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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

The Secret Scarlet Letter Quilt

WOW!  What a year!    …the Secret Scarlet Letter Quilt will be one to be remembered. 

It’s been a year since the idea of the Secret Scarlet Letter Quilt came about…   culminating in a wonderful quilt created by many of us to honor Nicola!  

Today, Nicola was presented the Scarlet Letter quilt during the London get-together.  Although we are not physically with her please remember we are all a part of this day. 

A BIG thank you to Jo and Elaine for all of their support and assistance in organizing this project with me, and a SUPER BIG thank you to Elaine for volunteering her time and talent to assemble the quilt.   
It is absolutely STUNNING!!


We collected 48 squares with Scarlet Letter motifs... AMAZINGLY from 44 different Scarlet Letter samplers!  

It has truly been a worldwide effort with 9 countries over 6 continents represented! 
Australia, Canada, France, Scotland, Spain, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and in the United States, 21 different states!  

The video below takes us from start to finish on the creation of this beautiful quilt.  Enjoy!



MANY THANKS to all of YOU for contributing to this special gift for Nicola. 


HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICOLA!!  


29 comments:

The Inspired Stitcher said...

It turned out lovely! I only wish I could have been there to see it in person. Thanks to all who made this happen! Thanks especially to Nicola for allowing us to share her Scarlet Letter Year! Hugs to all.

Gwen said...

The quilt turned out lovely!! Thanks Jo, Krista, Elaine and everyone that contributed.
Thanks Nicola for sharing your Scarlet Letter Year!

Fiona said...

Thank you ladies for putting together this thank you to Nicola. It turned out wonderful and I feel proud to have taken part in this and the Scarlet Letter Years.

Cheri said...

The quilt is just beautiful, what a wonderful remembrance of Nicola's Scarlet a Letter a Year. The video is great. Well done ladies, to all who were involved!

llknbillburg said...

Not being a quilter, I had a hard time envisioning what this quilt would look like when the discussion first began. It is amazing!! All of the squares are lovely and so representative of the samplers they come from. Elaine did a wonderful job of arranging them in an eye pleasing manner and her quilting is fabulous. Kudos to all who participated in this little venture! You all did an outstanding job!! Now I just want to know, how do I get one??!! LOL. Laura

Jenny said...

What a wonderful remembrance of a truly remarkable year! Well done ladies! The quilt is just beautiful!

Erica said...

WOW! That is one amazing quilt!
I am so happy to have been a part of this!
Thanks to all of you who made this possible!
Erica in NY

Bhooma said...

The quilt looks awesome. Grat job putting it all together.

Laura said...

I loved being part of this surprise for Nicola!
I did it with pleasure and affection.

Hugs

Erica near Chicago said...

Thank you so much to everyone who organized and created the quilt. It was fun to stitch a square. 48 squares with 44 different samplers -- what a wonderful remembrance of the year.

Bethany said...

What a lovey rememberance of this past year. Many friendships have been made and I am sure there will be many more to come. You all should be very proud of yourselves for coming up with such a wonderful gift....

Vickie said...

What an awesome job by all of you!

Lanie said...

Oh my goodness ... the quilt is beautiful!!! Thank you Elaine for sharing your very talented quilting skills. Thank you Jo and Krista for sharing your vision and your time organizing such a lovely gift ... the video is fantastic and a special gift in itself! All of the squares are amazing and a wonderful representation of our beloved Scarlet Letter samplers!

Cindy L said...

What a beautiful quilt!!Thank you Elaine for such wonderful quilting and to Krista and Jo for such a wonderful idea. I am so glad to have been a part of this project for Nicola. I love the video too! Such a beautiful remembrance of Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year.

Debbie Bauer said...

Thank you Jo and Elaine for all you have done. Elaine your quilt is so beautiful! It truly is a wonderful remembrance of the year! Great job on the video, it to will be a memorable gift! And ladies all your squares are absolutely beautiful! I only wish that I too could have been there!!

Nikki said...

What a wonderful video Krista. It was sooo exciting to see all our squares come together into such a beautiful finished quilt. I know Nicola will treasure it always. Elaine did such a wonderful job putting it all together!!

I am so glad I was a part of this.

Happy Birthday Nicola!

Nikki

Margaret said...

Thank you so so much, Krista, for putting this video together so we could see how the quilt came out. I'm so glad Nicola liked it and all was a success! Thank you to Elaine and Jo too, and everyone behind the scenes!

Vera said...

Great and fun video -- thank you! The quilt is just so beautiful. What a great surprise for Nicola and what fun to have been part of it. Thank you.

Jonette said...

The quilt is beautiful! Thank you for the video and for the opportunity to be a part of this nice surprise for Nicola.

janegardner said...

Amazing! Wonderful! And thanks for the video!
Happy Birthday!
The quilt itself could be a wonderful book with all the lovely patterns. A book to love.

Angie Burrett said...

We missed you Krista! She was totally overcome with joy! xxx Huge success xx And the book is gorgeous too - is there a way I could get a copy? If you had one printed for me |I would happily pay plus postage etc. We talked about you lots xxx

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

Loved this to pieces!

We all wish we could have been there.
Maybe next year.

Fabulous job everyone!

Brenda said...

Each square was definitely stitched in love!! The whole piece was especially and exceptionally BEAUTIFUL and what a wonderful quilt to remember this whole past year!!!

I just wished I could have been able to join in on the fun of attending when she was given it!!

Serena B said...

Bravo, Thank you Krista for all that you have done for the Scarlet Letter Year challenge surprise!

Loved the book and the video was amazing! The quilt was simply breathtaking with all the SL squares lovingly made for our Nicola!

Marsha must be beaming looking at this most beautiful SL treasure quilted by Elaine!

Stitching Noni said...

Beautiful. Fantastic challenge to organise and beautifully executed :)
Well done to you all :)

Chris said...

So wonderful!!

Pamela said...

Lovely finish, ladies!!! :) Thanks for the opportunity to be part of the quilt project. Was there with you in spirit!

Marlene said...

Krista...the video was wonderful! Thank you so much for all you work toward this project. I was thrilled to see my square on the quilt and with the video I felt like was almost there. What a wonderful time you all had!
I do have a question though: I would be interested in purchasing a copy of the book that was presented to Nicola, Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year. Could you please let me know if that is even possible. THANK YOU!

P.J. said...

Amazing gift of friendship. Very heartwarming!