Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Blood, Blocks, and Blog-Aversary
Almost every culture in the world has its own vampire legend, and some date back thousands of years. Tales of the supernatural had been circulating in Romanian folklore for centuries when Irish writer Bram Stoker picked up the thread and spun it into a golden tale of ghoulishness “DRACULA” that has never been out of print since its first publication in 1897. To research his immortal tale, Stoker immersed himself in the history, lore and legends of Transylvania. Count Dracula, a fictional character in the Dracula novel, was inspired by one of the best-known figures of Romanian history, Vlad Dracula, nicknamed 'Vlad the Impaler', who was the ruler of Walachia at various times from 1456-1462.
This is the newest block for Paula Stoddard's 'Home Sweet Home'. All the blocks are still available if you are interested. Being only 4.5" blocks, they work up very fast.
And the next block for Shell's '12 of Hearts' BOM. Again, very quick blocks and all still available if you are interested.
The next block for Moose on the Porch FQ Star Quilt Along. Not sure I like the corner grey floral I chose - may change out with a solid grey as this is a man's quilt.
This week's blocks for Jo'sCrumb Block Quilt Along were free form log cabins. Love making these - we only needed to do 2, but I did up a dozen.
And these Spool blocks were done by Jen Dickson (PA). Love the rich earthy brown colors and she used a pattern from Quilter's Cache - a 12" block with Y-seams, that she changed sizing for the 6.5" block swap. Thank you Jen.
It is hard to believe that it will be a year on the 16th of October. It went so fast and I am so thankful for all my lovely followers. Never expected to grow so fast in this wonders of wonders "blogland". Keeping in the spirit of Halloween this month, I selected a 'StoneHenge' roll pack for my give away. To enter for the 'Stone Jewels', be a follower and tell me what your favorite Halloween costume was as a child. I will close the comments midnight Friday 21st and announce the winner Saturday (22nd) morning. **will ship international**
Q: What do you get if you cross a vampire and a mummy ?
A: Something you wouldn’t want to unwrap
PS - entered my Scrappy Half Log quilt in the Quilt Gallery weekly theme contest - 'Scrappy Again'