Sunday, June 6, 2010
"Afternoon Tea": a wall quilt
As promised on Friday....here is another quilt I have chosen to take from my quilt closet and offer for sale. I am very happy to have found a new home for "Roses on My Table" and it's new owner seems very pleased also. This is a really good thing!
I must tell you about this quilt. It's name is "Afternoon Tea." I am a huge fan of Barb Adams and Alma Allen, a wonderful duo who design and sell quilting books and cross-stitch patterns under the name "BlackBird Designs." Maybe you own some of their publications yourself. When I first found these two several years ago, I just went nuts over their designs and purchased quite a few of their books, the one with this quilt "Small Favorites for All Seasons," and another favorite "Home Sweet Home", being just two of them. I also have several of their cross-stitch publications. These girls are prolific, the books are really good and the pictures just make you want to go buy everything, or live in the rooms and yards shown in their photos. And, currently, they are celebrating their 10th anniversary! Happy Anniversary, Alma, Barb and Blackbird Designs!!!
Another thing you should know about their quilts is they are EASY to applique because
the pieces are quite large and they are great FUN. Coming from a person who loves to do little and tedious, I know what I am talking about...these are very low stress projects, with beautiful results. I know you will enjoy making the designs included in these publications.
If you are interested in making this quilt, or any of their other fantastic designs, here is their information:
Alma's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Their website: Blackbird Designs
Yesterday, when thinking about posting this quilt for sale, it occurred to me that I might need permission. So, very late last night, I emailed Alma explaining the situation. Whoever would have thought that very early this morning when I checked my email...there would be an answer from Alma. And, I have their permission to sell this quilt. I am so pleased. For your info....the quilt is approximately 36 inches square, completely hand-appliqued (needleturned method) and hand-quilted. (Although many in the books are made on a machine, if you prefer those methods.) If you are interested in my version of their quilt, please email me for the details. I would love to find a nice new home for this quilt also.
Hope your day is a beautiful one and the new week the same. Stay cool and take care, pat
PS. Just in case you want to ask (and people have!) ...I take one quilting stitch at a time....that's just the way it is...perhaps that obsessive/compulsive thing?