I have had to keep quiet about this for over a year and I am so excited to finally get to share. Over a year ago Anne Ida of Quiltoholic contacted me and asked me if I would like to be part of a special project for Jennifer Chiaverini. Yep,the Jennifer Chiaverini, author of the Elm Creek Quilt novels and one of my favorite authors. I got to meet her in person at the Sister’s Quilt show years ago AND her publishing company picked my quilt to be in her Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler pattern book. That was a very exciting moment for me.
Anne Ida asked and I said YES. She asked some other quilters too. We were each asked to remake the cover of one of Jennifer’s books into a quilt block that ended up being about the size of a regular piece of paper. While we were secretly quilting, Jennifer was writing. We made the covers of the first 14 books in the Elm Creek Quilt series (currently there are 16). We all sent our blocks to Anne Ida in Norway and she pieced the top. Then Val in France did the long arm quilting and also ended up delivering the quilt to Jennifer while she was in the States recently. The quilt turned out so beautiful. I love how Anne Ida put our signature blocks in the border on the front of the quilt.
Here is the book cover I was assigned and my interpretation of it on the right.
I heard that Jennifer loved the quilt and even had a place in mind to hang it. In her office where she writes. Now how awesome is that!!