Thursday, February 19, 2015


When I took up sewing again a few years back, I was so lucky to be included in a sewing group that meets every second Monday night to chat and catch up on each others sewing projects. 

I have made some wonderful new friends who inspire me every day and today I am so excited to show you some beautiful blocks that my sewing friend, Donna has made for her latest quilt 'Every Loving Deed' by Blue Willow Cottage.   You can find the pattern here.

The blocks are a combination of applique, embroidery and patchwork and each one has an inspirational quote or message of some kind.

Just love the little bees on this one.

Look at the embroidered climbing roses on this one - just exquisite!

Even the snowman looks happy.

How true are all the little messages.

Gorgeous quilt hanging out to dry

Another beautiful message, 

There is even a lovely lace cloth on this one.

Finally a summary of the lovely messages sewn in this one block.

The nine blocks will come together with borders that are embroidered with garlands of leaves and flowers (Donna is still working on these, as you can imagine, they take quite a long time).

I just love the  colors that she has chosen and her work is just beautifully done.  I could look at each block for hours and marvel at it.

Hope you liked her achievements as much as I did,  and I can't wait to see the finished quilt.


Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn oh these blocks are beautiful your friend is very clever,thankyou for sharing xx

Donna Spiller said...

Thanks Dawn, you rock. Love your work. I am very lucky to have you in my corner!
Did notice that I still have some stitching to do on the middle block...

Steffi said...

Liebe Dawn,
deine Blöckchen sind bezaubernd, da bei uns noch Winter ist, wirken sie auf mich, als ob der Winter vertrieben würde! Danke für den Link!
Liebe Grüße

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Dawn! These are just beautiful! What a talented friend you have!! Have a good weekend! :) xx

Deborah @Patchwork Atelier said...

Hi dear Dawn! Your friend is so talented, this blocks are very pretty!!!
Hugs, Deborah

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

That is one very nice quilt. I love it. What a treasure it will be. Yes, you could look at each block over and over again.

sigisart said...

Dear Dawn,
such lovely blocks and all of them are so precious and...true. I´m stitching the "sweet sentiments" Blocks by Natalie Bird having also such wonderful messages. A really heartwarming Quilt.
Hugs from cold europe

Fiona said...

the blocks are lovely... so much detail and beautifully done...

Kathy said...

Such cute little blocks! ☺ Got mail on Friday all the way from Australia; my Teddlywinks patterns! Now to get started on those.... Say "hi" to the Kangaroo's for me (from a distance I understand).

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