Saturday, January 29, 2011

My first block and a "hello!"

Hello everyone! Many thanks to Sharon for allowing me to join the group. I have greatly enjoyed reading all the past blogs. The pictures and posts have been a source of great inspiration to me.
I have a great passion for applique (I loathe piecing!), and love old quilts and reproducing them. I also love chasing down the reproduction fabrics for my quilts, all of which is a bit of an anathema here in the UK! But with this quilt I am exploring new horizons, having been inspired by Edyta Sitar's quilts (Laundry Basket Quilts), where she mixes reproduction fabrics with batiks. Her quilts seem to take on a new dimension. So I decided to take up the challenge with her new fabric range, only problem is I am starting at the beginning where collecting batiks is now the challenge!
Above is my first block and my second should be finished by tonight - if all goes to plan!


  1. It is lovely! With Edyta for your inspiration your quilt is sure to be a beauty!!

  2. Your block is wonderful. I especially like your color choices.

  3. Welcome Fiona. What a great combination of fabrics. I'm prepping this block right now. Would you please post a link to your blog where you talk about seeing this quilt and show the pictures?

  4. Really pretty - so soft looking - I am also a fan of Edyta and her designs. Met her back at one of the Chicago Quilt Festivals and thought she was so gracious and soft spoken.

    Welcome to the group!