Tuesday, May 03, 2011

May Freebie! Crosses of Ryan & Tarah BOM Block 1

Our apologies for the delay. Mom had this all done on time and I just couldn't get the time in front of my computer to get it all loaded. Amazing what an out of town for 2 weeks hubby and sudden upheaval in your daily routines can do to you!

This month we are kicking off the first of 12 blocks in our first BOM. "Crosses of Ryan and Tarah" will be a series of 12 embroidered elegant cross designs, finished into a beautiful quilt top.

Our inspiration for this piece comes from my older brother, my mother's oldest son, Ryan, and his wife, Tarah, who have been married since 1989. They were junior high and high school sweethearts, marrying right after graduation. They have 5 children, my nieces Autumn, Summer, Winter, and Spring, and my nephew, Christian (aka "Goob").  (Yes, those really are their names!) This past fall, Autumn and her husband celebrated the birth of their first child, and my brother became a grandpa at age 40. (and yes, we love to tease him for that!) Through the years, Ryan and Tarah have been a living testament of a Godly marriage for all who know them. It seemed only fitting to celebrate that with this theme. Faith has certainly been a cornerstone of their family.  

We hope you enjoy our latest project and continue to follow us in the coming months!





You can download Block 1 HERE

11 comments:

Hazel said...

These are beautiful , can't wait to get started ,thank you .

Angela said...

SO beautiful! Thank you for the pattern! I can't wait to get started on this!

1foxiegrannie said...

I cannot thank you enough for providing this awfully gorgeous BOM for us to work so freely of charge :) You my dear lady are a gem.

Carol said...

Simply gorgeous! Thank you for sharing these. I will be looking forward to each month's block.

anna hanks said...

I love this. do you send out email updates? I don't want to accidently miss any of these patterns. thanks so much,Anna
annapinkharley@aol.com

Denise :) said...

This is incredibly lovely. Thank you for sharing! I found your blog through an email on my quiltersbee emailing list; but I am definitely adding you to my blogroll. Thanks again! :)

Sue in sw SK said...

Thanks a million for this. My Mum used to do church embroider and she would have love this, so will do it for her seeing as she passed away 13 years ago.

scarlette said...

Wow, not only is this a beautiful idea but the blocks are beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I will follow faithfully and hopefully complete a crosses quilt also. scarlette

Tara K said...

I love this idea of embroidered cross blocks. I don't do much hand embroidery, but I think I'm going to start with this! This first block is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a wonderful idea, I love the design and have not done a BOM but this one appealed to me so much that I have this finished and am waiting with anticipation for the next one..I am doing mine on cream muslin and used similar colors and am so pleased with the results...thank you again for sharing these with us....Rebecca Keith

Anonymous said...

Please click every month on the right side to get the new month's post. June's is up