Sunday, February 19, 2012

A hint about what is to come!

Not sure what possessed Di and I but.....while sitting enjoying the camaraderie of the after show barbecue at last year's Quilts in the Barn we volunteered to make the raffle quilt for the 2012 "Red and White" exhibition. Inspiration has been slow coming but we finally have a design and the fabrics have been purchased.

The fabrics are from Blue Hill Fabrics Garabaldi II range. Don't you just love the large floral? And no, your eyes are not deceiving you, the background is not white. None of us can quite wrap our heads around white as a main colour so instead we are using our favourite shade of tea stain. The freezer paper leaf shapes you see is the hint of what is to come with the finished quilt being a 4 block applique.

Yesterday was also our regular Saturday gathering. So to round out this post, here is a little show and tell from the day.

First up, Deb has almost finished her version of Phebe. The colours are just beautiful.
And a close up of the outer borders.
Ann and I are both busy stitching Di's Antique Wedding Sampler Revisited with both of us working on this block. We chose the red independently of each other and think these two blocks are a great example of 'same but different'. That is Ann's version on the left, mine on right.
I have also finished these two blocks in the past week or so. All up Ann and I are about halfway done with both of us really enjoying this creative exercise.
Until next time...



  1. What a beautiful, rich looking quilt--and your blocks are great too!

  2. Swoon - love the choices for your raffle quilt. Your blocks look great.

  3. Love those two blocks! A wonderful example of two great minds thinking alike.

  4. OMGosh I can't wait to see the finished quilt! Love those fabrics and the leaf shape too! Deb's quilt is absolutely glorious! So pretty! Your blocks are great too. Always inspired....

  5. How great to get together and sew something for a good cause.Deb's quilt must have taken the blocks that you have made....ciao Alison ( Italy )

  6. Oh my Heavens, this blog is fabulous. The quilt on the header actually took my breath away. What gorgeous colors. The more I browsed, the more I liked everything I saw. What a joy to find a quilting blog where such beautiful, muted, antique-looking fabrics have been used. They are a balm to the spirit. I have signed on to follow but wonder if you would please consider adding the gadget/widget to allow email subscription? I am disabled and it is so much easier to follow a fabulous blog when its new posts come right to my in-box. Beautiful work!