"Links" by Betty

This quilt was made from the Links pattern by Dereck Lockwood.  I bought a kit at Heritage Designs in Amana, Iowa.  I think it turned out beautiful. 

There is a funny story behind this quilt.  My family was travelling from Wisconsin to Oklahoma over Christmas.  I had read about Heritage Designs in a magazine and wanted to stop.  My husband however is one of the get on the road and keep on going people so instead of making the suggestion we detour, I quietly set the GPS to go to Amana.  When we got to the Amana area we had to switch highways anyway so he obediently followed the GPS instructions.  By the time he questioned "where the heck is this thing sending us?" we were almost there.  Fortunately he found my little trick funny and while I shopped he admired the sample of the Links quilt they had hanging in the store.  When I was ready to check out he suggested I add the kit to my purchases.  I gladly did and finished it for him in time for Valentine's Day.

Betty


Comments

gini wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Tuesday, 16 March 2010, 10:16 PM

betty, i wil have to add this trick to my repetoire.   beautiful quilt     gini

Kathy D wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Tuesday, 16 March 2010, 10:19 PM

Betty - What a great story and a stunning quilt.  No wonder he fell in love with the one in the shop.

Bonnie wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Tuesday, 16 March 2010, 10:27 PM

Betty - you have one awesome fella there.  Good sense of humor and great taste!!  That quilt will always hold something extra for the both of you.  Beautiful quilt.

Joanne wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Tuesday, 16 March 2010, 11:08 PM

Betty.....What a beauty you have there!!! Congratulations, and I enjoyed your story.

Nana wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Tuesday, 16 March 2010, 11:17 PM

Betty such a funny story.  Hey what ever works right...  Your quilt is absolutely stunning.  

Patti wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Wednesday, 17 March 2010, 8:29 AM

I love the story and the quilt.  One detour I sure he doesn't regret.  

Priscilla wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Wednesday, 17 March 2010, 10:01 AM

It's very pretty. The colors are beautiful.

Emma wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Wednesday, 17 March 2010, 10:41 AM

Oh, what a beautiful quilt, I've always admired the bargello quilts and hope to do one someday myself. Lovely colors too. And bless your husband.

Jeannette wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Wednesday, 17 March 2010, 7:22 PM

This is the way to go You are good

Kelley wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Wednesday, 17 March 2010, 7:54 PM

Too funny .. love the story.. I have to try this on BF..lol...

Kris wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Thursday, 18 March 2010, 12:44 AM

Beautiful quilt Betty and great story.

Jutta wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Friday, 19 March 2010, 7:35 PM

Very beautiful quilt. You are good!

Jutta

Gagoo wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Saturday, 20 March 2010, 3:34 PM

What a cute story, my DH wouldn't be as kind. AND he bought the kit for you!!! Now he is a keeper. Beautiful quilt, I don't know how you kept the rows in the right order. Wonderful job.

BonnieMac wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Sunday, 21 March 2010, 10:51 AM

What a great use of technology to get you to a Quilt Shop!  I must remember that one!   Thanks for sharing!

Janie wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Wednesday, 24 March 2010, 6:52 AM

Betty,

Your quilt is beautiful......I'll have to remember that trick with the GPS!

Marija wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Thursday, 25 March 2010, 2:41 PM

What a gorgeous quilt!

I loved your little trick - will have to remember it, since my husband is the same! LOL

Quiltedwings wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Saturday, 27 March 2010, 6:10 PM

Betty,

Holy smoke! How many pieces does that quilt have? I agree, it turned out beautiful and you finished it soooo fast!

It sounds like you are blessed with a really great guy. Tell him I think he’s pretty cool.

jay-marie wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Tuesday, 30 March 2010, 3:18 AM

A great story Betty my DH would have pulled over and then moaned at the GPS going wrong. A beautiful quilt that is well worth the detour.

Dale wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Thursday, 8 April 2010, 7:03 PM

I just did my first little bargello quilt wall hanging, and bought this book.  I am truely inspired!

Pat wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Thursday, 15 April 2010, 2:06 AM

Visually stunning quilt!!  Love the colors in it.

Pamela Windspirit wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Saturday, 24 April 2010, 6:50 PM

I have had a "Links" kit in my basket for several years now.  Your beautiful quilt has inspired me to get going and make the quilt.

charm62203 wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Saturday, 12 June 2010, 8:45 AM

BEAUTIFUL

Pat wrote re: "Links" by Betty
on Friday, 2 July 2010, 7:34 AM

Wow, what a beautiful quilt.  Love your way of getting to the quilt shop,  I will have to try it someday soon.

Pat

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