Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Two Blogs

Just recently I have joined up with two new blogs. A few bloggers had decided to make the Civil War Bride Quilt, a pattern purchased from Threadbear in Victoria. I'm doing enough needleturn applique at the moment with Kim McLeans Flower Pots quilt, so for this quilt I am going to try raw edge applique, something I haven't tried before.

I have decided to make this quilt in Kaffe type fabrics (surprise!!!), and a dark shot cotton for the background.

 block 1 and 2

If you want to watch the progress of these blocks, or even join in the fun, check out our blog here.

I have already spoken about my second blog, the Sue Ross block of the month being hosted by Kathy at Material Obsession. The first block was a challenge to most of us, and we have learnt new skills already. Head over here if you want to see the next blocks being made up as most of them arrived this week.

block 1 in contemporary colours of my choosing

 block 1 in b.o.m. fabrics - pretty colourway

I have been blogging for 5 months now and I have surely found that through the friendships made, the comments and encouragements received, the tutorials and wisdom from other bloggers, as well as joining a few groups, that my skills as a quilter have been stretched and grown. What other quilt group could we ever find that has quilters' expertise from the world over? I feel blessed to be a part of such a fabulous community, and my world has been enlarged by all the friends who drop by and say Hi, as well as the hints and tips and lessons I can learn from others. Here ends my homily!!!

27 comments:

Andi said...

Aint the interweb grand!!!!

ranette said...

I feel blessed to have found your blog Cathy...you are an inspiration to me!

Are you doing your raw edge applique by machine or by hand and what stitch are you using?

alobsiger said...

Oh my goodness, another BEAUTIFUL project, Cathy! I was ogling the Civil War Bride quilt pattern a little while ago. Of course, your fabric choices speak to me. Looking forward to future blocks!

Janet said...

You can count yourself amongst the lovely bloggers you're referring to. You have a special gift for putting colours and fabrics together that "sing"
Love love your CWB version, it's inspiring.

Miriam said...

I agree, Cathy. The blogging world is a very friendly and inspiring place!

I love your Kaffe version if the CWB quilt. The colours are so rich and vibrant.

Anonymous said...

Hi - I love your Civil War Bride Quilt blocks. I wonder if in future posts if you would talk about how you choose your fabrics and colors - you certainly have a great eye! I love seeing how all the quilt makers are doing these blocks. Sue

Jackie said...

Your Kaffe version is just fantastic!! I love it! Ooooo, I am still anxiously waiting my Sue Ross BOM. I chose the contemporary and just love what you did. Please hurry Mr. Postman.

Christine said...

your blocks are look fantastic,I am still thinking about what fabrics to use

cheers
Christine

Sue said...

oh why aren't I doing this BOM??

KateHK said...

I think your blocks in the CWB BOM are wonderful. I too am awaiting my Sue Ross Block 2 - one of the problems in being in Hong Kong. It's been a great experience so far and I've learnt so much.

Joanna said...

I can't even tell you how much I love your new blocks - it is going to be absolutely stunning! You are officially my new inspiration:)

wishes, true and kind said...

Your blog has made me so happy this morning! Just yesterday I was wondering, 'What if someone did an updated version of an old, classic appliqué quilt using Kaffe Collective fabrics, for example?" Love your blocks! I have a couple of old appliqué projects -- barely started -- that I am thinking about revising with updated fabrics to give them a fresh, modern look. You have added fuel to my fire and I can't wait to get started. Plus, I couldn't agree more about the online quilting community. So much richer than I ever dreamed. I know other quilters, but few who know and love the same types of fabric, patterns, etc. that I do. I come online for kindred spirits and INSPIRATION! And I'm rarely disappointed. Long live quilting blogs and Flickr groups!

Karen said...

I'm needle-turning the CWBQ in reproduction fabric. I just love how you are doing yours in Kaffe fabric. Also, love the Sue Ross blocks.

YankeeQuilter said...

Your civil war bride fabric selections are wonderful!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

I've only done raw-edge so far. Needle turn seems like too much work/precision for me, though I would like to try it. It does make for a cleaner look.

Good luck with both of those! That CWBQ sure does have a lot of pieces... :)

Chookyblue...... said...

so are you going to do 2 of the next block............?

Rebecca said...

Love the cwb bom the fabrics just go with the design. I have enjopyed your blog and learnt things as well. Like how to make my needle turn sit better. Keep the good work up
Big Hugs
Bec

Cardygirl said...

Your CWBQ looks absolutely stunning...busy girl! Have you started MO 2 yet????

One Flew Over said...

You are such a talent Cathy!

Donnelly said...

I absolutely love everything you share with us! I can't even imagine starting something like what you are doing. You are such an inspiration for me! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day

Lurline said...

Well said from one of Blogland's Beautiful People, Cathy!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Dee said...

Looks awesome Cathy. I love the way you've used the Kaffe fabrics and especially the deep purple background. I am really looking forward to seeing this one come together!

comfortstitching said...

I find the whole online quilting scene fabulously engaging warm and friendly. Everyone is forever encouraging and helpful in any capacity and I feel I have grown so quickly as a quilter.
Yaay to technology!!!

Kim said...

Cathy I absolutely love your CWB! I'll be watching via the CWB Blog. I keep changing my mind about whether to tackle this quilt or not! For now, I'll just admire it from afar! :O)

Pat said...

Oh my goodness - your Civil War Bride Quilt blocks are gorgeous - you have stepped it up a notch!!!

Janet said...

I love your work. You take a traditional pattern and put your spin on it, making it even better. I wish I could take on your challenge but I'm already knee deep in the Mary Mannakee quilt. Love those spirals.

Claire said...

I discover this blog created around the civil war bride quilt , and I like your interpretation ... what a great idea the colored fabrics you chose ...
I am on the way to be tempted to do it !!!