Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Sister's Choice

Thank you to everyone for your lovely welcome into the Stash Quilts ring. I have already met the loveliest people, and look forward to getting to know you better. Also, thank you to Judy for making it happen so quickly!

Today I thought I'd share a quilt which is definitely from the 'Stash' category, and it's from two people's stash!

My wonderful friend Linda from San Jose and I often work on projects together, and this is my version of our Sister's Choice quilt that we made together. We each made a series of blocks, and sent each other half of the ones we made over time. At the end we each had made 100 blocks, and I had 50 that she made, and 50 that I made, and she had the same. My quilt has finished at 100" square, so I decided for something different I would not add borders, so this picture is on my dining room floor just prior to basting. I had to move all the furniture out. If you look really carefully, you can see the corner of my Dear Jane quilt hanging on the wall in the background!

This quilt of course is from Bonnie's website, and the only difference from the one Bonnie made is that we made the star points blue rather than green. All the fabrics were from our scraps/small stash. I think we started in 2004 (it could have even been 2003), and I finished quilting mine last year. I set my blocks so that each alternate block is mine, and then Linda's. All our individual blocks end up in diagonal rows. It's the only way that I can definitely tell who's block is who's. We have such similar tastes in fabric that it's often impossible to tell any other way!

Linda's quilt was on her bed when I visited in April/May (so she tells me) and I kept forgetting to go into her room and have a look at it! I could just kick myself! So, I will have to wait now until next time I visit to see Linda's quilt in person.

15 comments:

quiltpixie said...

what a wonderful project to have done with your sister

Bonnie said...

Wow - that's one gorgeous quilt! My sister and I did an exchange one year and I treausre that quilt because since then she has had two strokes and is unable to sew. Having your sister share your quilt passion is wonderful.

ForestJane said...

That looks really nice! I have a soft spot in my heart for scrappy quilts. :)

Gail said...

Oh that quilt is fabulous! I love it- another one for the 'to do list'. I like the blue points. Welcome to the group.

Vicky said...

This is a dynamite quilt! What a wonderful friendship you have!

computerpeach said...

wonderful quilt! how fun to work with a friend on a project like that!

The Calico Cat said...

Welcome to the ring! I love that quilt (it is on my to do list - along with a few others of Bonnie's patterns)! It turned out nice as a two person quilt!

I was going to guess that you were from Tasmania from your name... Adelaide isn't too far from Tazzie!

(I was recently in Australia for my honeymoon - Cairns, Sydney & Melbourne. I am blogging about it now...)

Lisa D. said...

Your quilts are just great, Tazzie! I especially love the Seeing Stars baby quilt and this Sister's Choice quilt. Wonderful!

Judith said...

That really looks beautifull.

Linda_J said...

Wow, didn't that quilt turn out well! Good thing you didn't put borders on it as it is large enough without the extra 10 -12 inches all around.

Finn said...

It look absolutely fabulour Tazzie!! It's a favorite pattern of mine anyway, and that plus scraps and done with a friend...doesn't get much better than that. It's very, very lovely!!

Hanne said...

Lovely quilt :-) I am in fact doing a Dear Jane swap with my friend in Canada the way you do with your friend - how cool.

tami said...

Welcome to the group. The Sister's Choice is beautiful. Nice to have a friend to do things like that with.
I am happy to see you are from Adelaide Australia. My husband is looking into a job and we might be moving there for 2 to 3 years. If it happens I will have to pick your brain on where all the best quilt shops are. :o)

Mary said...

Very pretty - I love scrappy quilts.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Great scrappy quilt! And, how fun to have a quilty friend!

Cheers!

Evelyn

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