MailBox wreathsGlenda's Quilt 28" X 38" Maria's Quilt 30" X 40"
Our Wreaths are all dressed up for the holiday season and are ready to go – to your mailbox!
Maria chose to use eight different Japanese taupe "white" fabrics, combining prints and yarn dyes for the backgrounds of her quilt and greens and reds in prints and yarn dyes from Japan for the wreaths.
I chose to make my quilt with softer shades of the traditional red & green. I’ve designed “chunkier” folk art versions of 4 traditional Baltimore Album blocks, and combined them with Maria’s pieced designs (with a couple little add-ons).
This 5 week series will begin October 15 and will run through December 10.
Now the details:How to join: First, decide which quilt you would like to make. The pictures below show our finished quilts. If you choose to make my quilt you will receive the individual block designs as shown and my Hand Dyed Sueded Cottons for the duration of the series. If you choose to make Maria's quilt you will receive the block designs as she made them and her Japanese Taupe fabrics
.How long is the series? The series is 5 weeks. The first week you will receive the fabric and any embellishments used, plus instructions to make the first 2 blocks-(the blocks may not be in numerical order.) Each week for the next 3 weeks you will continue to receive 2 block patterns, fabric, and embellishments (if they are used). On the fifth week, you will receive the border and binding fabrics along with the complete instructions on how to assemble your puzzle quilt. And as a BONUS we will include a special gift--you're going to love it!
How much to join: The cost for weeks 1-4 will be $18.00 plus $3.00 shipping per week – you will be charged weekly. The fifth week is on us! Are you ready? Have you decided which version you would like to make? Click on Maria's quilt to send you to Pinwheels for her Japanese Taupe version – OR – click on my quilt to send you to Liberty Homestead to sign up for my Hand Dyed Sueded Cotton version.
Here we go--Have Fun!
Glenda's Fabric Hand Dyed Sueded Cottons
My 100% cotton fabrics have a wonderful, soft texture and a depth of color and subtle shading only achieved in hand dyeing. The wide range of colors and gradation packs give you an unlimited supply of inspiration and possibilities! It’s to DYE for!
Maria's Fabric Japanese Taupe Fabric
Taupe is a unique fabric most popular among Japanese quilters. The delicate gradation of colors and muted hues gracefully blend two or more color families to create Taupe Prints. Taupe Yarn Dyes are woven fabrics with subtle color and textures created by Japan’s age-old fabric weaving skills and taste.
MailBox Wreaths Week 1 Blocks
Here are the first two Wreaths. Glenda designed Block 2 and Maria designed Block 3 .
We both took liberties with our blocks.
Glenda's Block 2
Glenda's Block 3
Maria's Block 2
Maria's Block 3
MailBox Wreaths Week 2 Blocks
Here are the first two Wreaths. Maria designed Block 1 and Glenda designed Block 6.
Maria took liberties with Block 6.