Well, this year is going to just fly by! We are almost half-way through the month of April! We are having nice Spring weather and maybe it will be this way through May – would be nice. Yesterday I had the Radio Frequency treatments in the back. Technology has come a long way for those with post back surgeries, etc. It will take a few more days, but I am motivating and the leg pain is gone – of course when you kill the nerves the brain just doesn’t feel a thing! LOL.
Today I am going to post our progress so far with the CWB project. Yes, we are a little behind schedule, but we will catch up by May (maybe). So here we go – it is so interesting to see the differences in the quilt patterns. There are five (5) different versions of the original quilt:
Bird of Paradise Quilt Civil War Bride (Australian Version) Lost Boy Quilt (Barbara Korengold) (Scroll down to Quilt Number 4) and A Bountiful Life by Karen Mowery who passed away in 2013 from Breast Cancer and Folk Art in NYC Patricia Cox’s adaptation of the original quilt.
I am using the pattern A Bountiful Life along with changes by using bird patterns from Patricia Cox’s adaptation Folk Art NYC. My blocks will be 14″ x 14″ finished and I am using all Batiks for my quilt. I did not care for the “birds” in the original designs so I added Hummingbirds. The beaks are embroidered.
Cathy is using the pattern Lost Boy Quilt and decided to reduce the blocks to 10″ x 10″ finished. (Brave Lady)! You can see the difference it makes by reducing the pattern in her 2nd picture where she placed the original size apple next to her apple in her block for comparison. She is using Reproduction Fabrics and has not decided on which birds she will add to on the top 2 corners.
Jaydee is using the Australian version of Civil War Bride and had already started making the quilt before Cathy and I even dreamed of making this quilt. The Blocks are 11″ x 14″. She is definitely ahead of the game, but as we progress we will showcase her blocks along with ours. Heck – we may even catch up with her someday. LOL.
This is going to be a fun project, and very interesting as to how the different blocks turn out. As we work on the preparation of each block, each of us are adding/changing the pattern to personal preferences. This is what makes working on a quilt as detailed and technical so challenging and exciting. After all, it will end up each Quilter’s own personal quilt!
PS. I do not have Lynn’s full size pictures to post but as soon as I receive them I will update the post.