Thursday, January 24, 2013

Peace Quilt Bloggy Party and a Giveaway

I am so excited to participate in the Peace Quilt Bloggy Party and be able to share my Peace Quilt and Peace top. I have been a follower of Rene' for over 40 years ;-) For those who may not be familiar with us, Rene' is my sister, best friend, motivator, source of inspiration...yes, I think she is awesome. And her Peace Quilt Pattern is just as awesome.

I totally fell in love with her first Peace Quilt, Feeling Groovy. If you haven't seen it, it is SO worth following the link!!

After some begging and pleading gentle persuading (thanks KT), Rene' developed the pattern, which is now available for purchase.

I had the pleasure of testing the pattern and am so happy to share a little #peace.

I made the baby peace quilt using Christmas scraps for a wall hanging.

I loved how quickly the top came together (I am all about instant gratification).  I loved how all my squares lined up so perfectly...a first for me ;-) The cutting instructions were spot on! I was able to lay out the strips on my dining room table and easily pieced the top in one afternoon.

The quilt was a perfect size for my Frustration and I to practice our FMQ.

The wall hanging goes perfectly in our kitchen, and we were able to enjoy this beauty during Christmas.

I have to say, however, that my second Peace quilt (the lap size) is my favorite. The squares are primarily Kaffe Fassett, with a few random squares thrown in. I waffled on the background fabric, finally choosing Kona Tangerine. As Rene' said, "Go bold or go home!" A perfect choice!!

As with the baby quilt, the instructions were perfect, and everything lined up nicely. Rene's pattern sure makes my quilting look good ;-)

Rene' included great graphics/diagrams for each size quilt. This really helped while laying out the strips and during piecing.

I am looking forward to finishing my Peace quilt, although I have no clue yet how I'm going to quilt it! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated ;-)

Be sure and leave a comment for your chance to win the giveaway of this pattern. I will leave the giveaway open through February 1st.  And be sure to check out the other blogs for some beautiful eye candy and more chances to win.

Bloggy Party Schedule:

Monday, January 21 -  Katie at KT Quilts
Tuesday, January 22 - Michele at  Nostalgic Cafe
Wednesday, January 23 - Cindy at  Live a Colorful Life
Friday, January 25 - Stephanie at Peas in a Pod 
Monday, January 28 - Terri at Terri's Notebook 
Tuesday, January 29 - Doris at Made by a Brunnette 
Wednesday, January 30 - Mary at Mary on Lake Pulaski 
Thursday, January 31 - Shelly at Prairie Moon Quilts 
Friday, February 1 - back to Rene' Creates  for a give away
Thanks, as always, for visiting my blog!
~ Michelle ~


  1. Oh, swoon! Those Kaffe fabrics with my favorite color as the background. Love your Christmas version too.

  2. Love the pattern and your versions! Thanks for the chance!

  3. Don't count me, but I just have to say I love your lap quilt! It sparkles!!! The tangerine is amazing!

  4. I love your use of Kaffe fabric in the peace quilt! I would love to win a copy of the pattern.

  5. Just beautiful Michelle - both of your Peace Quilts!

  6. Hurray for another chance! I love the orange background! Enjoy your quilting today.

  7. I love Renae's peace quilt. Yours is lovely too. Thanks for a chance to win this pattern. My youngest son would love this quilt also.

  8. AZEKA's GrannyJanuary 24, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Michelle, I love both of your Peace quilts. It is amazing how this pattern adapts to so many different fabrics.

  9. Both of your quilts are beautiful, but I really like the bright orange one! Would love to win this pattern.

  10. love your quilts thanks for the chance

  11. Michelle, both of these are just AWESOME! I really love the Kaffe one...the tangerine is wonderful! So cool!

  12. Michelle, you know how I feel about these two quilts!!! I love them both, but your tangerine one is mighty cool ;-) Thanks for cheering me on through this entire process. xoxoxoxo

  13. Loved the pattern the minute I first saw it and I love how everyone has made the Peace Quilt their own. Looks great! Thanks for the chance.

  14. Looks great to have a Peace quilt for Christmas. I love the tangerine one too. Thanks for the chance.

  15. Love the orange one! This pattern looks like so much fun. I love seeing all the different variations.

  16. Saw this on Flikr and thought WOW! That blast of orange is perfect with the KF prints. Re quilting, I think I would either go for a large radiating spiral to echo the circle or go wavy (or straight) diagonal lines. HTH :)

  17. Michelle your quilts are amazing. I love Rene's pattern. And tangerine tango was a brilliant choice!

  18. Both quilts are great. I like both background fabric choices. Thanks for sharing.

  19. I love the bold tangerine background. I don't usually do bold backgrounds but this has me tempted to give it a try.

  20. I love both your versions! What a lovely wall hanging to have up for Christmas.

  21. Both your Peace quilts are fabulous!

  22. Your quilts are fabulous! Great job!