QUILT INFO

The quilt shown in the header is from a pattern by Ginger Cookie Company caled "Basket of Sunflowers".

Monday, June 15, 2009

CHRISTMAS QUILT UPDATE

Just a quick update for the Sew 'n Sews group I belong to. I am posting a photo of the latest two blocks that I have finished. The church and the pine tree block. I also finished the last checkerboard section but am not posting a picture of it. I changed the construction of the church a bit. Instead of all the pieces needed to have the windows inset, I just appliqued the windows on and made it a one piece section behind there. Made piecing a bit easier on this block. Also, the pine tree block suggested having the lightest color for a tree as the biggest tree. I think having the darkest the furtherest back and the lightest in the front is more correct. Things that are further away appear darker.
I used a snowflake print for the sky on the church block. And the beige for the building itself actually has snowflakes on it. They just aren't very easy to see. If you are interested in seeing the other blocks I already have finished, look here.

I spent some time yesterday evening doing hand applique on another Christmas quilt. I have not posted any of the blocks because I need to make "eyes" and haven't done that yet. I think I will do all the eyes at one time. I am working on the 6th of 9 blocks for this quilt.

Stop back again soon for a visit.

Karen

30 comments:

  1. Nice blocks, Karen! Snowflake fabrics are so fun to use. I agree that the darker tree should be in the back. I like your method of appliqueing the windows.

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  2. Very nice. I think you did right by putting the darker tree in the back. I also really like the watering can and the dog block in your previous post.

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  3. Oh they are turning out so nice Karen! I can't wait to see that quilt done :o)

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  4. I really like those blocks...I'll be looking forward to it all coming together.

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  5. Very cute! It is your quilt so change whatever you want to makes it yours. I love it.

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  6. Very clever to put the lightest tree in the front!~ you are right, that's the way they would look in life. ;-) Nice blocks!~ and I peeked back at the others and discovered a quilt I missed from the magical closet! :-)) I love the baskets too! ;-)

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  7. Oh I really love those blocks. The trees are just perfect the way you did them!!

    Crispy

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  8. I love your blocks; this is going to be a nice Christmas quilt.

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  9. Beautiful blocks! This really is the time to be working on Christmas quilts!

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  10. Love the depth you created in your tree block. Lovely blocks!

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  11. Awesome new blocks there Karen! 8-)

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  12. You will have a beautiful christmas Quilt, it looks very nice already.
    KATRIN W.

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  13. The tree block is great, and I think you were right to swap the light and darks around. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

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  14. I love your applique work, and it is going to be a lovely XMAS quilt!
    Micki

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice compliment. The Christmas blocks are looking very nice - love your color choices. I look forward to seeing this quilt completed.

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  16. Love the trees - looks great with the lighter fabric in front. And the church windows look fantastic.
    Kris

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  17. Soooo nice Karen. Your work is beautiful.

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  18. Very nice blocks, can't wait to see more!

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  19. The snowflake print is inspired *s*

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  20. Love your Christmas blocks. I like the darker tree in the back, too.

    Can't wait to see your Christmas applique!

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  21. Love your blocks! Great job!

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  22. The blocks look wonderful. I think these blocks just shout home home and comfort.

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  23. I love the blocks and especially the snowflake sky block! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog. Just gotta love a finish, no matter how old the project. :D

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  24. Hi Karen, looking forward to seeing the Christmas Quilt finished.....love the colours you are using...Regards Lyn

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  25. Hi again.Love the darder tree in the back too.
    Thanks for popping by and yes those tea roses are tea bags love them. Hugs

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  26. I just came across your blog and WOW! I adore the country/primative quilts the most. Yours are fabulous. I really like that "Raise the Flag" one. I hope you dont mind, I joined your followers so I can keep admiring your work!

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  27. Oh, I love your blocks. It's very effective to use snowflak fabric for a background, love it!

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  28. Karen, I saw your post on Nicoles blog about the Audrey Hepburn movie where she is blind. I have that movie, it is called "Wait Until Dark" and it was made a long time ago, I don't remember a dryer in the movie though that doesn't mean it isn't there...I haven't watched it in years. Her hubby is out of town and the bad guys come to her house looking for the 'doll'. It has something inside they want (a key I think but not sure on that either, maybe drugs or money) She is trying to defend herself from these guys as she realizes what they bad but doesn't know what they want initially. Richard Crenna plays one of the bad guys but presents himself to Audrey as an old friend of her hubbys come to visit to gain her trust. A very good movie. Thanks for reminding me...I'm going to have to go pull it out of the cabinet and watch it this weekend.

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  29. Love your blocks! Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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