My Birthday Quilt

Posted Sunday, October 30th, 2011 in baby quilt, Quilting | Read More

I have been participating in a birthday block exchange on the Garden Web Quilting Forum this year. There are 13 people in the group. Each person chose the block pattern and fabrics they would like to receive and the list was sent to everyone in the group. We made a block each month and sent it to the birthday person. In October it was my turn to receive blocks.  I chose the block called “Road to California”. My fabric choices were any color 1930’s fabric with bleached muslin for the background.

I received 13 blocks  (one person made two blocks) and I made three more for a total of sixteen blocks. I arranged them to form five stars (can you find them?) and added a border.

The backing is bleached muslin to match the background fabric.

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Online Birthday Block Exchange-2010

Posted Friday, October 22nd, 2010 in Quilt Blocks, Quilting | Read More

This year I have been in  birthday block exchanges on two online quilting forums. The exchange at the Garden Web Quilting Forum has 13 members and we each receive 12 blocks on our birthdays. I have requested the same block from both forums so that I will have enough blocks to make a quilt. The other forum is called “The Other Room” and has eight members in the exchange.

These blocks are from the group called “Carolina Lilies” at the GW Quilting Forum. I received two blocks from one of the members but only show one in this picture.  It is a beautiful block and will definitely be used when I put the blocks from both forums together.

The blocks are on my design wall and I will rearrange  them when I receive the rest of the blocks.

The little yellow squares that you see on each block is a post-it with the name of the person who made the block.

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Carolina Lilies Birthday Blocks -May 2010

Posted Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 in Fabric Stash, Fabrics, Quilt Blocks, Quilt Shows, Websites | Read More

This block is called Nine Burr and the pattern can be found at Quilter’s Cache. The birthday gal requested a 12 inch block in the colors shown in the pattern. Bought the green fabrics at the quilt show in Chicago. The background fabric was from my stash.

The second block I made for May is another star. It is called Aunt Eliza’s Star or Ohio Star. I am sure it also has other names. The request was for a 12 inch block, any star pattern, any color. I used the red and blue fabrics from the R/W/B quilt that I finished last month.

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Carolina Lilies birthday block exchange

Posted Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 in Quilt Blocks, Quilting | Read More

I am in an online birthday block exchange called Carolina Lilies. I plan to take  pictures of the blocks that I make and post them here.

Most of the patterns we have chosen can be found at www.quilterscache.com

We have two January birthdays. The first blocks are called Friendship Scrap Block.

This block is called Ohio Star.

Each person in the exchange chooses the block, size, and colors they would like to get.

This is the block for the February birthday. The block name is London Square. I made two blocks because I had the two large triangles left over  and I wanted to use them.

The next block is for the March birthday. The block is called Dewey Dream. We could make this in either red or green with a white background.

The next block is for an April birthday. The name of the block is Aunt Eliza’s Star. The  recipient requested oranges and blues. The colors in the picture are  brighter than the actual block.

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