Hi everyone, for those of you who don't know me, my name is Linda (woozelmom) and I am kind of new to paper piecing. I was introduced to this way of making quilting blocks by my friend Jennifer (ofenjen) over at Fandom in Stitches.
Jennifer had started a block of the week called The Project of Doom or PoD for short. It was a paper pieced Harry Potter quilt and when all of the blocks were done and sewn together it made a fabulous book case with all of the books mentioned in the Harry Potter book series and some awesome magical objects as well. I wasn't sure if I was up to the challenge but I went for it anyway and it was one of the best experiences of my life :0)
I am telling you all of that to tell you this, Jennifer and her Fandom in Stitches Designers are presenting to you the As You Wish, a Princes Bride Quilt Along quilt.
Every two weeks, on Wednesdays between now and May 7, they will bring to you two patterns, one paper pieced and one hand embroidered, each designed by one of the Fandom in Stitches Designers. One will be a character from the Princess Bride and the other will be a quote from that character. When all of the blocks have been pieced and embroidered there will be a placement pattern given for the completed quilt top!!!!
Participants will be encouraged to share photos of their blocks so we can all "ohh and ahh" over the fabulousness (my favorite part is to see all of the blocks everyone is making) and if you post a picture of your completed blocks on the Fandom in Stitches Flickr group, your name will be added for a monthly drawing for a prize :0)
There is so much to say about this stitch along and The Fandom in Stitches website so please go and visit and read all about it http://www.fandominstitches.com/
So without further ado, the first set of blocks for As You Wish, A Princess Bride Quilt Along is Princess Buttercup herself and her quote block. Both are just wonderful. Please go and see them for yourself at Fandom in Stitches and join in today. Oh, and did I mention that all this crafty goodness is absolutely FREE!! Yup, I know, our day just got better didn't it ;0)