Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Group Efforts

A finished top today, but not just by me... This was a group effort for Quilts for Leukemia (more info here). Blocks made by (from the upper left): Tanya in Japan; Joyce in Canada; Sue in the US; Heather in KS, USA; Katherine in Canada; Anne in the UK; Michelle in OK, USA; Caron in MN, USA; Bea in Germany; Anne in the UK; me; and Caron in MN, USA. (Please let me know if these links aren't correct - or if there's one I can add!)

To be totally honest, I think it's a bit busy! If I had it to do again, I'd put in some more white around the original blocks, but hopefully the quilting will help!

Another group effort update - in Irish Quilting Magazine! Back in the fall of 2007 I won a give-away on Kate's blog. A few months later, I wrote to Kate and asked her permission to use the blocks for a doll swap quilt for Sherry. And now the quilt has found its way into the issue #4 of the magazine! Thanks, Kate and Sherry!

4 comments:

Andrea said...

What cool collaborations! I loved working on my QFL block I contributed through an online challenge. Loved it! This one looks great. It can be tough to pull together so many different elements, huh? But I like your setting. Wonder how your "little more white" idea would change it. Hmmmmm....

Annika said...

Its really lovely! So beautiful with red/white quilts!

Clare said...

I don't think it's busy and I think a little bit more white would have been over the top.

Have I given you the address for the next person?

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Tanya said...

Ohh! How neat to see the block I sent you in this quilt! What a beauty it is turning out to be! Thank you so much for including my origami crane (which traditionally is made in paper with wishes for recovery).