One of the best things I did in 2010 was participate in Sheridan’s Around the Block, Round 1.
The group of girls involved in this bee were an absolute inspiration and being new to quilting, I felt very lucky to be involved and to be able to contribute to all their quilts and end up with one of my own.
What I wasn’t prepared for was the completely awesome quilt that I would end up with.
It took over a year and needed to very special help of Donna but it was finally finished at the end of last year. Ididn’t work on it continuously and it was a slow process as I ‘ummed and ahhed’ over sashing, binding and quilting decisions. At the end, I was in awe of how fabulous it is.
Here are my original thoughts on the quilt and what I was trying to achieve. I am proud to say, I succeeded, 10 fold.
Of special note in my instructions is; I am excited about getting a wide variety of block types, each telling a little story on the quilt. This is what makes the quilt so special for me. Another special part of the quilt was that I had Spoonflower print up some fabric with my boys name on it and asked the girls to make sure there was a little bit of that fabric in every block. My little boy (now nearly 5 years old) still squeals with delight when he finds his name on a block.
So onto the photos:
And finally to all those fabulous ladies:
Sheridan, Donna, Helen, Lara, Becky, Louise, Bronwyn, MJ, Amy, Lyn, Rita, Kate, Rachel, Jan, Annie,
my heartfelt thanks for making this special quilt with me. I’m sorry it has taken me so long to recognise all your hard work.