QUILT INFO

The quilt in the header is made from a Sarah Sporer pattern called "Pond Racing".

Saturday, October 31, 2009

WHEW! OCTOBER CHARMING GIRLS PROJECTS DONE

I was beginning to think I would not be able to finish my projects for the month that I had committed to doing. In fact, if I had not gone back earlier this past week to review what I said I would try to finish in October, I would not have finished one of the projects. I had completely forgotten about it. Out of sight, out of mind.

I finished the wool on cotton applique and made it into a pillow. I think the design would make a nice applique quilt. The pattern I used is called "Coxcomb Pillow". It was in the November/December 2005 issue of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine. The designer is Julie Larsen of Prairie Star Quilts.
I apologize for the darker pictures of the Great Pumpkin Quilt. I should have used the flash. But you will be seeing more of this quilt in the future. The pattern is by Jeanne Davis of Briar Rose Designs. I could not find a website for the designer. The pattern set is available from several quilt shops.





Next is the quilt I almost forgot about. It is called "Duck, Duck Goose" and is a pattern by Kim Diehl from her Simple Seasons book. I still need to do a final pressing on the quilt. It isn't laying very well in this photo. My pressing station by the sewing machine is small. I have to set up the ironing board to press well and will do that before layering the quilt for machine quilting. I added a row to the main body of the quilt so it would be plenty long enough to cover up with. I purchased the fabrics two years ago. I added in some fabrics from stash. Many of the purchased fabrics were designed by Deb Strain.
Hurray, I finally made the final block for the Christmas quilt! The long block on the left side that has a mitten holding a tree is the only one I needed to make. The quilt had been to that point for several months waiting for that one block. The patterns are by Cheri Saffiote-Payne. I don't see the set on her website. I love this quilt.
I showed "Miss Tessie Twitchett" on a post earlier in October and it is the last project from my goal list.

Now I have to make decisions about what to work on completing in November. Definitely at least one quilt top to be machine quilted. Maybe two. I have plenty to choose from for that. And lots of UFO's that need finishing.

Enjoy your Halloween night. I still need to get candy for the Trick or Treaters!

Karen


49 comments:

Stina said...

Love everything..but most the CHERI quilt... have had the pattern for years.. but as always.. it seems to stay there..lol... so maybe next year..;o)

call me crazy said...

Congratulations on all your finishes! Wow! I love them all but esp the Great Pumpkin~ it turned out so cute! Have a Happy Halloween! :-)

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh my goodness you know how to please me with what I see here! Who needs chocolate with all the eye candy here! Enjoy some treats yourself this evening.

Deb said...

I just love all your quilts especially the Cheri quilt. Such eye candy!!

I Play Outside The Box said...

All of these are nothing short of spectacular! With that said...I must add...that Christmas one ROCKS! AWESOME!

Colleen said...

OH....MY....GOSH!!!! You got the Great Pumpkin AND the Winter Quilt done!!!!! They are absolutely gorgeous! Karen, you are absolutely amazing! Long live the QUEEN :o)

Sherri said...

You accomplished so much! And I love it all..the Kim Diehl, the pumpkin quilt, the Christmas quilt...wonderful, all of them!

Darlene said...

Yummy - they are all absolutely YUMMY! A very productive month indeed - way to go. I made Duck, Duck Goose a couple of years ago, as well. It's a favorite in my pile.

Carrie P. said...

Wow, you did a awesome job sticking with your list. You do such beautiful work. Love it all but I really like the Christmas quilt. I have not ever seen that pattern. Good job!

Crispy said...

Gosh Karen I just love coming to your blog. You always have such wonderful projects to show us!!

Crispy

Kaaren said...

I love absolutely everything, Karen. I can't believe how similar our tastes are. The pumpkin quilt is a must have and I'm going to try to hunt down the pattern later today.

I need more hours in a day!!!

Super flimsy finishes.

Congratulations!

Julia said...

What lovely work Karen, particularly the Christmas quilt and the Kim Diehl one - I love her work and bought one of her books only today at a quilt festival:0)

Carol said...

Fantastic finishes!!!!!!!!!!!

Barb said...

the great pumpkin quilt is wonderful! Also love the twitchett quilt. What a fun filled post.
barb

Lori said...

Very nice Karen! What a whiz you are!!!!

Caryn said...

Boy have you been busy! Love all of it but especially the pumpkin and the Christmas ones!

Karen said...

Wow! Youv'e been busy busy busy! Everything looks great! The pumpkin is perfect for this month and next! :0)

Julia said...

Wow Karen...everything is awesome..
I love the pumpkin quilt!
You did great!
Julia ♥

Lurline said...

Oh, Quilt Heaven - I love the Christmas quilt especially! Maybe I should do a prim one day!
Hugs - Lurline♥

ranette said...

My, my you have been busy! Good job....You are inspiring me to finish my Great Pumpkin quilt...well maybe for next year.

Karen said...

I swoon! Love everything- we have such similiar taste! I think the Christmas quilt (Cheri- Saffiote-Payne pattern) might be my most fav. But then there is the Kim Diehl,and the Great Pumpkin...I think I'm starting to gush!
Congrats on the great finishes, Karen
From Another Karen!

Ginger Patches said...

Oh wow you have been sooo busy!! I love it all, but I am really loving the pumpkins and the Christmas quilt, both are awesome :)

Allie said...

Oh wow, could you have been any busier - what fabulous projects! I LOVE that Christmas quilt!

sewprimitive karen said...

What a stellar month of finishes. Don't think I have seen the Saffiotte quilt; it is wonderful, also just adore your border fabric for Miss Twitchett, well hey I love everything you made!

Purple Pam said...

Ooohhhhh, I love the Great Pumpkin Quilt, as well as all the others. Wow, you sure get a lot of sewing done.

Kathie said...

wow you had a great month!
love the Cheri quilt , its on my list of quilts to make someday!
pumpkins are just great, , that quilt just makes me smile and its not one I would have chosen to make before, just love it.
The pillow is awesome, great pattern I may have to track that down , would look great on my wing back chairs.

QuiltSue said...

Well, you have been busy. I specially love the Pumpkin Patch, and I think it was so sweet of you to make the Duck, Duck Goose quilt in my favourite colours, just for me. (giggle)

Sandy said...

Morning Karen, I really liked your Pumpkin Patch and found the following website for Jeanne Davis Patterns: http://www.patchworkgardenquiltshop.com/

Happy Halloween!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Great quilts Karen!!! I love them all. I love the Christmas quilt. Wonderful!!!! And great banner.

julieQ said...

Love those punkins!!! and your fall colored quilt is so lovely. And of course Ms. Twitchett!! She is such a doll.

black bear cabin said...

Looks like you are really trying to tackle that giant stack of gorgeous UFO's you have...they are all lovely but i really like the duck duck goose pattern....wonderful!

black bear cabin said...

okay...i lied...you know i secretly covet that pumpkin quilt, but the other one i dont remember seeing before....lovely! :)

Eileen said...

I have always loved red and green quilts.. they remind me of quilts made a long time ago. Your pillow cover is wonderful. And I like your pumpkin quilt too.. a lot of work went into that!
Thanks so much for the visit. :-)

em's scrapbag said...

The pumpkins are great. But I must say I love the Christmas quilt. Congrats on your finishes.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Talk about dedication! Girl you put me to shame! I've made the pumpkin quilt and loved doing it. I can't tell what your fabric is in the sashing but it looks dark and really sets the blocks off. I used a leaf fabric and I liked that too. The Duck, Duck, Goose pattern is one I've been eyeing in Kim's book - I have 3 of hers - and it's even prettier in your picture! blessings, marlene

Colleen said...

Hello Karen! Sorry to talk to you this way, but for some reason with all the e-mails today that you sent me, I can't reply to them. My AOL says your address isn't valid, which we know isn't true. Love the blog header!! And thanks for the comment on my blog... I have been trying to reply to you all day :o(

Lea said...

Wow, Karen, another beautiful trunk show! I specially love Cheri's Christmas quilt! So jolly!!

QuiltSue said...

Love the new background to your blog.

Jackie said...

All of the quilts are just gorgeous! You're a very talented quilter.

Rose Marie said...

Awesome finishes and I can't decided which one I love the most ... it is a toss up between the pumpkin and the Xmas one!

Janet said...

What lovely projects! I especially like the Kim Diehl quilt.

Teresa said...

Duck Duck Goose...I have to make one of those. Congratulations on all your beautiful work.

QuiltedSimple said...

Love your duck, duck goose quilt. I think that is so simple and beautiful!
Kris

Mary said...

Oh Karen, I just love to sit and drool over your blog and all you beautiful quilts!!!! Oh I have that pumpkin pattern, did you hand or machine applique?? I am thinking of machine that is why I ask. Your work is always soooooo beautiful! I'm a hugh fan! Hugs, Mary

Micki said...

Your quilts are just so stunning. What a joy for me to drop by and see them all!
Micki

Wendy K said...

Hi Karen, your quilts are gorgeous, I have the pumpkin quilt pattern but I've not even finished one block yet, yours is so stunning. Your work is soooo lovely, always a great pleasure to stop by and see what wonders you've created!
With love Wendy x

kcenya1950 said...

Oh my goodness, Karen. What great things you are showing. I love the great pumpkin quilt. I barely have my backgrounds sewn together. And the Christmas quilt, what can I say. Drop dead gorgeous.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Your quilts are wonderful, especially the Great Pumpkin. And you know I love that bunny quilt.

lulitasss said...

hello,all everything wonderful,fantastic....