(Picture of pattern from http://www.acornquiltandgiftcompany.com)
I saw this quilt pattern start to pop up in blogland in late August. Designed by Brenda Riddle and available online at her shop, Acorn Quilt and Gift Company, the little quilt has everything I love...it's small ( 24" x 28.5"), has lots of cute stitcheries (9), has teeny, tiny nine-patches (4) and checkerboards for the sashing and borders. Who could not fall in love with this little treasure?
In fact, so many people did fall in love with it, that a blog was started by Jenny and Kathy at Stitching Betsy's Closet. They wanted to chronicle their journey making this quilt and invited folks like me to register with them and share their experiences and pictures of their blocks on the Stitching Betsy's Closet blog. It is so much fun to see the blocks posted and to see such a variety of colours and versions being done by so many quilters across the globe. The blog was started in August 2012 and will run until July 2013...lots of time for me to finish!
I have a couple of blocks done so far...
Block 2: Sunday Dress
The blocks are slightly addictive, just saying...
Staying with my "block" theme, I decided to catch up on some of Barbara Brackman's Grandmother's Choice blocks over Christmas. It' s funny how time flies when doing a block of the week. I've already done 17 weeks worth of blocks! Here are my last few...
I'm really enjoying these blocks. There is a flickr page set up with 311 members so I can post my blocks there and see what other people are doing. Check it out HERE.
Over Christmas I decided to treat myself (it's all about me!) with a gift of a printed book of my blog. My first post was published on September 26, 2010, so I arranged for the book to be printed from the beginning post until my post on November 14, 2012.
This is what arrived the other day...
a soft-covered 292 page book chronicling my
and the back cover...
I'm so glad I did this...it is so quick and easy to look back at the last fourteen months. Now I know where my time has gone!
And speaking of time, I've got to run, but before I go, I want to share with you what I see out my front door these days...our mugo pines are adorned with snow...lots of it!
The view up the street yesterday morning...
It's a great day for quilting!