Monday, September 14, 2009

"Sweet Nostalgia" - September Block.

I think I've kept you waiting long enough, so without any more teasers, here is the first of the "Sweet Nostalgia" blocks. This is the September block titled - "Summer's Gone".

This project will have 12 blocks in total, with one block being released around the 15th of each month until August 15, 2010. If you choose to use the blocks as I have planned, the quilt will measure approx. 53" x 67". The finishing instructions will be provided in August 2010, with the final block. Each block will be available for download for 3 months, i.e. when the December block is released the September block will be removed. I hope you will get as much enjoyment from stitching these blocks as I have.

The Cosmo embroidery threads for this project were generously provided by Nireko, of the Lecien Corporation, http://www.lecien.co.jp/en/hobby/cosmo25/index.html and I encourage you to try them if at all possible.

I have not included instructions for the embroidery stitches, as there are many on-line references available. Two excellent reference sites are Sharon b's Dictionary of Stitches, here http://inaminuteago.com/stitchindex.html and Rissa's Pieces Stitch Dictionary, here http://www.prettyimpressivestuff.com/stitches/index.htm.

Without further ado, the pattern for this month can be found here.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I would love to hear from you and see your progress with the blocks.

The response to my "Sweet Nostalgia" giveaway has been wonderful, so much so that I'm thinking a few more prizes may be in order. Stay tuned. If you haven't entered yet, there's still time, just leave a comment on the previous post.

Bye for now.

For those of you having difficulty downloading the file from Scribd you can download the pattern here

Edited September 21/09 - I've added 3 more prizes to the giveaway for the runners-up, so if you haven't entered yet, there's still time. Just leave a comment on the previous post.

60 comments:

Pat said...

Thank you Dorothy. Your first block is lovely. I wish that I had time to do everything that I have on my "to do" list. For now i am going to add this to my pilel Hopefully in the new year I will get it started. Thank you again.

Christine said...

Thank you Dorothy for this first block.I like it very much!

Margie said...

Thank You for this pattern. As with Pat, I to have a lot on my "to do list" and will keep up with the patterns for a later date! Thanks

Laila said...

Thank you. Your block are great. Hugs.

Yvonne aka sommeke said...

Thank you! I love it! Wish I had the time to start NOW :-(

henriar said...

Thank you very much Dorothy. This block is a beauty, thank you very much for your sharing your art, kisses

carole ann said...

Thank you Dorothy, as with a few others I am so busy I will have to collect these and the materials and start in the New Year. However I would love to work with the Cosmo thread but it not available in my area. Will have to look online. But I have time.
Again thanks, cannot wait to see the rest.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Dorothy! Ooooohh!! Block one is such a sweetie! And it is nostalgic for me, as I caught a bus to do my two years of Senion and even though two of the buses were blue and green, they were the same shape as the old time bus you've stitched - and didn't like hills! Tee! Hee! Hee! Just lovely, Dorothy and I bet there'll be a lot of these pretty blocks appearing in blogland! Bear Hugs! KRIS

RobynK said...

Dear Dorothy
Thank you for this lovely block. I am sorry the Cosma thread is not available here but I will try and do your design justice with the threads I do have.
Cheers
RobynK
New Zealand

Carrie P. said...

Yippee!!! Can't wait to get started on it. So cute. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Deb said...

Thanks so much Dorothy

dianne said...

oooooh ... this is a lovely design! thank you!

Vickie said...

Oh Dorothy, your sneak peaks were so enticing and your first block does measure up. Really, really cute.

jan said...

Really cute design! I love vintage looking embroidery! Not sure I will be able to keep up, but I think I am going to try!

Christine said...

I printed the pattern...thanks...it looks so cute for stitching
...best wishes Christine

Gran said...

Thank you Dorothy! I can hardly wait to print it out tomorrow and see what I can find in my thread box. It is going to be fun. You, know I did ride the bus to school in Sioux Lookout. Snow drifts as high as the bus it seemed in my little girl memory.

Denise said...

Dorothy, your first block is so "sweet".
I have my background ready and with trace the pattern off Thursday.
I will have to shop for some floss.
Sweet Nostalgia will be a great project for me to use my 30's prints/
Thank you again
Denise,Ontario

mimibia said...

bonjour Dorothy,
je viens de voir votre premier bloc
et il est vraiment super beau. merci pour ce beau projet.

Betweens said...

I hope to get started on this soon.. I will not be using all your wonderful colors but think this would be super as a redwork quilt...I hope you don't mind thisway I can get started on the project and try to keep up!!
perfect name for the block it is a nostalgic moment

The Gad-A-Bout Gal said...

I like your first block and am looking forward to seeing the rest.

Allie said...

Oh golly this is too, too darling! I can't wait to get started - thank you SO much!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so very much for sharing the stitchery with us.Hugs Eva

marcab77 said...

thank you ever so much for your september nostalgia block. we always started school in september, the day after labor day, and this is so reminiscent of that time -- a very sweet memory! looking forward to your future designs. cheers, rita

Dawn said...

Thank you so much for the first block. I am looking forward to the upcoming months!

Mary said...

What a great block! It brings back fond memories. I can't wait to get started on it.

Rae Ann said...

This block is so sweet. I'm going to try (I think I can, I think I can) remember I'm the one who doesn't know how to embroider! I'm going to give it my best. Thanks so much for this lovely pattern.

Ivory Spring said...

Wow, Dorothy - this is just lovely! I just downloaded the pattern. I have a feeling this project will really stretch my embroidery ability! :) I am excited to be able to learn the specialty stitches.

You are amazing!!!

Thank you so much!

Denysem said...

Thank you Dorothy for this first block.I like it very much!
Hugs.

Anne-Catherine said...

Thank you Dorothy for this first block.I like it very much!

Anne's Quilteri said...

Thank you Dorothy for sharing with all of us. Your first block is lovely.

ivoryspring said...

Hi Dorothy,

A quick question for you. Do you stabilize your background block with any heat fusible stabilizer before stitching?

cdknuddel said...

Hi Dorothy,
The Block is lovely, I´m looking forward to the next month
Greetings
Claudia

Karen said...

Such a sweet block! I was just going to print off the patterns and save them for another time, but I don't think I can do that! :) It's just so darn cute! Now I can use some of my 1930's fabric and test out the few Cosmo threads I have. I may not be able to keep up each month, but will put your wonderful BOM in my project rotation. Thank you!

Purple Pam said...

Thank you so much for the darling pattern. I love your blog!

Vickie said...

oh my how sweet is this first block...thanks for sharing this BOM with us..nit sure when I'll get it done but it is going on my tooooo do list,cheers Vickie

Anonymous said...

These are super and so relative. Our schools have been in session for five weeks, but our grands in VA just started after labor day. Keep up the good work. I will be printing so I can get started.
Nancy in IN

Karen said...

I am thrilled with the pattern!

pegsplace said...

Thank you Dorothy for this BOM. I'm just getting into doing more stitcheries and this looks to be right up my alley! By the way, on scribd, it asks for a password, but your othe link worked, no problem!

MARGA'S HAPPY PATCHWORK said...

Dear Dorothy,
Your first block is lovely, Thanks for this gift.
Hugs.

Myra said...

Your BOM is up and running!!! Good for you Dorothy! 8-)

A darling first block!!! I've saved it to my files cause I don't have time to start a new project just yet...

Thanks for your time and effort!
Happy stitchings! 8-)

CathyB said...

Thank you for the Sweet Nostalgia design. This will be a fun project. Thanks, again. Cathy

Anonymous said...

Thanks from Australia for the Sweet Nostalgia.

design. All of your patterns are wonderful.

June

roser said...

Thank you very much!!! you are very kind to offer us the design. Salutations from Catalunya.
petons
roser

pojeda said...

Thank you Dorothy for such a sweet block! I love this kind of block and this one makes me so curious for what is coming in the future months! Patience is NOT one of my virtues! LOL!
You are very nice to share your talent with us!

Hazel said...

Thank you for the great block ,I have it half finished and must say I am really enjoying it .

Sharon said...

Morning Dorothy the block is really cute and makes me wish for better times. I will starting this block shortly since now I am not working I will be able to join in on the fun as you post. Thank you for sharing and I look forward to joining in.

Sharon

Quiltsmiles said...

Beautiful block of the month. I can't wait to start and to win would be lovely too! Thanks for sharing this pattern and hosting the giveaway.
Jane

Lori Lewis - Healing Heart Quilts said...

Such a lovely bit of nostalgia! It looks like I am now joining my quilting buddies bitten by the 30's repro bug. Thank you so much for the designs. I can't wait to see them all.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dorothy, Thanks a bunch for this. I am so glad. Its so different for the rest, Beautiful and different. Ta. Denise

Suzanne said...

I look forward to your creating from your wonderful pattern. Thank you for sharing this with the blog World.

Granny Goose said...

Thank you for the block, I am about to start it. I will be making it for one of my grandchildren.

gg

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

I am so excited I just finished up the first block. Thank you so much for the beautiful gift!!! I can't wait until the next one is out!!!

ivoryspring said...

Dorothy,

I just transfered the design last night, but my blue floss is rather limited. I will have to go to the store and pick out the right shade of blue. I am chomping at the bit to start!

Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Merci beaucoup ,,pour ce blog ,,,très joli ,,,,,Mireille, THANK YOU

Miritam said...

Hola, yo soy Miriam de Guatemala,Centro America,y me enamore de sus disenios,ahora me apunto a su Sorteo es mi primera vez que veo esa marca de hilos de bordar, son muy caros?, sea muy bendecida usted y sus amados.
Saludos cordiales, MiriamGomez Mi correo es chochalito@gmail.com

Linda said...

thank you soooo much this is so generous of you and the BOM looks GORGEOUS!!!

maisy and the boys said...

Well worth the wait-such a lovely block. thankyou for sharing your craft.

mmquilter said...

This looks to be a very enjoyable stitch-along. I am very happy to see this type of B.O.M. Gotta love the name. Thank you very much.

Amy Roth said...

I'd like to enter the Sweet Nostalgia giveaway if I'm not too late. The September block is adorable. I can see how the blocks got their name! ;-).
Amy

Bluebell said...

Hi, I have just found your blog and I am excited about doing the Sweet Nostalgia blocks they are lovely. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Jill

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