Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A very late Christmas gift…

Finished at last. I started making a gift for my friend Carole in the USA, and because it was the weekend I started machine quilting it in a thread I wasn’t so keen on, but thought it would be O.K. Well, it wasn’t. I did half of it, put it to one side, and kept looking at it over the next week or so. DH bless him said it was fine, but what would he know.LOL! The colour was wrong, and when something annoys you like that, its very hard to pick it up again. I then decided the only way was to unpick it – what a job!!  Anyway now its finished and I am about to wrap it up and post it to her. ( hope she doesn’t read this before she gets it)
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I have also finished another Civil War Block and I am very chuffed to say that Barbara Brackman  - http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/wrote and asked permission to insert one of my blocks in her up and coming book.
A lot of photos of the CW Blocks are featured here
http://flickr.com/groups/civilwarquilts.2011/

Below is the block Barbara requested.

Block 36 Kentucky Crossroads

Below is a block I have just finished
#43 The Right Hand of Friendship

Civil War Block # 43  Right Hand of Friendship
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7 comments:

Linda said...

Wowee! What an honor to be sought by Barbara Brackman! Your quilt block is beautiful, so it's certain Ms. Brackman has excellent taste. Very well done, Sue. You can be right proud of yourself! Congratulations.

Frances Leate said...

Your quilt block is beautiful Sue and I will look forward to seeing it in the book when published. Take care.

Merilyn said...

Congratulations Sue! on having one of your blocks selected for Barbara's new publication!!!
It is indeed an honour and will be great to see it in the book itself!!
You're doing well with your catch-up blocks too!!

Pip said...

You must be pleased with that, I'm going to be looking out for the book when it comes out sometime in the middle of the year I think. Don't envy you unpicking all that quilting, at least you only had half to unpick :)

Julie said...

That is sure a honour and I can just imagine you pleased you are about it. Your work is beautiful and it doesn't surprise me in the least. That fact that you unpicked your quilting to get it right shows your dedication to your craft! Congratulations Suzie

LuAnn said...

It's a beautiful table runner, and congratulations on having one of your blocks in Barbara Brackman's book. That's great!

pinewood said...

Well done, love the block and the table runner is really lovely.