Monday, February 28, 2011

Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilt

Every year on the third Saturday in March the National Quilting Association sponsors National Quilting Day.  This year it's coming up on Saturday, March 19th.  The theme they are putting out there this year is "Build Your Own Log Cabin" ~ there's even a free pattern available for download here on their website!

In honor of National Quilting Day, the Quiltsy Team on Etsy (which I'm a member of) has joined together in a fun promotion...The Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilt Project!  Members from the Quiltsy Team from all over are making their own version of a log cabin block, then sending it on to the next person in their assigned row.  The blocks, then the rows will all be sewn together to make one quilt made by many! 

The colors agreed on were blue and green.  I'm assigned the last leg of the North East member's row.  I'm still awaiting the rest of the row to arrive for me to add mine, but in the meantime her's a sneak peek of my block that I just made!

Another fun aspect is that people are taking pictures of their block in their part of the world before sending it off to join the rest of the quilt.  When I get a nice weather day here, I'll take a picture of my block (and my row when I receive it) in a couple of places in Maryland that are special to me.  Check out the Quiltsy Team Blog to see some of the other blocks that have been added and where the participants are from ~ so far there have been block sightings in Maine and Texas in the USA, and Canada and Israel...How cool is that!  I'll keep you posted on the Sisterhood as the quilt progresses :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn


Carol said...

How very fun! Can't wait to see the whole quilt.

FabricFascination said...

Wonderful block and fun project. The log cabin is one of my favorites.

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

such fun and a beautiful block! I can't wait until it gets to me!

Pat said...

Sounds like a really fun project and it is using my two favorite colors!!!