Hi I'm Linda from AZ. I'm happy to have found this Blog and to be making this beautiful quilt. I've been reading along for a few months now and have been enjoying the wonderful blocks everyone is making. I've gotten ideas that appeal to me........like making a groom for my bride.........and lots of inspiration from seeing all of the "eye candy" here.
A little about me.........I'm retired, live in Glendale, AZ with my husband and our little dog Gizmo. The best part of my day is when I'm working on a quilt. I love to applique, well, actually love everything about quilting. I guess I'm "addicted" to quilting like many of you are.
Since I plan to put this quilt in my front room, I wanted to make it using colors that would work in there. The main fabric I'm using is a Moda fabric line called Rouenneries. This line is in shades of Turkey Red and grays. It was inspired by French textiles of the 18th century and fits in with the era of the Civil War. I'm also using some Thimbleberries fabric and some reproduction fabric from my stash, and am using muslin for my background in a tea dyed color.
I've made two blocks so far. I decide to make block #9, the Bird of Paradise Block, first. I enjoyed making this block, the feet and beak not so much. Next time I make a block with a bird, I think I'll embroider them instead. Here is a picture of my block #9.