicer in person!! Oh that burgundy for my border! Thanks for setting me up with this fabric!

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  6. Beautiful quilt. Thanks for the tip about stopping at different points to make the quilt the size you want. Such a simple idea and it never occurred to me.

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  7. You are certainly blessed to have such a fine son. All of us are thankful for those who give of their time and talents to protect and help all of us. On the quilting side of the post....I love your patterns, your quilts, and your fabric!

    Take care.

    Take care.

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  8. Gorgeous quilt, and wonderful you have a firefighter son. They are all so deserving of honor and our thanks.

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  9. Pam, that's a great reminder to look at each step of a quilt, there are little gems hidden in them there walls. I am a proud grandmother of a firefighter so I feel your pride. I love your Prairie Basics and Shirting's, and Cottonwood Creek is stunning!!

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  10. Your quilt is absolutely stunning! Wonderful tribute by a proud firefighter mom!

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