Wednesday, March 26, 2014

My little contribution to The Scarlet Letter Year Quilt

Last year a group of us collaborated on a surprise quilt for Nicola, for hosting The Scarlet Letter Challenge.

Each of us stitched a 6" square from one of the designs found on a Scarlet Letter sampler.

I chose my funny looking little sheep (?)  from The Harriot Boardman Sampler.

This was embroidered free-style. It is impossible to stitch it the same way twice!

48 squares were collected from stitchers from 9 countries, Australia, Canada, France, Scotland, Spain, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and in the United States, 21 different states!  44 different Scarlet Letter samplers were represented.

 Earlier this month, the quilt was presented to Nicola in London. I really wish I could have been there to see her surprise in person, but it was just not in the budget!

Here is a wonderful video of the quilt:

I received a lovely thank you email from Nicola, I think she really loved the quilt!
It was such a pleasure to take part in this group effort.


cucki said...

Aww so pretty and the quilt is super beautiful..
Big hugs x

Krista said...

It was not in my budget either, Erica. :( I wish we all could have been there. Your square was so beautiful. I loved all the satin stitching!

Barb said...

The quilt is just beautiful! Obviously so much work went into it.

Margaret said...

Love your quilt block! I enjoyed seeing mine among all the lovelies. It was fun to be a part of, even long distance!

Brigitte said...

You contributed such a lovely quilt block. Great stitching!

Shebafudge said...

Stunning quilt. Your block is lovely. I would imagine that Nicola was very happy with such a gorgeous gift!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

It would have been amazing to see all our overseas friends there. I don't think Nicola would have recovered from the shock!

We are hoping to make it an annual meet up so maybe another year?

Giovanna said...

What a lovely square, and the quilt is just amazing - well done to you all.

Karoline said...

Your square is lovely and the quilt is stunning, congratulations to you all

moosecraft said...

Wow! I bet Nicola is still speechless! This is the perfect gift for her! So very thoughtful!

I had purchased SDW last year... inspired by all of you who stitched along with the Scarlett Letter Year.... I hope to start it soon... :-)