01 February, 2012

I'm on the "Sew We Quilt" Banner!

 I was lucky enough to have the quilt I made for Mitchell chosen by Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt as one of four quilts for the February Banner. There were 321 quilts submitted so can you imagine my surprise when I got Madame Samm's email! I made this quilt before I had my blog. So I thought I'd tell you about it now.
The official name for this quilt is “Mitchell’s As Close To A Collingwood Quilt That He Will Get”. A funny name, I agree but I’ll explain. 
 
Mitchell is a die-hard Collingwood Football Club supporter (he doesn't usually wear shorts and thongs to the footy!). Collingwood is an Australian Rules Football team. Their colours are black and white stripes. Collingwood is the team you either love or hate! Needless to say, I do not barrack for Collingwood. Hence, the name.

Mitchell asked me for a black and white quilt. I used the stack and slash method. It came together very quickly and I had it commercially quilted. When I checked the label, it was made back in 2008. I can’t believe it was that long ago!
Thank you Madame Samm for the honour of being one of the four quilts on your February banner.

13 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations again - so glad you posted this up, it so deserves it. Oh, I know a banner girl!

Cheryll said...

Congrats on the selection.. perhaps I should get your autograph while I can afford it ! Now your famous please stay in touch...lol ! :)
The quilt's fantastic.. even if it's for a "C" supporter!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hello Chrstine,
I´m glad to be with you in the banner, and I love your black and white quilt! Black and white are always perfect together.
The story to this quilt is nice too, and I´m sure, that your handsome son loves his winnerquilt.
I´m a follower to your blog, and I´ll be back soon ☺
Liebe Grüße
Bente - Germany

Anonymous said...

Hello, I came over from Sew We Quilt. I really enjoyed your quit and the story behind it. Would love to see a tutorial on it. Enjoying your blog.
A gal in Texas, U.S.A.

shez said...

yipee congrats Christine you so deserve to win this,love the story of Mitchell's quilt,but tell Mitchell it should've been red and black,lol.xx

Richard Healey said...

The quilt looks amazing great job.

Fiona said...

Well Done !! I can't say that I agree with the colour scheme - LOL I'm a Geelong supporter but it looks great xxx Hugs - Fee X

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Oh, and now I can say that I knew you before you were famous!

Jennifer said...

Awesome Christine, well done - do a positive happy dance for you. It's a lovely quilt, not to worry it's Collingwood, hee hee - the quilt is gorgeous.

Maria said...

Congratulations Christine......

Hmmm Mitchell sure is a ONE EYED Collinwood supporter.
His room looks great with the quilt on his bed.

Elyte said...

Congratulations on your selection.
We have a Collingwood supporter here as well.

QueenB said...

found it today... Congrats

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic quilt, and congratulations...