QUILT INFO

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

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

APRIL FINISHES FOR CHARMING GUYS & GIRLS QUILT CLUB

April is almost over and it is time to post about finishes. I have six finishes. I met all but one goal. The one I did not finish was the wool mat with the houses on it. I am not liking the way it looks with the designs on the edge of the wool mat. I am going to think about that project a little more before abandoning it.
I machine quilted the "Spring" quilt and did the binding. And Spring isn't over yet!
I did the raw edge machine applique on the "Noel" quilt, machine quilted it and did the binding. It is a small piece and I like it very much.
This is the same photo of the basket blocks I posted a bit earlier in the month. I don't which baskets are the ones I made in April and which were done earlier. And they aren't all shown in this photo. I had them laid out to try to decide on a setting. I had wanted to get 20 blocks done this month and went over my goal on that.
I finished the stitching on the wool mat using the pattern "Under the Cherry Trees".
I also finished the stitching on the Santa wool mat.

The School House quilt was on my last post. I still have not found the missing left over fabric from the center. It was supposed to go on the four corners of the quilt top. I substituted one of the house fabrics and can live with it the way it is.

I posted pattern names and designers earlier in the month in case you are interested. Just look through April's posts.

I managed to do some stitchery blocks, another house quilt top, and a tote bag. April was a busy month but I feel good getting all that done.

Now to think about what I want to put in the pot for finishing in May. Lots to choose from.

Stop back again soon!

Karen

44 comments:

Linda said...

Oh I think the different & darker red looks very nice on the house quilt. Although if you are like me - it's just annoying not to be able to find the fabric you were looking for. Good job getting so much finished up.

Barb said...

wow...you have had a good month!!

Sue said...

You are one busy gal. I did the Pat Sloan Spring wall hanging last year! I love yours:) I left off the word spring and added another butterfly because I love butterflies so much:)
You can check it out here:

http://quiltmamasue.blogspot.com/2009/04/just-quick-note-to-let-you-know-i.html
I do love Pat Sloan patterns

Enjoy you quilting:)

Margaret said...

You always accomplish so much! I love all your finishes.

Beth said...

Wow, Karen, you accomplished a lot! I don't know how you do it!

Screen Door said...

I pull up your photos and made my husband look, " Man this lady can quilt," I say. I'm envious of your quilting time. I guess all things in good time.

Colleen said...

What a month Karen! Amazing :o)

annieb said...

What a busy month- I especially like your Spring quilt.

Quilt Hollow said...

I'd say you had an awesome month...looks like you back in full form! Good job you!!

Jackie said...

You got alot done this month, I wonder what May will bring!

Christine said...

your stitching and finishes are lovely...cute noel quilt, pretty spring quilt.

Shakerwood said...

I haven't joined in on the Charming club for a couple of months now. I think you have inspired me to start back up. I really need to be held accountable!

Great finishes!!

Jeanne said...

April was a very good month for finishes! Great work. I love the quilt in your header using Jo Morton's sheep fabric.

call me crazy said...

Great projects Karen! I love 'em all! :-)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love all your finishes--are you tired yet---maybe you should take some time off in May and go and smell the roses (will they be in bloom then???) I do believe quilting and stitching is your "passion" way to go!!!
hugs, Di

Sharon said...

Fantastic month of finishes, I bet you have such satisfaction with getting these done. I really like the Spring and Noel pieces. Can't wait to see what you show in May!

QuiltSue said...

Good grief, what a lot you've achieved again. You put me to shame.

Sue-Anne said...

Gee Karen, you have been busy! They are all fantastic!

Crispy said...

Goodness Karen, I'm always amazed at how much you get done in a month. I like your alternate choice for the corners on the house quilt. So many lovely projects :0)

Crispy

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Very productive month for you! I love the wall hangings, and the baskets especially.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Heavens you finished a lot Karen. I've done the Santa wool mat - don't you love it? Your Noel and Spring pieces remind me of a couple I have started - I'm hoping May will see several of mine finished too. blessings, marlene

Libby said...

You had a very prolific month! I love that you have projects that are for all seasons . . . . but that angel is just my fave *S*

Kaaren said...

Congratulations, Karen on a very productive month. I think you deserve a trip to your LQS as a reward...don't you? *wink*

Behind My Picket Fence said...

You are amazing, girl! I'm trying to imagine the concept of finishing old projects. Your baskets are adorable - great fabrics. It's always hard deciding on a layout for a scrappy quilt. It does need to rest for a while so you come back to it with fresh eyes.

Lori said...

Woo-Hoo! You are making such progress!! I'm feeling the love with the Noel wallhanging!! Too cute!!!

Cindy said...

Karen, you are such a wonderful talent. Everytime I come by for a visit, I get inspired to start the wool hand stitching - with my small, but growing, stash of wools.

I am in love with your round mats. The patterns you choose are absolutely wonderful.

I'm intriqued by the raw edge applique on your Noel Quilt. I have a big pattern that hubby actually picked out and it calls for raw edge applique. The problem is some of the pieces are SO small. Do you foresee a problem that I might have? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Karen said...

When I started looking at blogs about a year ago, yours was one of the first. Our tastes in quilts are so similar and we have the same name. I still love your stuff, especially Spring. Is that a pattern or did you make it up? Love it!!

Darlene said...

A very productive month, indeed. And, you had company - way to go!

Daniëlle said...

Euhhh, did you sleep at anytime?? Just love all the things you finished! How big is your stack of UFO's??? Happy sewing in May!! Hugs, Daniëlle

titicandia said...

Your work is beautiful. Congratulations on a very productive month. Thank you very much for your visit.
Regards from Chile, Titi

MARCIE said...

You sure do like those house quilts! Me too! And this one is great! Who will ever know that you had different corners planned? Nice job on all of them!

Diane H said...

Congratulations on all your wonderful projects. I need a good kick in the pants or to come and stay with you for a month. You really put me to shame.

Allie said...

Oh Karen you have been SO busy - your projects are wonderful, you must be so pleased to get so much done and do such a fabulous job!

Ginger Patches said...

Wow, way to go on your goals...you did awesome!!

Cisca said...

April was a busy month indeed for you!!! What gorgeous quilts you made, I love the spring quilt very much! The houses are so fine, beautiful!
Have a nice weekend, Cisca

em's scrapbag said...

Many beautiful finishes for you in April.

Carole said...

WOW! You've been a busy bee! Sweet projects! I especially like the Santa one! Picked up a wool kit at the Quilted Crow. It's been sitting waiting to be done since Dec 09. Thanks for sharing!

GenovevaPer32669 said...

It is never too late to learn. ......................................................

Dandelion Quilts said...

Can a person have quilter envy? You finished so many project this month...great job.

Ann at Prairie Primrose said...

I love those basket blocks! Those little cuties make me want to start another project...but I already have too many things on the go(for now!)

Cybercanuck said...

Super! I noticed the red fabric and it drew me right in to read more on your blog! And of course the wonderful Jo Morton quilt in your header! Beautiful! If you REALLY want more of that red fabric in the middle, I think my local quilt shop has it. I bought another style from the same line for backing on my Harriet's Legacy quilt.

Cybercanuck said...

Super! I noticed the red fabric and it drew me right in to read more on your blog! And of course the wonderful Jo Morton quilt in your header! Beautiful! If you REALLY want more of that red fabric in the middle, I think my local quilt shop has it. I bought another style from the same line for backing on my Harriet's Legacy quilt.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

What lovely finishes - you were a very busy girl this month!! Way to sew. I love them all - but those little basket blocks and the Noel are my fav this month!!!

Mary said...

Wow, you got so much finished- I'm impressed!

What pattern are you using for your basket? I love the shape of it.