Friday, April 15, 2011

Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilt Progress

Remember a while back when I told you about The Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilt project?  (You can read back on it here in this post. )  Basically, members from my Quiltsy Team on Etsy, in honor of National Quilting Day in March, started making their own versions 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!  Well, the traveling quilt blocks are getting around, and I've received the North East Row in progress, and attached my block there to the bottom to complete it and she's ready to ship on to become a quilt!

But first to show a little corner of Maryland USA, and our home town where our humble little block originates, we snapped a couple of pictures in favorite places.  Here Heather was humoring me and posing with my block :)

We live in Savage Maryland, a little historic town located half way between Baltimore MD  and Washington DC.  Heather is standing on the Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge that spans the Little Patuxent River.  It was built in 1869 and is the sole surviving example in the world of the bridge system invented by Wendall Bollman in 1850, these were the first bridges built entirely of iron.  The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad used this and at one time there were 100 of them through out the United States.

The bridge was used to connect a spur to the Savage Cotton Mill which you can see across the river in the background in the photo (you can click on the photos to see a more close up view).   Savage Mill is still open today, but not as a manufacturing plant making cotton duck any more, but as a really cool retail facility with unique shops, antiques and artists.  The quilt shop where I worked, And Sew It Goes is located in the mill.  If you ever get the chance to visit Maryland, check it out ~ it's very centrally located right off the Interstate 95 corridor, and makes for a great day trip!

And of course I had to take a picture of our completed North East row in my favorite place on the planet ~ out in my garden near my Wishing Well.  Not much is going on in the garden just yet, only a few little things poking up, but the Wishing Well picture here on my website has a better garden shot.  Nothing says "Spring Water Designs" to me better than that :)

The NE row was made by:
Another Ghost Quilts  in Maine
With Hugs n Stitches in Massachusetts
Uniquely Nancy in Connecticut
Rooee in New York 
Ice Purple Penguin in New York
Handmade by Giovanna in New Jersey
Me  in Maryland

Anns Quilts n Stuff   in Oklahoma will put the rows together
Whimbrella in Texas coordinated the whole project


Thanks everyone!

You can check out the Quiltsy Team Blog for more adventures of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilt!

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

5 comments:

rooee said...

Great blog Dawn! It is nice to see our NE row finished at last and it is awesome!! I think my block is the fourth one along from yours.
Love your wishing well by the way. :)

Terry Aske said...

Great post! It's great to see a completed row. The blocks look awesome all together, and I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

kayleighinstitches said...

Oooh that's such a beautiful selection of square and what a fabulous way to make such a meaningful quilt. Love it!

DownHome Designs said...

Interesting story about your home town. Your row looks great! I finished my block a couple of days ago. Still have to make pics and get our row sent off to join the others. Can't wait to see the finished quilt! Great job on the blog post AND on your block!

Kathy Kinsella said...

It's so great to see your completed row!!! It is going to be a great quilt. Thanks for posting.