Friday, 30 April 2010

Friendship Friday

I have been watching the progress made on Lyn's blog 'Bluebird Quilts' for Illene's quilt and sat in awe when she made a post of one of the completed quilts shown on the link here . I was mesmerized by how many of those blocks, all made by different people across the USA and worldwide worked together to create such a beautiful, interesting and colourful quilt. It is indeed a quilt of friendship.

Of course the little cogs (and I do mean little) in my brain started whiring away and I wondered what they would look like in a different colour-scheme. How about 'Blues' I thought - haven't worked with the blues since I produced a Sun-Bonnet Sue quilt years ago (in fact my first blog post).
So, I ordered some fabrics from Makower's 'China Blue' range. Then I thought, hmmmm ... that quilt is mighty big for me to quilt ... how about making it smaller. My blocks turned out to be 5" square (2" nine patches), which I'm glad to say will measure a more manageable 120cm square once completed (or thereabouts) - I'm not sure I can handle queensize just yet!!

Anyway, thank you Lyn for your inspiration and indeed to all you bloggers who mesmerize, amaze and inspire me every day.

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Vicki W said...

That's going to be very pretty! It's very "beach cottage".

Gina said...

What a great quilt. I love the nine patches in the star points

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Blue and white is my favourite combination! Your quilt looks fabulous!

BTW will we see you at Rocheberie next week?

webmistress said...

This is gorgeous! There is nothing like blue and white for crispness (unless it's blue and yellow! Maybe next time!)

Zlaty said...

It's really a fun quilt! What a great idea and I like your colors as well as Lyn's!

Happy sewing!

Anonymous said...

That's amazing.... Love the colours and the pattern