I made my first block for the Noah and Matilda Album Quilt. My block has a prim look with my fabric choices and this time I have done fusible applique with a machine buttonhole stitch. My fabrics are all from stash. I love the red and green blocks in the original quilt but have plans for two other quilts done in red and green. I look forward to seeing others making the quilt blocks and what fabrics they select.
Dawn of Collector With A Needle blog has the original 1851 quilt in her collection. I have borrowed the picture of the antique quilt from Dawn's blog so you can see what it looks like and the variety of block designs.
She is making the block designs available for download four at a time on a monthly basis. The price is very reasonable at $5.00 a set. Part way through the 12 month pattern release period, she will provide border patterns. What I like about the set up for purchasing is that you are not committed to all twelve months of patterns. I only purchase the sets I want and they will be available for a long time. I would think a person would want all but you have the option of less. And by being able to split the cost up over a period of time, no big outlay in one payment. As soon as my PayPal payment went through, the blocks were available to download and print out. So no waiting on the mailman.
Dawn is very interested in the history of quilts and their makers. She is researching the signatures and dates on the quilt. I look forward to learning more about the maker's of this quilt.
A busy day sewing for me so I am heading back to the machine.