Friday, July 1, 2011

The Lucinda's Gift quilt-along starts today

As mentioned in a previous post the Lucinda's Gift quilt-along starts today, so if you would like to join in the fun and use up some scraps, pop over to the SBS & Other Elm Creek Quilts yahoo group and sign up to sew your own version of this lovely quilt. 



The quilt in question is first mentioned in Jennifer Chiaverini's novel The Quilter's Apprentice. The story is that this is a quilt made by Great-Aunt Lucinda as a wedding present for Elizabeth Bergstrom Nelson. This is how the quilt is explained to Elizabeth's cousin Sylvia:
"It's called Chimneys and Cornerstones" she told me. "Whenever she looks at it she'll remember our home and all the people in it. We Bergstroms have been blessed to have a home filled with love, filled with love from the chimneys to the cornerstone. This quilt will help her take a little of that love with her [...] Each of these red squares is a fire burning in the fireplace to warm her after a weary journey home. [...] The dark half represents the sorrows in a life and the light colors represents the joys. [...] As long as these home fires keep burning, Elizabeth will always have more joys than sorrows." - The Quilter's Apprentice (2003 ed.) p. 179
The pattern for the quilt is found in Jennifer Chiaverini's book More Elm Creek Quilts on pp. 67-70. As I mentioned in this post, the assignment for first week of the quilt-along is to cut the pieces, so there's still time to go book hunting if you'd like to join in ;-)

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

6 comments:

Sølvi's blog said...

Hjelp - må jeg ha boka for å følge med i yahoo-gruppen? Vet du noen i norge som selger den?

Sølvi's blog said...

Sånn da er boka bestilt og jeg er innmeldt i Yahoo-gruppen. Er det flere som blir med?

Anonymous said...

Hello! When I went to the link to sign up for making Lucinda's Quilt, I could not find it. Could you help please? Thank you. Becky Wingo at bngwingo@yahoo.com

Butterfly said...

Heisann :O)

Gleder meg til i morgen!!

Fant denne:

http://dontcallmebetsy.blogspot.com/2011/04/mini-bookshelf-quilt-tutorial.html

klem

Susan said...

That is lovely......

I ordered the book and applied to join the group......

This seems to be such fun......

Guðrún said...

What size is this quilt? Have you read all these Elm Creek quilt books (is that the correct name)?