A few days ago, I told you about a swap I was in and about the fabric I had received. I also said I was going to make a Rose of Sharon quilt. Well, the book arrived, and the more I looked at those patterns, the less I liked them. I really love doing Sampler Quilts by hand, and so have decided to make still another sampler quilt. However, I have decided to do all new blocks -- ones that I have never done before. So, yesterday I got onto my favorite block site: http://www.quilterscache.com, and picked out some of the blocks that I thought would be pleasing to the eye when finished, and a little challenging for me.
This is another block that I chose. It's called "Wheel of Time". I really liked this block because it is a variation of Card Trick. When Rod and I went to our very first quilt show, he was awestruck by a Card Trick quilt that was done in purples. This block will be for him.
This block is called "Celtic Sunrise", and I think it's just beautiful. My mother-in-law (God rest her soul) was of Irish descent, and loved everything Irish. This block will always remind me of her
And this block is called "Birds of Paradise". I had never seen this block before, and I think it really does look like the bird of paradise flowers. My sister loved these flowers, as does daughter Mary. This block will be for them.
I usually do 12 blocks with sashing for a quilt that measures approximately 45"x60", but I had a hard time just choosing 12 blocks. So, it appears that this quilt will be maybe 20 blocks. I guess it will depend on how much time I put into it since our finished quilt (size is our choice) is supposed to be finished and posted by March 1, 2011.
There they are. . . the first 4 blocks that I'm planning to do. Rod is out of town this week, and I'm hoping to get the sewing room cleaned and better organized. It's quite a disaster, and if I'm going to complete even half of the projects I was to do before Christmas, it needs to be spit-spot. Perhaps later this week, I'll post before and after shots of the sewing room. Have a sewy week.
Just wanted to add that the photos/drawings of the quilt blocks were taken from the quilterscache.com website. Didn't want any confusion.