Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Something to Tweet about

 In 2011 Erin Russek of One Piece at a time shared her My Tweets BOM patterns for free.  During 2011 the monthly blocks were free for the entire year but to finish the quilt quilters needed to purchase the center block at a very reasonable price.  How could I not make this quilt, it was love at first sight.  I quickly gathered my fabrics and began the My Tweets journey.   Well here we are 5 years later and I just finished hand stitching my center block. 

Each block is unique and with a few repeat applique pieces in the blocks.  Erin made my first attempt at hand applique so much easier with her helpful tips along the way.  You can find her applique lessons here.  

 For those of you that have followed me for a long time you know how much I dislike the color purple.  In this quilt it just works, I couldn't change Erin's choice in colors.

But in true Lea Anne style I CAN NOT stick with a pattern.   Block 10 was changed to suit me.  It's top right in the picture below.

Below is Erin's Block 10.   Absolutely adorable.  

Now I need to get started on the borders.  This is half of one side.  Another 5 years?  Lets hope not!

If you'd like to make the My Tweets quilt you can find the pattern here, it's no longer free but it's still a really good price for an applique pattern.   Erin is also working on a current block of the month Chocolate Bon Bons.  Below is the current free block.   You can find out more information on her blog One Piece at a Time.  Take a look around her blog she's giving some sneak peaks about next years BOM, it going to be pieced blocks with some applique, and you never know when she'll throw in some embroidery.

Take a look at this cutie below called Be Happy.  All of the the blocks below are still available for free on her blog here and here for the borders.  All but the center block, you'll need to purchase it here.   

Erin started out as a quilt blogger and quickly caught the eye of the quilt world.  She now works for Mcalls quilting.  I'm sure you've seen some of her patterns in there magazine.  Below is one of my favorite magazine quilt patterns, Miss Kyra.

Hope you found something today to Tweet about or make you do Happy Dance!

~Lea Anne~

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  1. Your quilt is amazing!! You are right, the purple works in the color scheme. Thank you for the links.

  2. Wow! Lovely blocks, and I can see why it took five years. Then I saw the border. Going to have to muster up a lot of determination to get that done! Thanks so much for sharing on Midweek Makers

  3. They look like paintings. So beautiful.


  4. Bravo! It's gorgeous! This pattern called my name, too, and I have it, but I stunk at prepping the appliqués, so never got very far with it. I have Miss Kyra, too. I think she sold it as a fundraiser way back when. Haven't made that, either! But after seeing your, and how beautiful it turned out, I might just have to give at least Miss Kyra a go! XO

  5. Don't feel bad, I finished mine this year in April

  6. Beautiful blocks! It was worth the wait. Hopefully the borders won't take as long.

  7. Oh, I remember this one! I didn't even try, so don't worry about the 5 years.

  8. wonderful work the border design looks great too, hope to see it completed in less than 5 years

  9. Your blocks are gorgeous, and isn't great to say that you have made such a gorgeous applique quilt?

  10. I check on your blog every day not only for your post but to follow some of the Blogs on your list. This week every time I see the colors of this quilt you have posted I just smile...Love the colors and what you are making.

  11. I just have to tell you that I looooovvvveee your quilt love the colors, just love it all.....

  12. I love hand stitching and most generally have something I can pick up and do whenever I have a moment. Have never done an applique quilt the hand-stitched way but it's on my bucket list.

  13. Wow! What a gorgeous work in progress!! You are so talented and patient!!


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