Sunday, February 13, 2011

Friendship Quilt

Along with my dear friends Karen (BriarsideLane), Therese, Mary, and Lori, I am making a Sylvia's Bridal Quilt. Ours is more a Friendship Quilt as we get together to work on our blocks. We have given ourselves the goal of having our quilts finished by December 2011. Kind of like a Christmas gift to ourselves. :)

Sylvia's Bridal Quilt is inspired by the book "The Master Quilter". It is the sixth novel in the Elm Creek Quilts series by Jennifer Chiaverini. There are currently numerous online groups as well as in-person groups that meet to create their own versions of this beautiful quilt.

I have been collecting Thimbleberries Fabrics for several years now. I decided to make my quilt using these rich colors. They remind me of the Civil War era when women gathered around and stitched together while their men were at war. Their love and support for their men (brothers, fathers, husbands, and sons) as well as for one another as women is a guiding example for us all.
I'd like to share with you the first of my 140 blocks. (Please excuse the rough edges and dangling threads. None of the blocks have been squared-up yet.)
This is Block One: Mosiac #3.

Block 2 is Shoofly.

Block 3 is called Bright Hopes.

This is Block 5: Amethyst. I skipped Block 4, because it has applique and Karen is going to help me learn her technique of hand-applique. She does gorgeous work. :)
Will keep you posted as we stitch along on our quilts.
Tell me about what you're working on.
May God's hand touch you and your art. xoxo


  1. Denise, I don't even know where to begin! Your site is BEAUTIFUL, as are your children, and each and every project! I had no idea you were such a creative artist experienced in many areas. Thanks for taking the time to put this all together so that many may peruse and ENJOY!


  2. Off to a great start... I need to post mine! DUH! The plumbing problem that resulted from the "wicked winter weather" the first week of this month is turning into a major problem. I'll tell you about it when we meet... when are we meeting again? You know we are already behind schedule! ;-D

  3. Hi Denise! Love your fabric choices! :-) Have fun!