Friday, 4 November 2011

Friendship and other Blocks

In one of my quilt groups it's custom to make a friendship block for the leaving member. The person leaving chooses and prepares the background blocks for everyone as well as a few coordinated fabrics. Unfortunately we have to say good bye to two members very soon. That's definitely the downside of our "expat" life. Nothing stays the same; people come and people go and one has to adjust constantly to the new reality.

I also made my second block for Blogger's free BOM.  It was designed by Vicki Welch and you can find it here.

I think I like the combination of the soft blue with the red. I can't wait to see how it further unfolds.

I also found a lovely tutorial here via A Spoonful of Sugar for paper flowers and though I could make them into Christmas cards. 

I hope you were also enjoying a bit of sewing or crafting time this week.



expat quilter returns home said...

I love those little birds!!! Applique is still my favorite..
Are you already making Christmas cards? That's way too early......But they look pretty.
X Rose-Anne

Shirley said...

You are ahead of the game making your Christmas cards - I am always last minute. Love the pretty bird blocks and the combination of colours you have chosen for your blocks will make a beautiful quilt for sure.

Jessica said...

I love the bird blocks!
What a lovely idea and way to remember the quilting group!

Julimond said...

Deine Piepmätze sind ja wunderschön. Ich liebe Applikationen, obwohl ich in dem Thema noch ziemlich neu bin und noch übe.
Karten basteln, das nehme ich mir jedes Jahr vor....aber leider...

Na, vielleicht irgendwann.

liebe Grüße

Liz said...

Those paper flowers are so cute. I may make some Christmas cards this year. Thanks for sharing.

Hilde said...

More friendship blocks from your work table! I hope they make one for you as well!
Nice cards and link! XH

Kathy Drew said...

What a wonderful blog site. Your applique is stunning. I just love it. Thanks for sharing.

blauraute said...

Liebe Vreni,
Deine beiden Applikationsblöcke gefallen mir so gut, sie sind wunderschön. Du hast sehr schöne Stoffe für Deine Blöcke ausgesucht. Deine Weihnachtskarten sind Dir ausgesprochen gut gelungen, sicher werden sich die Empfänger sehr darüber freuen. Danke für den Link.
Vielen Dank auch für Deinen Kommentar. Ja, ich möchte den Wandbehang auf jeden Fall alsbald fertigstellen. Die letzte Stickerei habe ich mir schon aufgezeichnet.
Dir ein schönes Wochenende und liebe Grüße

Lynda said...

Your applique blocks are beautiful! I have yet to conquer applique. What a great way to remember quilting friends. I do love red and blue together.

Thimbleanna said...

You've been busy Vreni! I LOVE those cute little bird blocks -- what lucky girls...they'll have a beautiful remembrance of you. And like you, I like the soft blue with the red too!

Happy-Sonne said...

Liebe Vreni
Du bist ja immer soooo fleissig! Wunderschön, was Du da alles gewerkelt hast. Die Vögelchen sind ja allerliebst!
Eine wunderschöne Restwoche wünscht Dir Yvonne

Vickie said...

Vreni, you have been productive! :) I especially like the star BOM. And I agree, I love the soft blue with the red!! :) Nice choice.

Janet said...

Oh I love the idea of the flowers for cards, must try it. Your blocks look fabulous as usual Vreni.

Theodora quilts said...

Hi Vreni ! sorry to hear you are loosing two members I hope you get some new ones,the applique block is real pretty and the blue and red star blocks are real pretty also,you really get into all types of crafting the cards are so pretty.I hadn't blogged for a while ,the economic situation that has unfolded didn't help my spirits ,but I am trying hard to bounce back I wish a nice time crafting.xoxo theodora

*Stitches* said...

those birds are wonderful! i love applique, it's my favorite! Beautiful work!