Hello dear friends! I have a story with a book, bird and patchwork!
This story began in spring when a friend gave me this book knowing that I’m a quilter. All the summer I was thinking and slowly reading the book. I wanted to share this book with other quilters with a fun way – but how?
In that time Judith from ‘Just Jude’ had sent to me wonderful packet with yarn to help my turquoise project and a beautiful charm pack! We were ‘talking’ this and that and I thought to ask her opinion about my ideas. She thought it was good idea and I thought she could be the first stop of this journey.
A bird had been some where in my mind for a long time and this project was perfect for a bird. The block you see on the cover of this book is ‘Flying Bird’. I didn’t make exactly same blocks but still triangles – my favourites!
Finally I collected my thoughts and ideas and ended up with this: I send this book to one quilter-blogger friend with something I have made. She will keep that I have made, reads the book, sews something and sends again the book with something sews to an other friend. I made the bird because of the block’s name and because I thought that it will fly to a new home … over cities, villages, fields, lakes …
I was happy to have this little bird in my garden …
This was a first bird I made and I guess I was too excited to remember that we have to trim the squares from all sides! Now it hurts me to see those unmatching points – but perhaps they could be bird’s feathers.
Because I had an idea that Judith likes purple I was brave enough to use that colour for the binding and I love it! I missed the bird when it flew away and you know how the story continues … I’m still making more birds! The little bird has arrived to her new home and one day I hope to hear where else the book travels. At the end of the book there is a list where every ‘stop’ can add their name. I hope they also send me an email so that I can tell you about this book’s journey.
I’m so sorry that I was able to send this only to one friend, but I do hope you like my idea and perhaps send an other book for a journey around the world! I didn’t name this post Quilter’s Travelling Book, because this could be any book.
Before I got this book, I had been thinking how great it would be to have a book swap so that when you/me receives one book, she sends one book the the ‘first’ sender (any book she likes to give), reads this ‘new’ book and sends it to the next reader.
‘The Lost Quilter’ by Jennifer Chiaverini is for quilters so for this book ‘swap-hop’ it was nice to add something we sew. This is not real blog hop, because every one can read the book as quickly or slowly as they like and find time. I hope that this book travels around the world and visits many quilters!
Καλο ταξιδι! Good Journey! Bon Voage! Hyvaa Matkaa! (Finnish) …. help me, do you know more?!
God Tur (Norwegian)! Goede Reis! (Dutch)
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Thank you so much for your amazing comments on my last post about ‘The Quiltmaker’s Gift’. I have been so touched to read your thoughts! Have a wonderful week and I hope to see you soon!