Monday, May 21, 2012

First finished block

This took me ages of time, but finally it's a finished block. I started with the oistriches, because it intrigued me, to find birds like that on a quilt.As a fun detail I added two pieces of fabric that belonged to a friend. She and I did our Jane quilt together and now we are doing the Bride Quilt together. I think she doesn't remember I borrowed this little piece of fabric when we did our masterclass applique last winter. For her it might be just a piece of fabric, but for me it is more than that, it's a memory of our friendship and I hope to do more projects together!

10 comments:

  1. I too am sentimental and put pieces into my work that bring back memories of friends, shopping trips, fun times etc. It is especially rewarding working on a project with a friend. I have my first block almost done. I started with the bride as she intrigued me the most. What fun! I will be looking forward to reading about your progress.

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  2. Hi Joke, very pretty block. The ostrich block was the first block I also did when I did my bride quilt. Enjoy the journey.
    Happy Stitching,
    Cheri

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  3. Your first block is great and LOVE the feathers you chose.

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  4. You are so right, pieces of fabric hold wonderful meanings, history and precious thoughts as we work on them and place them in our quilt. You have started your own history in your gorgeous block thanks so much for sharing.

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  5. Hi Joke your ostrich block is very pretty. You are so lucky to have a friend who shares your passion for sewing. Enjoy the CWB journey.

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  6. That is lovely and makes me wish that I had included the ostriches in my quilt instead of replacing them, your bird fabric is gorgeous.

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  7. Thank you all fo you nice comments, they make me grow!

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  8. Congratulations! You've even turned the feet! I'm embroidering my toes.... hahahahahha.. I really must get my blocks out once again...

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    1. Yes those feet! I thought if Icould manage those, I could manage the whole quilt LOL

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  9. I have just found you blog! The quilt is magnificent...have to add it to my list of things to do...and also must remember to live to be about 300 years old to get everything finished!!! Happy stitching from Australia

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