Our newest quilt booklet is finished and is available now. The booklet is inspired by the colors and shades of late summer/early autumn, and these two quilts are our favorites. Although one is pieced and the other is appliquéd, they look smashing together.
Barb and I made this quilt this summer for our local homeless organization, Community Link. It was quilted by Lori Kukuk from Lawrence, KS. Didn't she do a fabulous job? It is going to be auctioned off this October 1 to benefit homeless families. Everyone needs a home and I thought this quilt from our book Home Sweet Home was the perfect one to make for this benefit. Please e-mail Leah at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in making a bid. We would love for it to go to a good home!!!
Thank youEddie Landreth for taking me down memory land and giving me a morning's pleasure! Eddie sent these pictures of his latest quilt to me and gave permission to share them.
Eddie used the featured pattern from our book Garden Club to make his quilt. I went back through my files and took a look at our pattern again to compare his to mine. His use of the dark background really makes his applique elements shine. Makes me want to do this pattern again using his color way. His fabric choice is so appealing. Take a look at his quilting too, as he has a long arm machine and does his own quilting.
The theme of the book featured a group of women who had formed a garden club in Polk, Nebraska. My grandmother was one of them. Each block was named for a woman in the club. Above is a picture of some of the women and their meeting notes. I had forgotten I had so many of these pictures in my file. After finishing a book, I'm on to the next project. So it was nice to revisit the theme of this book and the patterns.
Many thanks Eddie!
Blackbird Designs is 18 years old this year. Barb Adams and Alma Allen began this company in 1999 to share our love of color, pattern and fiber. Our books and patterns are available at your local quilt and cross stitch shops. Blackbird Designs also has a line of fabric with Moda. Our fabric may be found at your local quilt shop. Join us here on our blog for our latest bird-brained ideas.