Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Signature quilt swap

Since I first found quilt block swaps in February, I have been well and thoroughly hooked. I'm signed up for the Disappearing 9-patch swap at Aunt Pitty Pat's, the Scrappy Christmas block at Modernjax, the Summer Mini Quilt swap at Quilter's Gallery, the Signature block swap at Cornbreadandbeans, and 2 swaps on Swap Bot. (Sorry, I'm still too new at this to know how to link to the blogs, but I'll learn how.) So, yesterday I went to the quilt shop to find the Civil War reproduction fabrics for the sig block. I've never used CW fabrics before, and I was really surprised at how beautiful they are. In the shop they seemed drab, but when I got them home, the colors just popped. Aren't they gorgeous?

I think they'll make a beautiful quilt. The swap is for 70 blocks, which will be a good beginning for a quilt. After getting such beautiful treasures, imagine my surprise to find a package for me when we got home. It's a gorgeous mini quilt from the Spring Mini Quilt swap. Isn't it beautiful? It was made for me by Bonnie at Bonnie's Bits and Pieces, and I have found the perfect place to display it. In addition to the quilt, she also sent 2 pieces of wonderful fabric. I'm already planning how to use them.


7 comments:

blushing rose said...

Welcome to our world! Hope you join in on all the wonderful bloggers posts. Pop over & visit for a bit. TTFN ~Marydon

Pat said...

Hi...I'm glad to find your blog (found it from Tonya). She told me you helped me get all 50 states to visit my blog a few weeks back and I wanted to thank you. I will sign on as a follower now, too.

tango's trash & treasures said...

Hi Cecelia
Tonya sent me over to see your new blog! Looks nice & your new mini quilt is just beautiful!!

True Blue Nana said...

I came from Tonya's blog. I have not used Civil War repos either. I really like thing with more color. We have lots in common, I have two sons and a daughter and two grandsons. I am a retired educator. Looking forward to following your blog.

Needled Mom said...

I'm here from Tonya as well. Welcome to blogging!

Like you, I haven't worked much in the CW fabrics and am also in the swap. I'm looking forward to it.

The spring quilt is lovely.

scrappy quilter said...

I'm here from Tonya's blog as well. Welcome to blogging. You already have a wonderful blog. I'll definitely be back visiting.

Patty said...

I came from Tonya's blog. Welcome. I have muse civil war fabrics love the color but lately I've been intersted in bright color. Looks like you've been very busy!