International Sisters Came Visiting With Blessings
Round about the middle of August, Preeti of Sweet Preeti Quilts shared a post about her International Sisters blocks and two quilts she made using that block. I have been drawn to this block since she’s shared it back in 2018 but I hadn’t acted on it. Preeti had six sisters leftover after her two quilts and she asked if anyone wanted to give them a new home. With great feeling, I raised my hand and we are now in possession of these beautiful IS blocks (link directly to tutorial for block).
Giving International Sisters a Voice
So many conflicts and discord have been happening right here near our home. Riots, looting, purposely set fires, and protests. Similar to the story that Preeti shared, not taking action not only adds fuel to the fire but it implies that we are unseeing and uncaring. Not meaning to lecture but rather to share that sometimes silence is taken as agreement or acquiescing. Not only did Preeti send the six Sister blocks but also some fabrics for additional siblings.
International Sister Sibling Fabrics
You’ll enjoy seeing all the variety of additional fabrics Preeti sent. We will have fun digging through our stash to find fun backgrounds as well as for the hands and face. What you can’t see very well in these pictures are the sparkles on the fabrics! Spiffy!
If you checked out the tutorial link of Preeti’s, you’ll see that sometimes she used a dark background on her test blocks. The darker background highlighted both the sister as well as her headdress and gown. It is quite striking, don’t you think? We need to make a second version focusing on that.
The next step after we get a few of these 10-inch blocks made is to decide where to donate the finished quilt. A few options have presented themselves but I think the choice will be clear once we cross the finish line.
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