For quite some time I have been admiring lots of red and green quilts I have seen on blogs and the Internet in general.
Recently I have been drawn to one in particular. Partly because the patterns are coming out as a block of the month, partly because it is an appliqued quilt, but mostly because of the story behind the original quilt. The Chester County Criswell Quilt was made in the 1850s in Pennsylvania as a wedding quilt. The blocks on this friendship quilt were all made by different people and all are appliqued signature blocks. The quilt now is in Australia and lives with the Great Great Grand daughter of the bride who the quilt was made for. (click on the link above and scroll down to read more about the quilt's history) Sharon is going to share photos of completed blocks on her blog.
I completed the first block last night.
The fabric in this block is from the Friendship collection. I used needleturn applique to stitch the block.
I plan to use different backgrounds for each block.
For the sake of completeness ( and my perfectionist tendencies!!), I remade one of my Blogger's BOM blocks. Thank you to Debbie for pointing out my "blooper"!!! I didn't notice until you pointed it out.
Here is the block with everything the right way around!
The sun is shining here. Spring is on its way!
Have a great day everyone!