This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue to have coffee...sip a glass of a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sylvia's Bridal Sampler

From my Sonoma Rose Pin

To my Sonoma Rose book

autographed by Jennifer Chiaverini of The Elm Creek book series

of which I have all so far (I think)

Plus Sylvia's Bridal Sampler

I was reading at Fiona's Blog BubzRugz that she had started Sylvia's Bridal Sampler Quilt and thought 'I think I've got that book too'
so ferreted around late one night, found it and got all excited to use my collection of 
Civil War and Reproduction Fabrics

Within a few days I had made up Chimneys & Cornerstones using mainly the Fabric Collections for a Cause - Hope, and Love along with the bottom centrepiece which (I think) is Mountain Creek Quilt Museum 1850 for Blue Hill Fabrics

I'm also lucky to have these two fabrics, Elm Creek Quilts - Gerda's Collection
 by Jennifer Chiaverini for Red Rooster Fabrics
These were bought a few years ago in Numeralla whereby a lady was selling her Mother's Collection of fabrics which filled a 2 or 3 bedroom house!!!

Maybe this was all meant to be
But I had no idea it would be now
6 and a half weeks before my Paris/Latvia trip about a distraction!!!!!!!

Never mind, my plan is 1 block a week and at this rate it will take me 2 years and 8 months but I reckon it will be closer to 3............

So let the sewing begin
To see updates of the other gals' blocks visit Fiona

Happy Sewing and in my case add Happy Packing and Getting Ready for my Trip

Dzintra xo


Rachaeldaisy said...

This will be a wonderful slow project to work on over the next couple of years, and fun to sew along with Fiona. The blocks you make in the next 6 weeks will have thoughts of Paris and Latvia stitched into them.

kiwikid said...

Love your fabrics and block...they will look stunning!! You have a great book collection...I haven't seen the Somana Rose book, will have to go look for it!! Have a great trip!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dzintra,wow this quilt is going to be amazing my friend,I look forward to watching your progress,oh not long now till Paris ,woo hoo xx

Chookyblue...... said...

goodluck and it is going to be beautiful............

Fiona said...

I love all your fabrics... it is going to be great and I'm so pleased we are working on ours together.... I haven't read all her books but quite a few... how fun you have one signed by her

Diane-crewe said...

it doesn't matter how long it takes .. as long as you are happy with it ... and it looks great so far x The weather here is bright sunny and hot (to us anyway! lol x)... so hopefully it will stay that way for when you get here xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet friend! Internet problems early morning have set me back a bit, but I am enjoying every scroll of your share today. AND PARIS is only 6.5 weeks away? I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

Nat Palaskas said...

What fun with the Alm Creek sampler blocks. I can see you adding some Paris/French fabric into it after your returned! Love you new haircut BTW!

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