Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I've just passed the half way point with my Sylvia's Bridal Sampler blocks.

This section was template piecing. I have to confess that I only used templates for 3 of the 15 blocks.

The rest I did using paper piecing. I printed out the patterns from Electric Quilt 6. I've had it for over a year and this was the first time I've used it.

Just being able to print out the patterns made the purchase worth it.

Is it down hill from here?

Sunday, May 2, 2010

My Quilt Sister

As a kid, you and a friend might cut your fingers and put the cuts together and you became blood brothers or sisters?

Well, I've decided Cheri is my quilt sister now. Giving up a quilt is more painful than a little cut. We have both given each other quilts, so that makes us quilt siblings.

This is the quilt she gave me. Pinwheels and Posies. Isn't it a stunner!?

She was very tricky. She had me help her pick out the fabrics. Then when she finished piecing the quilt she had me help pick out the two border fabrics too. I kept asking her who was getting the quilt and I don't know if I ever got a straight answer.

Just this week, she called to see if she could come over and take pictures of her quilts. I didn't know it was mine until she had me check out the quilt label on it.

I guess it pays to be friends with quilters. Thanks Cheri!