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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Quilty news - huge excitement!!!

Yikes, my blog has been soooo quiet for a few months (once again!), but now I have big news to share. Earlier this week I received a copy of Jennifer Chiaverini's newest pattern book in the post - Loyal Union Sampler from Elm Creek Quilts - signed by the author herself .



And featured on the top of page 104 is my quilt made from the patterns in the book!


The book is a collection of block patterns for 121 traditional 6" blocks sewn together into a beautiful sampler. In 2010 Jennifer announced on her mailing list that she was looking for quilting friends to help make blue and white blocks for one sample quilt for her then new book project and I was happy to participate with two blocks.



At the same time she offered me the opportunity to sew a sample of the whole pattern. Of course this was an offer I could not refuse! I had a free choice in colours (obviously except blue/white), and chose a variety of creamy white background fabrics and picked brown/pink/gold fabrics from Jennifer's fabric lines by Red Rooster. I started sewing on September 19th 2010, and had a ball playing with the block patterns! And I'm thrilled with the result!



I will share some of my experiences making the quilt as well as some of my favorite blocks in coming posts ;-) Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

17 comments:

Supergoof said...

it is soooooooooooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!

Sarah said...

Congratulations--that's actually my favorite quilt in the book.

Cathi said...

Your quilt is stunning! Congratulations!

Elin said...

Eg har sjølvsagt kjøpt boka, og blei superoverraska då eg såg kvilten din! At du har greidd å halde dette hemmeleg? Gleder meg til fleire innlegg frå deg.

Doniene said...

Oh Anne Ida, it is just lovely!!!! What an honor - been wondering what you had been up to!!!

So glad to see you post - looking forward to future ones!

Blessings

Gudveig HN said...

Utrolig lekkert! DA forstår jeg at du har vært stille på bloggfronten så lenge :-)

Sue said...

WOW! Just GORGEOUS !!!!!!

Mary said...

I love how the blocks float on your Quilt! It was great to be one of Jennifer's many friends!!! My Name is among the many on the acknowledgement page.

Karendianne said...

This is huge! Overjoyed for you, delighted to see you and in awe of your quilt! Look forward to hearing more. Continually looking at the quilt. So much to enjoy. Ahh, yes, I'm so happy for you!!!

Mary Truax said...

wow. the quilt is stunning!

Annelies said...

I hope to get one soon also ! Your quilt is beautiful, but then I knew.

Anne said...

Gratulerer Anne Ida!
Morsomt at boka nå har kommet ut :)

Teppet er bare helt fantastisk - "skrekkelig" imponert over arbeidet ditt.

Ser frem til å se hva du holder på med i november!

Klem fra Anne J

InGa said...

Jeg ble stum !! Helt!! Stum!!!

For et flott teppe, og vilken grei å bli med I boka. Jeg er jätteglad på dine vegne. Hvor kan man få kjöpt boka?
Jeg har mange yards sivil war stoffer, og skulle gjerne sy noen av disse blokkene.
Hilsen Ingrid

Debbie said...

Beautiful, Anne Ida! I love your border! I made a blue and white block. It's the X block right in the middle of the blue and white quilt. I haven't had a chance to order the book yet.

Marcha Osephius said...

Oh wow, you're a proud woman! I also received the book 2 weeks ago and was so happy with the blocks! Not new ones, but the 121 she selected are so beautifull! I cannot resist it, sorry!

Satu said...

It's really gorgeous, Anne Ida!!! Maybe I have to purchase this book someday...

Rose Johnston said...

Looks gorgeous hun! So exciting for you and such an honor! Well done :) xx