Tuesday, April 1, 2014

AYOS: It's the Hook Parade!

We came, we saw, we conquered!
Yes, Hook was a wee bit out of our
comfort zone for the most part... but we did it!

I can't wait to show you all the amazingly versions 
we have in the parade today... 
but first... I have a surprise.
No joke.
We have decided to do something small for the next parade.
But this time it's not a pattern of Carrie's
No... seriously, I wouldn't fool you!
We get to pick a pattern from the 
wonderfully adorable 

She has been churning out lots of cute fun and patterns
this year
that are small versions of her 
larger patterns... and, well, 
who could resist?
So, for the next parade...
it's a free choice of one of Camille's small patterns.

Okay, you can do two if you want... after all, they are small!

Here is a sample of a few of her patterns that we will be choosing from...
(photo from Camille's Instagram)

I can't wait to play! How about you?

Don't go yet though... 
here is the parade of Hook!
Starting with my  little quilt...

I have to admit that I was inspired by an early photo of
Lisa's quilt that I saw on her blog. My 
quilt got a quick re-do because I needed polka dots too!

See what I mean!

Here we have some sweet polka dots and holiday fabrics...
this is a wonderful version of Hook made by 
Lisa at Stashmaster blog! 
Thank you for
allowing me to copy you a little!

Here is a stunning color combo that Michelle at Quilts and Stuff 
 used. Not only the blocks seem to move but the border
seems to move too... like a marque! Love it!

Here is a lovely looking version of Hook
that was created by Nancy. I love the
earth tones of the reproduction fabrics she used here.
I think Nancy is the only one who actually thanked us for picking this pattern!
he he he

You are killing me! I LOVE this!
Patty from A Stitch in Time made this adorable
Hook! It is dancing... love the quilting and the border too!

Paulette made a beautiful version of Hook...
I love looking at her color combos in each of 
her blocks! Cute!

This is a beautiful version of the Hook pattern
created by Polly at Aunt Polly's Porch!
I love the solid stars of Urban Couture fabric
 and the green background!

Sue made a gorgeous version here using my all time
favorite holiday fabric line... and then made a couple
of candle mats to go with it!

Susan S  made a gorgeous version of the Hook pattern
here is a sweet little color combination. I love the stripes in her
blocks too.

Here is a stunning version of Hook made by Thelma
She used Little Black Dress II to dress it up...
and then doubled the size of the block for a more 
versatile quilt... making it  66" x  70".
Isn't she clever!

Vivian made a bright and beautiful version of this Schnibbles 
pattern and used a 
vintage mint green for the background! 
It looks great with the colorful blocks!
(note: I made an error last month... Vivian's State Fair quilt was
 not given to her only the pattern of State Fair was gifted...
she made the quilt herself! Sorry... I misread).
Take another look... here.

Wendy made a gorgeous Hook quilt here. I know she said she 
had a bit if a challenge with it...
you wouldn't know it though, it looks fantastic!

I hope you enjoyed the parade so far... you can see more over at A Quilting Life.
I also encourage you to take a look at each of these quilts over at 
each of these blogs. The photos of the journey are wonderful!

New minis
Then go take a look at what pattern you might make!


Lesley said...

Fabulous parade! I always love seeing how everyone interprets the same pattern. Awesome!

JoAnne said...

What a great visual treat! Thanks for another awesome parade.

Michelle said...

Wow!! There are some beautiful "Hooks" out there. Everyone did a great job! I'm sooo excited about April's pattern. I've been wanting to make one of her minis and now is my chance! Thanks!

Patty D from NC said...

Fun choice for April. Great parade everyone!

Judy said...

Great parade! Looking forward to making a mini!!

Dorothy said...

My took did not turn out - but the parade is fantastic I will be back next month

Dorothy said...

My took did not turn out - but the parade is fantastic I will be back next month

Sue said...

What a Wonderful Parade ! Each quilt is so unique ! Just gorgeous quilts !

Sherri said...

I love them all!

Gerri said...

Great job, ladies! Wish I would have had the courage to try. I'm game for next month, though!

Kris said...

Those are all beautiful! Loved seeing your little Evie's 2nd birthday party. Time flies!!!
xo Kris

Elizabeth said...

I do love the movement you get with star quilts, they are all lovely, they all kind of twinkle.

Hildy said...

Love, love, love them! And now to the minis:-)

Mary Caldwell said...

Great job everyone~! Beautiful Hooks. Looking forward to making a Thimble Blossom mini for April. Thanks to Sinta and Sherri for hosting the wonderful parades~!!

Satu said...

Another awesome parade of Hooks!!!! I love that pattern, but I had all too little time to make mine in this month... but I have sewed quite many 1/2 blocks already;o) I'll try to be back in April!!!!

Nancy E said...

Another great parade! I just seeing what fabrics everyone uses.

Anonymous said...

Oh - so many were diligent this month! I have to admit that I love the concentric circle quilt pattern from Patti. It goes perfect with all the sharp points of the pattern. I already have my mini Swoon pattern - so BRING IT ON!

Dee said...

I love the parades! I always see new and creative takes on the same pattern. I never would have considered using a different fabric for the setting triangles, but it looks great. I also like how several of them resized the pattern to make it bigger. Great job as always Sinta!