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Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Civil War Bride block and Stars

Today I finished my first block for the Civil War Bride reproduction quilt. It is an Australian pattern based on an American quilt called Bird of Paradise. There are 20 blocks and an applique border, so I have made a start!
Yesterday I appliqued the stars on Hope's quilt. I received some of the fabric for the borders in the post this morning, so that will be next.

Maybe I should show you a picture of our granddaughter who will be 3 in June. I am making the quilt for her. She does not know it yet, and I hope she will like it!

 It is early evening now, and the birds are singing in the garden, so I will join them for a little while!
Till next time,
Jane

9 comments:

Carin said...

Wat een mooi blok Jane. En de quilt voor Hope wordt een plaatje, die gaat ze zeker geweldig vinden.
Mooie foto van je kleindochter, ze is een plaatje !!

Margaret said...

I love block #1. Who else would have thought of putting a horse on the vase? And I like the birds, too.
Margaret

*Stitches* said...

Beautiful Jane! Appliqué is my absolute favorite form of needle work! I have not purchased this pattern yet...but someday when i catch my breath I will!!! Fun huh?
karen from Oregon :)

Elisabeth said...

Heel mooie Jane dat applique blok, maar wel veel werk... En je hebt een prachtige kleindochter.
Succes met je mooie quilts.
Een fijne dag, Elisabeth

Carolien said...

Hello Jane,

What a lovely girl your granddaughter is!
Your block is beautiful and so is the quilt. That little girl is so lucky!

Have a nice day & enjoy the birdsongs,
Carolien

sewkalico said...

Wow that's an amazing first block! You have a beautiful granddaughter and I am sure she will love the quilt.

clare's craftroom said...

How lovely !

Carolien said...

Hallo Jane,

Als je me je adres stuurt, maak ik een schaapjessiggy voor je, dat vind ik leuk om te doen!
Als je de stof eromheen graag in een bepaalde kleur wilt, roep je maar ... :)
Mijn email: cgvanboven@orange.nl

Groetjes! Carolien

Minka's Studio said...

How clever. I love your use of the horse on the vase. Very effective.

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