The patterns for the quilt are in a Blackbird Designs book called "When the Cold Wind Blows". I am doing Alma's version of the quilt. I like how Barb and Alma each make their own versions of a pattern. I was attracted to the colors in Alma's version. Though I am not using all of the same fabrics, some are and others are similar to the originals used. The blocks are large. Twenty-eight inches square. Though the applique pieces are not small, I find it hard to line up everything on the block and get it in place similar to the original. I get tired of working on the quilt after doing a block, so I have only done three blocks. I have shown the first two blocks previously on my blog but will add in a picture so you can see what they look like.
I started the project in July of 2010 so I am a bit slow on this project. Six more blocks to go. At the rate I am going, it may be another couple years before I finish.