Thursday, March 13, 2014

Amy's Quilt Square

It's time for a monthly check in with Fiona's Friendship Quilt project.
During February, we created a quilt square to send to
Amy down under in Australia.

When we signed up for the Friendship Quilt block exchange we each specified the colors and textures we'd like to receive when our month rolled around. The first three blocks I created were specific to the recipient. I made a tea cup quilt square for Abi, a sailboat for Alexa, and a margarita glass for Alison. I figured the obvious would be to create a pear shape for Amy because she likes pears, but I just wasn't coming up with anything that I thought would look right with the colors she requested.



Amy had requested "seaside colors / washed / worn / cream / kraft / pale blue / denim." When I saw that denim was on her list, my mind went straight to a log cabin design. That probably only makes sense to me because when I was in high school I carried a purse that I had made from denim strips and stitched in a log cabin pattern. Man, I loved that bag!



So I went with the log cabin design in Amy's requested colors, and then I added the heart shape because I felt like it needed a little extra something. Plus I wanted to include some hand stitching on her piece...just because.




This has been such a fun project and I have loved creating these squares each month for my dear blog friends. There are 12 participants in this quilt square exchange, and every month we make a square for the next friend in line. I've also been making an identical square to keep for myself in order to add to the size of the finished quilt.

So far I've been thinking of this project one month and one square at a time, but now that my own stack is growing I'm starting to dream of the end result. Oooh it's going to be such an awesome friendship quilt!

The wheels in my mind are turning, thinking of the next square for March's recipient...

13 comments:

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

You have the knack of making perfect blocks for every one. Love your monthly updates. It's well past time I did a round up myself.

Susi said...

Lovely! Your friend will surely be happy when she receives it!

scrappyjacky said...

Amy is going to love this....perfect colours....and the heart is just such a lovely addition.

Sian said...

It's lovely :)

debs14 said...

It's just perfect!

Susan said...

What a great idea!

Margaret said...

What a neat project. I hope we will get to see the finished quilts.

Karen said...

I love seeing all the quilt squares that people have been making and cant wait to see the finished articles.

Lorraine said...

Very precious. What a fun project. I hope you post the finished pics of the finished quilt.

Ginger said...

Yes, it's lovely and lots of fun to see you sharing on IG :)

Beverly said...

I am so excited about this project and really excited since March is Beverly month lol Your squares have been spot on for each person. I'm doing duplicates as well but have an idea of a piece of art i want to do to go with the quilt.

Karen said...

Gorgeous! Every time I see one of these I wish I was a quilter.

Ruth said...

The handstitched heart adds the perfect personal touch ~ lovely.

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