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Sunday, September 30, 2007

”The Winter Quilt”

Once upon a time, not too long ago, in lands on opposite sides of the world, there were two women dreaming of a special quilt - a quilt they both had seen pictures of on the strange world wide web. The woman in the south knew the pattern for the block in this quilt as "Annie’s Choice", and she thought of her friend in the north who was called Anne. The woman in the north knew the pattern as Dutch Rose (among other names), and thought of her friend in the south named Rose.

One day after they had talked and thought, they decided that they would both make this quilt, and together they would realize their dreams. Inspired by the quilts(1)/quilts (2) they had seen online, Rose drafted in EQ6 what they had come to talk of as “The Winter Quilt”.

They gathered the fabrics they needed; Anne made up her mind only to use fabrics from her stash, while Rose chose to purchase some lights, but would use what darks she already had. On a beautiful Thursday, in the spring time in the south and autumn in the north, they started their quilting adventure – cutting and sewing, and thinking of the friend so far away doing the same – a quilting bee in spirit. When our story is told they have each completed one 16” block

Rose is making her quilt in beautiful soft country colours on a golden background, so as to contribute to warmth in the winter when this quilt will be needed and used.

Anne chose a selection of strong colours against a background of parchment beige, leaving a colder impression, but with a bit more contrast and play for the eye.

All in all will they each make 25 of these blocks, so our story will continue…
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This post is made on behalf of both Rose and Anne. Rose have unfortunately injured her shoulder, and is banned from sewing, knitting and computer work – included blog writing – for a while, Anne is hoping she will recover well, and is sure her friend will love to receive a message via her blog wishing she will feel better soon.

23 comments:

Rose said...

Great way to introduce our Winter Quilt (as we affectionatley call it lol) The two blocks look so different side by side (i loooooove urs!!!)
The shoulder feels heaps better this morning but ill just take it easy!!!
Hugs xxx

Elin said...

Another big project? My God what an energy! Very fun to read your story, also about the coincidences with your names...

Sweet P said...

What a wonderful way to make a quilt. I like both so far. I'll watching for further entries.

Bren said...

GORGEOUS!!! Both blocks are beautiful and what a lovely story!!!

May Britt said...

You're not the only one been looking at this pattern :) Your blocks are so lovely.

May K said...

What a fun way to make a quilt! Your blocks are both so different and gorgeous! Look forward to see the next step!

Belvie said...

Both of those blocks are just lovely. Can't wait to hear more about this quilt adventure.

Nadine said...

What a lovely story ! LOVE it !... and love the blocks to they're both striking and wonderful....
This way of making a quilt in duett, is so encouraging . I'd like to do it as well !

Hugs & smiles,
NADINE

meggie said...

What a lovely story! And what lovely blocks. Both so different, but both very appealing.

Sharon said...

I love the two blocks. They are so pretty.

Jeanne said...

Looking forward to the next chapter to your story. The blocks are both so pretty and totally different. Hope Rose is recovered soon.

Rose Marie said...

What fun you two will have making the blocks and then the quilt. Loved your story and look forward to seeing more from the two of you on your joint project.

Elaine Adair said...

What a charming story, leading into a wonderful project. I LOVE to see the same pattern made up into new and different colorways. They are both lovely.

Guðrún said...

What a great story, and beautiful blocks.

Nadine said...

Anne, dear,
just a short comment to tell you >I think you'll be able to comment on my Blog now (cross my fingers !).

Hugs & smiles,
Nadine

Andrea said...

How lovely - both the idea behind the quilts and the actual blocks too. Wonderful !!

anne bebbington said...

A gorgeous block design and so nice to view it in two completely different colourways

Butterfly said...

How fun that the two of you are making a quilt together!!! And what a lovely pattern it is!!!
One question: Do the two of you have more hours during day/night, than the rest of us???? Looking forward to next part of the story :o)

Linda said...

What gorgeous blocks, I love both of them, and like the other ladies said what a great way to introduce it.

Judy S. said...

This is going to be beautiful in either colorway. I have two friends who just finished quilts which are this pattern - one block for the whole top, and it was fabulous, too.

Cheryl said...

Isn't it amazing what colors do in the same blocks? They both are beautiful and how fun to make them
together!

Hanne said...

I am looking forward to see your progress on these quilts :-)

Dawn said...

AWESOME!