Thursday, September 16, 2010

sunshine

I finished 2 more Crowfoot blocks. One more and I'll have 25 made. They are so fun to make but I'm excited to be getting close to putting this top together.
We haven't seen much sunshine this week - it has been very rainy and overcast and I've been potty training my 2 year old so you know... I've had better weeks. So when Monica over at Diary of a Quilt Maven passed this award on to me it really made me smile. :0) Thanks Monica!
What a pretty blog button - I must figure out how to put it in my sidebar. I am supposed to choose 12 blogs to pass it along to but all my favorite, inspirational, quilty blogs are in my blogroll and I don't think I could choose only 12 of them.

I've had this book out from the library - WOW - what a great book!! So much inspiration! This book will get checked out on my card a lot.

I've been working on my first Civil War Bride block. It's taking awhile and I don't want to post it until it's done but I've been thinking about some blocks I want to design to replace some of the blocks in the pattern. I've been looking at applique quilts in this book and getting ideas. I think I'm going to give my bride a husband and 4 children (kind of like me only I guess it's been a few years since I've been a bride - lol) A couple of the kids could be sitting on a swing like in the center block below.
It was hard to get a clear picture of the block from the book - its a fabulously interesting quilt to look at - it must have been fun to applique. It's called The Burdick family Child's Centennial Album quilt.
I think there's lots of potential to personalize the "Bride" quilt and it will likely be an enjoyable project for years to come :0) Yeah it's going to take me years to applique all those leaves!
Happy Quilting!

12 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

I am a new follower - came via Diary of a Quilt Maven. I love your Crowfoot blocks! I look forward to seeing the completed project.

Barb said...

loving your crow feet blocks!
What a great quilt - and I agree, lots of opportunities to make it personal -

Teresa said...

I'm so excited about your plans to make the Civil War Bride your own - I sure did! I changed half of my blocks and called it "going rogue"!! LOL I knew my now-13-yr-old daughter would get this quilt one day and I wanted it to reflect herself and her family. I love the idea of incorporating your four children. It will be an heirloom in the making.

Nice crowfoot blocks - I look forward to seeing what you do with them!

Mary Lou Casada said...

Your quilts sparkle! I love your color choices. I so need to get out of my red/green/gold thing!
So glad to hear you are tackling the Civil War Bride! I have the pattern, trying to work up my nerve to start it (quilt guilt won't let me!). It and the Roseville applique quilt are hollering to me ("Make me! Make me! It's OK if it takes you a hundred years!!!") LOL. It'll be fabulous to see your color and your block choices!!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Carrie P. said...

beautiful blocks.
congrats on the award. You deserve it.
I am like you, can't pick just a few blogs.
I have seen some others personalize their civil war quilt. I am sure you will figure out ways to make it your own.

Janet said...

I love the crowsfoot blocks and I can't wait to see how you make the bride quilt your own.
Potty training fun, wow haven't done that in years but it all came back to me, good luck.

Dixie said...

Your crowsfoot blocks are great - you have such a great color sense. Love how you are going to personalize your Civil War Bride quilt. You may have to make four of them so all your children have one!!! I'm putting your seeds in the mail to you today so watch for them!

Crispy said...

WOW great projects Janet!! It will be fun watching how you personalize the CWD quilt over the years :0)

Crispy

Quiltbenaco said...

Molto, molto belli i tuoi lavori!
Ciaociao dall'Italia

Ann Champion said...

Your Crowfoot blocks are SO pretty..and soon the quilt will come together!
I like that you're personalizing the Civil War Bride quilt. It will be a family treasure.
Potty trianing..I had boys and tossed a couple of Cheerios in the toilet for them to aim at. Fun memories. :)

Marilyn Robertson said...

I am loving your Crowfoot blocks! They will make a fantastic quit!

MARCIE said...

You are so ambitious! Your Bride quilt will be sensational and your personalizing it is a great idea.