Some of you may remember that I have been talking to and working with my aunts and other female relatives on making a heritage quilt. I have forever been surrounded by guys and I really wanted something to help represent the women in my family even though I don’t live by any of them. So almost all of my aunts, my grandma, mom, and sister in law are all making one quilt block and sending it to me, I will then put them all together in one big quilt.
When I get one in the mail I get so excited, it’s like Christmas! So far I’ve received three quilt blocks and I wanted to share them with ya’ll since they bring me so much joy! I am so impressed with these women, their talent, and willingness to do this project, I had no idea that so many of them would be willing to participate. Thank you ladies!
My Grandma’s block represents a flower since she loves gardening and her flowers:
My Aunt Mary’s block, the small hearts represent her and the daughters who helped her sew it. The big heart in the middle represents their love for me, which I think is really sweet.
My sister in law Tammy’s block represents the US flag, which makes sense because my brother is in the Marine CORPS and we are a very patriotic family.
Now I’ve changed my idea for the extra blocks to make this a large quilt, I think I want to do this quilt block around the outside of the quilt, signifying how we are all linked together.
I found the chain block in this book Shape Workshop for Quilters, and I am really loving how the book breaks down the patterns.
Unfortunately I have no idea what I am going to do for my quilt block. Hmmm. I asked that my awesome relatives just send me their blocks by March 2013, so I will be updating periodically and hopefully by March I’ll also have my quilt block finished!