Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Loyal Union Sampler - the beginning

Some years ago there was a pink/brown swap on the then-existing Sylvia's Bridal Sampler mailing list run by Elm Creek Quilts author Jennifer Chiaverini. Unfortunately I was unable to participate in the swap, so when I got offered a chance to make The Loyal Union Sampler, I fairly quickly decided I would use pinks and browns as my focus colours, and to use the yardage I had from Jennifer's fabric lines The Winding Ways Quilt and Johanna's Collection

During my first little sewing session I went a little overboard and stitched up 11 blocks (not the most complex ones)  in one sitting: 

I-3: Resolution Square, A-10: Broken Path, B-2: Camp Curtain, J-6: Twin Star
F-8: Libby Prison, K-6: Windmill, E-9: Hourglass, H-8: Pennsylvania
D-8: Friendship Square, C-3: Crosses and Losses, G-10: Missouri Star

Looking at the blocks and looking through my stash I found I had pinks and brown pieces from other Elm Creek Quilts fabrics and would bring a bit more life to the quilt if I mixed and matched from the various fabric lines. I also wanted to bring a little sparkle to the quilt so I figured I would add just a touch of gold/yellow :-)
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida


Mary said...

I am still deciding on my Fabrics for the BIG quilt. I am making one like Jennifer's on pg 9. The Aloha Fabric one first. Only 35 Block in it. Your fabrics just sing in the Quilt and I love your Border.

Elin said...

Korleis var det å sy denne samanlikna med Sylvias? Nokre av blokkene gjekk vel att? Kjekt å lese på bloggen din igjen.

Annelies said...

Yesterday I received my autographed book. It was a special time making the LUS.

Gudveig HN said...

Flotte blokker du har sydd :-)

Debbie said...

Thanks for the analysis, Anne Ida. Very interesting!

Lise in Norway said...

Herlig å se du er i farta Har full nedtelling til syhelgen vår igjen.... Gleder meg til å se hva du har sydd. Du er inspirasjon!