Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Spring Inspired Block

Judging by the buds on the trees and the tiny shoots poking out of the earth, spring is finally here!   I have also spotted a  bird building a nest right outside our window.  This block reminds me that spring is the best time of year!  Instead of putting 5 eggs in the nest  like the original pattern, I added 3 eggs, one for each of my amazing kids!

I am eager to start the next block.  I have the pattern traced on my background and my bias is cut and ready to go!



"All the blocks"

Last Saturday I finished putting all the blocks together, and I am now starting on the border. That will be more like the original quilt, but I hope it will turn out well....
I have so enjoyed working on the blocks, it is almost a pity that they are finished.....

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Hello everybody,
my name is Manuela. I am living in the western part of Germany near the dutch border and I am really happy to join your wonderful group. I love applique and I was  fascinated by this beautiful quilt when I saw it for the first time. So I ordered the pattern together with the background fabric (a solid tan) and a fabric kit of about 70 fat sixteenths of reproduction fabric.
Unfortunately I am a very slow stitcher and I  really need a lot of time to choose the right fabrics but today I can post my first finished block and the second not yet finished block:

Happy stitching to everyone!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Picture of First 12 Blocks

Today I did some embellishing on several of the blocks and then snapped this picture of the 12 blocks that I've completed.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Block #12 Completed

I've been away from working on my CWB quilt for nearly 2 years - been working on some Baltimore Album quilts in the meantime.  Until I picked this project up again, I'd forgotten how much I had enjoyed working on these blocks.  Now that I've started back in again, I hope to finally complete this quilt.  Here's block #12 that I just completed.

Next I've decided to work on a groom for my bride.  I'm excited about that and now I can hardly wait to get him finished.
Tomorrow I'll snap a picture of my completed blocks all together so you can see them and I can get a better look at where I am.  I'm happy to be working on my CWB quilt again and happy to be back with all of you ladies on this supportive site again.
It's been a very long time since posting to this blog. I thought I'd been dropped, but see my name way down towards the bottom of contributors. As you can see, the center of the quilt is mostly completed. A fair amount of embellishment remains to be done as well as some restructuring on the groom block. I've been away from CWB for six months hand-piecing and hand-quilting a Double Wedding Ring quilt. DWR is finished and soon I hope to begin work on CWB borders.
Mary in Sunny (finally) Tennessee