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".

Sunday, March 7, 2010

SECOND FINISH FOR MARCH

Hurray! Another finish for March. The table mat was a kit I purchased from Primitive Gatherings called Saltbox Table Mat. The kit had the pattern and wool for the top. I had to add a homespun backing. For the backing, I chose a black plaid.
I had the project prepped for months before I finally decided it was time to do the stitching. It went faster than I thought. I do love saltbox houses, willow trees, and sheep. And it is good to get it done. The pattern says it is 22 inches. I didn't measure. I like the yellowish green wool used for the house windows. Gives it the look of someone being home.

This morning was another of those early mornings. I woke up at 4 am and could not get back to sleep. I got up about 4:45 and headed to the sewing room. I prepped the applique for the February & March blocks of the Snowbound blocks from Bunny Hill. Then back to bed for a little nap.

Have a great day and hope you find some stitching time.

Karen

38 comments:

  1. It's beautiful, Karen!
    I love saltbox house too. This will be nice just about anywhere I would imagine.
    Love Primitive Gatherings!

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  2. This is my favorite of the projects you've shown Karen. I may have to see if they still have this kit. :) I was inspired by one of the projects you showed a couple of days ago - the flowers done in wool - and made up one of my own using some other patterns I had, mostly from Primitive Gatherings. I just combined several things from several patterns but it's turned out well. I stitched it yesterday and as soon as I get the back on I'll show it. Thanks for showing this one - it's wonderful. blessings, marlene

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  4. I love that little mat. I've always wanted to try one of their kits and hearing you say it went quickly has convinced me to pick one up the next time I see one. If I can't sleep in the wee morning hours I also head for the sewing room.

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  5. Very cute Karen! Sorry about not sleeping, but you sure know how to use your time! Have fun with your Snowbound blocks. :-)

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  6. Another adorable tablemat - very, very cute. I love it. :-)

    A productive morning, indeed! The early morning hours are my favorite.

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  7. This is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES, Karen.

    I cannot express enough how much I like this!!!

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  8. Oh I just love this! I couldn't get the link to work and the site wouldn't work when I googled it either. Maybe they are down for maintenance, but I'll be checking back. Gorgeous! :) Christine

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  9. Oh I really like your saltbox houses! hand claps for you! You are really on a roll....

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  10. Just love your saltbox tablemat! It will be so nice to use for display year around - will have to look for this pattern!

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  11. Love both of your March finishes. Busy you!

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  12. I just love your table mat. You did a great job. It really makes me wish mine was finished. I bought the pattern a while back and I haven't even cut it out.

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  13. This is so cute...I love it too and the yellowish wool that you used for the windows does make it look all warm and cozy inside the house.

    Good job on another finish...I hope you sleep better the rest of the week!

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  14. Gosh, Karen...we should have an on line early morning club. Seems like a lot of us have the same "problem". That's when I have energy to burn and I'm raring to go. By dinner time, I'm done.

    Another wonderful finish. I just love that design. Don't stop now cuz you're on a roll!

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  15. Well....I'm in the club. :-) Feeling just like Kaaren.
    Enjoyed seeing your finish!!

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  16. Wow you have been a busy blogger this week! I love all your March projects! That one with the white background and the pineapple is so cheery--love it! And two finishes already, woo hoo!!

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  17. I just love that! I'm so glad that you're making your way through all these projects. They're so omuch fun to look at!

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  18. OH MY what a pretty mat--and as you said it has all my favorite things--salt box houses, willow trees and Lambs--will be checking this one out--thanks for sharing!!
    hugs, Di

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  19. Love the little mat, it's just SO country, SO you! Just as a side note: "Hello, my name is Danielle, and I am a Primitive Gatherings addict." LOL

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  20. Ohhh, that is very cute Karen, I really like it a lot!
    *hugs*
    Tazzie
    :-)

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  21. This is absolutely adorable - you can't go wrong with saltbox houses and willows and sheep! Darling!

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  22. I LOVE it Karen. It is so typically folk art country. I love all the shading of the hand dyed wool.

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  23. I love it and it can be one that can be put anywhere at anytime too.

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  24. I love this one!! I think it's my favorite one :0)

    Crispy

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  25. I think the stitchery added so much, the whole project is so darling. Sorry for the insomnia...me too. I do not like it one bit, either!! Hope you sleep better most nights.

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  26. so cute! your work and blog are always beautiful

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  27. The table mat is so cute!! I also love the color of the windows..actually the whole thing is great!!

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  28. Oh it is beautiful! Very very lovely
    kris

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  29. Beautiful finish. I hope you had a restful nap.

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  30. Beautiful, Karen!!! You have been busy.

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  31. Congratulations on the second finish! I love the little wool sheep!

    Happy sewing!

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  32. Look at you go - two adoarable projects finished already! Way to sew!

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  33. I wish that when I woke up early I could do something constructive like you do. This little mat is darling!

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  34. This is really cute! I had seen it over at Primitive gatherings. I love the salt box houses and willow trees also. This cutie would fit just about any where!!!!

    Well, if your body says "I'm done sleeping" you might as well make the best of it! :0)

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  35. very lovely...early mornings must suit you

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  36. This is a favorite of mine ~ love this wool mat! You did a great job of it. Hope you are not feeling to much pain and not able to sleep because of that. You did put your early hours to good use though. :-D

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  37. well I am not surprised that you love saltbox houses too!
    We hope to move to one in NE in a few years and retire. I have always loved saltbox houses and there had better be a willow tree or we are going to plant one!
    VEry nice mat, love, love, love the colors you chose and the design is perfect
    I could see this on my dining room table
    Kathie

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