Friday, October 30, 2009

It's Official! ......

I've always admired the original "Bird of Paradise" quilt top and now to find a pattern AND blog for this "Civil War Bride" is cool is that!
I'm happy to join such a wonderful group of quilters!
Here is my first block. I'm mainly using Daiwabo Taupe, Civil War, William Morris and Liberty fabrics.
Onto the second block!


  1. Hi (Mona is it?),

    Welcome aboard, and it is such a cool block! I love the diagonal urn fabric and the pieced background. You are off to a great start!

    Your work is very beautiful! Keep 'em coming.

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

  2. Hi Mona,

    So glad you joined too! Your block looks fabulous, and the fabrics... luscious! I think you're the group's first person piecing the background. Looks great.


  3. Wow Mona, those fabrics are wonderful and I really like your background. Fabulous block.

  4. Mona, well come to the greatest group on the blog! I love the color of your first block. It's going to be a delicious quilt _ Hugs Natima

  5. Mona...loved the pieced background!! that is my favorite way to make an applique quilt. Piece of Cake started me on that trend!! and your start of your blocks is gorgeous! The pieced backgrounds always add that spark!
    I am new as well and just got my pattern this week

  6. Hi Mona
    Love that Pot fabric and your apples. I love the way wach of our blocks has a different flavour. Adds to the fun and sharing :-) I too am a piece of cake fan. I love your scrappy background too.

  7. welcome to the group and I love your choice of colours,looks fantastic.

  8. Welcome Mona!! Block one is just beautiful. Pieced backgrounds are fun to do and yours is lovely. Have fun making block two!

  9. What a lovely block! I am in love with your color choices.


Thanks to everyone that is following our journey with the Civil War Bride Quilt. We love to read your comments and appreciate your encouragement...............