Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Author's Album Blocks

Hard to believe it's been way over a week since my last post - main reason: I haven't sewn a stitch in ages, and those pictures I talked about in my previous post I still haven't sorted through. But I thought I'd share some signature blocks I worked on this summer, and who are now traveling around the world:



These are blocks for a swap with the SBS-and-other-Elm-Creek-Quilts yahoo group from a pattern in Jennifer Chiaverini's pattern book More Elm Creek Quilts.. They were very fiddly to get to the right size, and some of them are a hair off, but I hope the girls won't have any trouble sewing the block they receive into their quilts. The stipulation was 8" blocks made using Kona Cotton Cream and a Civil War reproduction of choice. I used a fabric from Windham's Gettysburg Civil War VIII line.



Debbie, who is the swap hostess, kindly shared a picture of the blocks she received from all who participated before she sent them out. Since the blocks are still en-route between the US and Norway, I have "borrowed" her pic to share. Looks great doesn't it? This will be a very pretty quilt! Can hardly wait for my block package to arrive :-)

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

11 comments:

Anne Heidi said...

Such lovely blocks! I can see why you are eager for your package to arrive :-)

Chookyblue...... said...

they look great........the mail can't arrive quick enough.........

Mary said...

I'm hoping to get mine back by Friday. My Block was fiddly too. I had to use some Best Press and very carefully trim them with my ruler. Sorry mine used a different Kona color. It's in the lower left. You can use it on the back if you want to...

Anne Ida said...

No way, Mary! Your block will be proudly displayed on the front along with the others!

Annelies said...

Those are special and beautiful blocks !

Doniene said...

Lovely!!!! Such fun - I might have to do something like that someday!! Good to hear you are still out and about!! lol I've been busy sewing, but just not ready to post yet - maybe next week????

Blessings

Valerie said...

Just gorgeous as always Anne...you always get my mind reeling with things I want to make!!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh it is going to be wonderful!

Jeanne said...

That quilt will always have special memories for you. I bet you're eager to receive your blocks.

Teresa said...

The blocks are very pretty. I enjoy participating in siggie block swaps, so much fun to see where they all come from. Wish I had gotten in on this one!

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