One of the most inventive blocks we’ve ever selected for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks is My Easter Dress, designed by Sonja Callaghan and appearing in 100 Blocks Volume 3. Sonja has since designed several quilts for us and we’re always delighted with her playful sense of whimsy.
Late last year we learned of a small group of quilters from Louisiana who were using this block for a group quilt.
We asked if they’d be willing to share their blocks and their finished My Easter Dress quilt with Quilty Pleasures readers.
These are the happy results, just in time for Easter 2012.
The group meets at member Melissa’s home in Moss Bluff, Louisiana.
In addition to Moss Bluff, the members are from West Lake, Sulphur and Lake Charles, Louisiana.
They call themselves the Stitch Cackle Quilt Circle.
Each person made her own version of the block, on which her name was embroidered.
Aren’t these just so much fun?! I love Cathy’s rickrack! And the little Mary Janes in so many lovely colors!
The blocks were joined into one quilt, which will hang in the group’s “quilting room” at Melissa’s house.
It just makes me happy to look at these women. Imagine the friendships they have built.
What a great block. What a fun quilt! What great inspiration to share your passion for quilting with other like-minded people.
Many thanks to the Louisiana ladies for sharing their work with us. And a very Happy Easter from Quiltmaker!