I recently received a book called ‘Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler from Elm Creek Quilts’ by Jennifer Chiaverini. Many of you have probably heard about the Elm Creek Quilts Novels, I’m not sure how I missed these, but there was a wedding sampler quilt made for Sylvia’s wedding to her beloved Andrew. I was so intrigued about this quilt, and had read about it in a few places, so I decided to get the quilt book. (I know I never buy books!) hehe!
I think that this quilt is just beautiful! It is made up of 140 blocks, 6″ each. I decided that I am going to make this quilt, and I thought that it would be fun if others wanted to make it as well! Here is a little information about the book (this really is not a book review!):
Here is a peek at the blocks, and another one here:
And here is a sneak peak at the directions for the blocks, which are listed in alphabetical order, and numbered by placement in the quilt by row and column:
The blocks are made with templates, paper pieced and appliqued. I think that this would be a great way to learn some new techniques!
And here is a sample of some of the quilts that have been made in the past from the blocks in this book:
And here is the assembly directions and diagram. The book looks like it is easy to follow along.
I thought that this would be a fun project to make over a period of time (a long period of time!) Just a few blocks a month. You don’t have to make the entire quilt, there are several in the book that are made of just a few different blocks, lots of color combinations, and varying quilt sizes. It’s up to you!
If anyone would like to join in, let me know. What I plan on doing is posting the blocks in my sidebar, or perhaps set up a page, showing my progress. If others would like to participate or join in, I can set up a flickr group so that everyone can show off their blocks, and add a list of blogs (or if you don’t have a blog or website, just your name) in my sidebar of everyone participating.
I hope you’ll join me, it’s always more fun to sew something like this as a group!
Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy your day!