Debbie emailed me many moons ago showing me the quilt that she made using my templates. At that time I was putting together my “new” book and I asked her if she wanted to be included. It was many emails later, then a major house remodel, a marriage (not mine), a baby (not mine), and a far away move to Montana, and a few years later before the “new” book was even thought about again.
I never did get to include Debbie’s beautiful quilt in the book but I did save the email. I was looking through my files and found it and decided that I would post photos of Debbie’s beautiful quilt and her comments.
I hope you enjoy this quilt as much as I do!
Dear Elisa Wilson,
I purchased your book “Crazy Curves” and a set of templates at a quilt show at Big Sky, Montana in the summer of 2004. You know how it is, you see a quilt in person and are inspired to create one of your own. I had a lot of batiks in my stash and a vague idea of what I wanted my quilt to look like. I always think big and needed a new queen size quilt for a guest bedroom.
I got the pieces all cut out and started sewing the blocks together then laying them out on the basement floor. Of course, I am never quite satisfied with the outcome, so I took some apart and rearranged the pieces many times before I got everything “just right”. I had a few blocks that just didn’t work to my satisfaction so they became the outer border.
I just wanted to share the finished product with you. I plan on making a lap size next and giving it as a gift to my brother and his wife. I will send you a photo of it as well when I am finished.
I, Debbie Blome, from Heath, Texas, am the maker of the quilt. I started the quilt in 2005 while we were still living in Castle Rock, Colorado. I finished the quilt in 2006, after we moved to Texas.
The name of the quilt is “Crazy Curves from the Crail Ranch”. I think I already told you that I purchased your book and templates at a quilt show at the Crail Ranch in Big Sky, Montana.
The name of the quilter is Janet Gibson-Korytkowski. She lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.
I really love that label Debbie. And the backing – yummy!
I also did a search on the Crail Ranch right here in Montana. I LOVE history and I loved reading about the Crail family. I have to put his on my calendar as a must see next summer.