Monday, June 4, 2012






Nineteen blocks completed.  The space is for a groom block my daughter is drafting.  Since this quilt is to commemorate our 40th wedding anniversary in August 2013, a groom is essential.

10 comments:

  1. I came to the blog this morning hoping to see something new and WOW. I am blown away. It is spectacular. I love your individual touches to some of the birds. It is so inspiring. I came to upload one block, my first, that is done. It will have to wait. I am enjoying these too much!!! Congrats on a wonderful job.

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  2. Love the red and green leaves on the bird block... and I agree with 40 years of marriage a groom block is needed! Continue the great work and come back to show us!

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  3. This is wonderful! I agree with quilter501, it is spectacular. This is a 40th anniversary worthy!

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  4. What great blocks you show here. I love your fabric choices - so bold and different. They look great together!

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  5. Well done ! Nearly there. I also want to do a groom. Your blocks look beautiful.

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  6. Mary in TennesseeJune 5, 2012 at 2:33 AM

    Thanks fellow Brides for nice comments. While daughter drafts a groom block I'm forging ahead on the borders. Time's a-flyin' and August 2013 will be here in 15 short months.

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  7. Your blocks are beautiful and your embroidery embellishments are also very pretty. Love the vulture fabric on block 16-both of them. Your quilt looks wonderful all together and so very interesting to see all the fabric surprises...bunny on vase, red Kaffe Fassett eggs, etc. Happy Anniversary!!!
    PS what is that interesting looking quilt behind the bride????

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  8. Mary in TennesseeJune 5, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Cheri - The quilt behind the improvised design wall is a pattern from Quilter's Newsletter (issue???) called Blue Skies for Julie. The pieced and appliqued and hand-quilted quilt was made to commemorate my daughter's high school graduation in 2002 and was my first truly complex quilt with wee teeny nine patch units and first ever applique effort with many three-dimensional flowers scattered throughout the wide border. To this day I can't believe that with so little experience it turned out so spectacularly. The success on that quilt gave me confidence to tackle all things applique.

    I've had so much fun using all sorts of different fabrics for these CWB blocks, finding that combining all styles and textures is possible if done with a careful hand. I like touches of whimsy and surprise, hence the bunny vase, the Kaffee Fasset fabrics for the eggs and contemporary fabrics for the vultures and elsewhere.

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  9. Wow your blocks are awesome. I am just catching up! what a wonderful memory of 40yrs. Your fabric use is wonderful what a great stash you must have to pull from!!

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  10. Mary in TennesseeJune 6, 2012 at 3:01 AM

    Betweens, I do have a nice stash at my disposal. Though not particularly large it's full of variety, with plenty of tools for a project like the CWB.

    Thanks to all for kind words.

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