QUILT INFO

The quilt block shown is made from a pattern called "Garden of Hollyhocks" and is found in Norma Whaley's book "Sweet and Simple".

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

CIRCUIT RIDER BLOCKS

Today I am posting photos of the completed Circuit Rider blocks. I still have more prepped and ready for stitching. I also need to create a few more. They all need a final trim before they get sewn into a quilt top. Enjoy looking!






I changed the Princess Feather block from the original pattern. The original had many, many little ins and outs sort of like fringed edges. The block was rated difficult in the book. It would have been difficult even with machine stitching like I am doing. I don't remember what the block was called in the book. I used the curve of the original feather patten and a coin to make the curved smoother edges. I like the result and saved myself a headache trying to stitch all those thingamajigs!












I have a dental appointment in about an hour to get the final filling in the tooth that I had a root canal done on. I either lost part of the temporary filling or part of the crown broke off. I hope it was just the filling as my wallet can't stand more expense! The tooth is already on it's second crown.

I will be back to stitching on more of the Circuit Rider blocks this afternoon.

As always, thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Karen

49 comments:

  1. They look good. I love how the buttonhole looks on the little berries especially. Love your revised feather much better than the original!

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  2. Your blocks are beautiful! They're going to make a fabulous quilt! :0)

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  3. Oh Karen your blocks are just lovely!! I can hardly wait until you start putting this quilt together.

    Crispy

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  4. Wow, you have been busy! I love the blocks!~ and I like what you did to Princess Feather too. ;) Good luck at the dentist!

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  5. These blocks are all wonderful! It will be a beautiful quilt.

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  6. That's a lot of blocks and they are gorgeous! I'm jealous! I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

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  7. Wow! You have worked a lot! Love all your blocks...are beautiful!
    nichi

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  8. The blocks are gorgeous Karen! I love them! In particular the daisy style flower with the yellow centers..... cuteee!! Good luck with your dental appointment... ooh I feel for you!

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  9. The blocks are wonderful! Great job!
    Micki

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  10. Woo Hoo! The blocks are wonderful and will be even better all together in a quilt. Great job!

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  11. the blocks look wonderful
    yes another quilt I would love to make
    can't wait to see yours all put together!
    Kathie
    ps hope the dentist went well...
    never ending in that dept in mho

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  12. Hope the dentists visit wasn´t too bad....
    I like your blocks, how big are they? Will they all go into one quilt?
    KATRIN W.

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  13. Wonderful job, Karen! Whoever gets your quilt will really be lucky. I did a different princess feather, too, but not just changed. Mine is totally different. The original just didn't go with the rest of the blocks to me. I can't wait to see yours put together.

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  14. The blocks are wonderful. I can't wait to see what fabrics you use for sashing and borders!

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  15. Your blocks are awesome! I can't wait to see what you do with them! 8-)

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  16. Oh my, your blocks are just stunning. You do such beautiful work. This will be a quilt to keep. I'll say a prayer for you for the dental work. I cringe just thinking about the dentist. Winona

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  17. wow! those are incredible - I really like your modification on the Princess Feather - looks very nice. Can't wait to see the finished quilt - it will be stunning! Hope the dentist goes well.

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  18. Your applique is perfect and the blocks gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing them go together.

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  19. Oh... they are gorgeous Karen.. another lovely quilt will soon be born..:o))

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  20. Wowza - that's one beautiful batch of blocks. How are you going to set them?

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  21. Your blocks look great and it looks like this is going to be a BIG quilt.

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  22. Wow, wow, wow, Karen. I love 'em all. I wish I could master my points as you have. I'm coming for a visit and a lesson. OK?

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  23. Your blocks are soo pretty Karen. I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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  24. It's so great to see them all in one post, it's going to be fabulous. I've aleways liked that quilt.

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  25. Your blocks are just beautiful...really love them a lot!
    And your work is lovely!

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  26. Wow!!and Wow again! These blocks look wonderful! I am a member of a quilt bee that has no interest in appliquue. I think I am the only one who dibbles and dabbles in it occassionally. It is nice to see someone else who has an interest in it.

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  27. Gorgeous blocks!
    Love your quilts and your blog.

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  28. Your blocks are fantastic! I really the way you revised the feather block. It is beautiful!

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  29. Wow .... what can I say ... your blocks are gorgeous!

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  30. WOW! So many beautiful blocks! Love the colours in these blocks, you have done a great job :o)
    I'm looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

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  31. Karen these blocks are beautiful. I can't wait to see them put into a quilt. blessings, marlene

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  32. I'm back for a few days so made a quick visit over here. Why should I be so surprised to see all these blocks finished? Your amazing!! BTW---been thinking of you and all that dental work....my turn August.

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  33. Oh my goodness! i am swooning! Beautiful!

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  34. Karen,

    These blocks are perfect, simply perfect! Perfect in the impressive and lovely and natural creative way they should be. A real treat.

    You're a good ambassador for the name "Karen." I'm just sayin'...

    *karendianne.

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  35. Wow! Each and every one wonderful!

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  36. WwwuuuuWhoooooo!Way to go, Karen!
    those blocks are just stunning!!!

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  37. Wow...beatiful work. I will be watching to see how they all go together in the quilt.

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  38. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice compliment. You have been very busy. Your blocks are lovely and I look forward to seeing them all combined into the quilt.

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  39. So beautiful and so inspiring!

    Now you've got me thinking...

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  40. wow Karen..again WOW!! they are just wonderful and you have been super busy..
    hope it is a filling and nothing more.. 2 more weeks and I get filled too.. my mouth though is so much better!!

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  41. Awesome blocks....I hope your dental issues are all behind you.

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  42. I love it, I wish I had the time and talent to do one myself.

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  43. The blocks are beautiful. You will have a stunning quilt when you are done.

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  44. Your blocks are so beautiful. I'm a bit nervous of applique, but it's for sure that you aren't, they are going to make a magnificent quilt. I hope that your dentist woes are over. I live near Clermont, we're practically neighbors. Have a nice day.

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  45. WOW those are some amazing beautiful blocks - put together the quilt will be wonderful, but even alone those blocks are so pretty. Hope the dentist went well.

    Hugs - Karen

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  46. What beautiful blocks! And the colors are amazing.
    Kris

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