Friday, January 27, 2012

As you can see I am powering along with these blocks after a slow 18 months.  I have decided now is the time to get this quilt finished and to this end am endeavouring to make one block a day!  Sometimes this just doesn't happen but that is my aim.

Gentlemans Fancy, Grandmother's Fan and My Heart
The heart is not in Jennifer's Sylvias Bridal Sampler but I have decided to change some
blocks for some of my own which have some meaning for me!
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Follow the Leader, Barristers Block and Sickle
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Posted by PicasaTrip Around the World, Snail Trail and Farmers Daughter

Posted by PicasaRoad to Oklahoma, The Friendship Quilt and Lancaster Rose

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

As well as being a quilter I am also a stamp collector.  Obviously a hoarder, but a selective one!!!
If anyone reading this blog is a collector or knows one either in the UK, New Zealand or Canada who would like to become a penpal/stamp swapper I would love to hear from you.  I have quite a large collection of Australian stamps I would like to swap for any of the above in an ongoing exchange.  I have looked for private blogs of stamp collectors who might be up for swapping but to date haven't found any.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

I haven't added photographs of my Sylvias blocks for a while so thought I had better do some catching up.  Below are another dozen done (getting there).  It feels good to be over half way now in fact I think I ONLY have about another 30 to go as I have completed some right at the bottom as part of the SBS Block of the Week I participate in.  I am going to love coming to the last row as I have already done half the row.
My completed quilt will be a bit different to the original as I have substituted blocks I don't like for some I made as a block of the month with my quilting group a couple of years ago and I wanted to include them in this quilt.  We all have favourites I'm sure and also some we dislike.  I am not fond of curved blocks eg. drunkeds path and similar so these are mainly the ones I have omitted for my friendship blocks.  I'm sure Sylvia would like it if we made it our own version.  Mine certainly will be

Dresden Plate, Duck and Ducklings and Puss in the Corner

My alternate block for Grace's Friendship, Pinwheel1, Dove in the Window

Kings Star, Odd Fellows Chain, Rolling Stone (remade)

Windblown Square, Yankee Puzzle and True Lover's Knot

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Anvil, Birds in the Air and Mexican Star