Saturday, 7 August 2010

A Special Project

A few monts ago I mentioned a special project going on, that I really couldn't share... well, now it has been handed over, and I can talk freely. In the wake of the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler pattern book being published, a couple of us started talking of making a quilt for Jennifer Chiaverini. This has been something we have talked about before, but we hadn't gotten around to doing it, but this time we set a deadline and invited quilting friends from all over the world to join in. In the end a group of us made 14 blocks representing the covers of the first fourteen books in the Elm Creek Quilts novel series (click to enlarge photo)

The blocks were posted to me and I pieced them together into a top which was then sent to Valerie, one of our group members in France for long arm quilting. Val was lucky to meet Jennifer last week to hand over our finished quilt

I have to say, even though this project took time, and was very nervewrecking with blocks being delayed by post, returned to maker by the postal service, people getting ill etc. it was a wonderful experience working with talented quilters from all over the world. It was a thrill each time I got an envelope in the mail, and could admire another little piece of art!

Thank you girls for a fun and inspiring time!!
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida


Trisha said...

Thanks for asking me to be a part of it! It was a wonderful experience and the quilt turned out so gorgeous!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh what a wonderful cool idea!

Debbie said...

It was fun, Anne Ida, and I'm happy to have been a part of it, too.

Chookyblue...... said...

fabulous idea and it looks great..........

Barbara Nellestein said...

Anne, it was a nice experience.
And it is great to see the final quilt.