Thursday, 9 July 2009

Noahs Ark BOM

A few months ago I started Lynette Anderson's Noahs Ark free Block of the Month. I completed three blocks which can be viewed in previous posts and then had to put them to one side when I was doing my C&G pieces. Anyway they have come out again this week as part of the 'Free Summer of Quilting' and 'Finish Up Project'. There are a couple of blocks I am going to leave out and one I have changed but I am now on track to get this done.
When I looked in the bag I found that this lion block had been completed but never posted. I really enjoyed stitching this and I love the lioness with the heart on her chest!

When I showed these blocks to my friends on the City & Guilds course Anthea was really taken with them and has decided to make them as one of her summer projects. So we have challenged each other to get this completed by September and I promised I would post my progress on my blog!
While I am on the subject of Anthea, she does not have a blog (Yet!) but she is a follower of this one, so I am taking the liberty of showing two of her pieces which were on show in our end of year exhibition. She is a very talented and creative quilter and if you want to comment, feel free because she will read this!
This is Anthea's kite quilt - all the fabrics were dyed by her and she came up with this lovely way of grading the colours in her flying geese.
Her fish cushion is all hand stitched with clam shells, Anthea loves hand stitching and applique and I think her creativity really shines through in this piece.
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5 comments:

Artystitches said...

Love the cushion! i have no patience for hand stitching i have a quilt with half the binding on waiting to be hand stitched and i just can't get myself to do it lol,
Although i do cross stitch i have all the patience in the world for that for some reason.

Jude said...

Well done girl, hand stitching...yuk! I've not got the ..eyesight!!

blushing rose said...

How simply precious a design ... you did a beautiful job. TTFN ~Marydon

Nia said...

Anthea, your work is beautiful. I love the bright colours. The cushion must have taken ages to do, it is very special. If you start a blog I'd love to see some more of your work. Just get Janet to let us all know your address if you start one.

anthea said...

OMG I can't believe that you have my work on your site. I am writing after a bottle of wine so forgive me if I sound daft!!! I have done 9 of my Noah's ark blocks so far and will share them with you soon. Have you checked out Sue's web site all our stuff is on there. lookin 4ward 2 seein you in sept