Thursday, April 24, 2008

Story of the Friendship Quilt

I've wanted to post this quilt for some time because it's one of my favorite projects that my friends and I did several years ago. We had been meeting as a group for nearly three years when we decided it would be fun to do a block exchange. As a group we decided on a quilt theme and the color palette we wanted to use.

So, we got twelve of us to commit to making the twelve blocks each and then we set a date that we all thought we could finish it by. It was really fun when we finally got together to exchange the blocks. We had a couple of stragglers in the end but we ALL got them done! It was a really great accomplishment as a group to finish this kind of project!

After the block exchange I was so excited to sew the blocks together that I finished my quilt right away and it's been hanging on my sewing room wall for many years now. I get to look at it often and I'm reminded of the special times we shared as friends and how much quilting has brought us together.

Here are close-ups of some of the blocks. Blogger wouldn't let me upload the rest of the block pictures. I will try to add the other blocks later.

This block was made by Jean S.

This block was made by Diana M.

This block was made by Sandy H.

This block was made by me, Kim W.

This block was made by Rae Ann N.


Jo-Anne said...

Oh my gosh--this quilt is SO cute! I love it! What a great idea. How lucky you are to have such a fun bunch of friends.
Do you machine quilt your own quilts?? They are lovely.
Happy sewing,

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You've got a great group of girls to work with there. What a great memory. Love it.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I sure hope you went to quilts tonight because I missed. I hope you went and took your camera!

bingo~bonnie said...

what an acomplishment indeed - your friends did a great job with all of your blocks! I love the thoughts put into them to make them special.

I jsut recently discoved a new LOVE for redwork. :) I'm addicted!