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".

Saturday, May 1, 2010

QUILT STITCHERY PROJECTS

Welcome! A new month and a new May stitchery. The pattern is by Buttermilk Basin.
I am working on some basket stitcheries for a quilt. These are different basket patterns than the "Baskets of Life" quilt I showed here. I am using basket patterns from two different sources. Not all of the blocks will be the same size but most will. And I don't know if they will all go into one quilt. I am going to play with the setting when the time comes. I have at least fifteen patterns to select from and I think I have some more smaller ones I can choose from. It is hard to photograph the stitcheries so that the design shows well. The basket patterns are all E-Patterns which means you select the designs, pay, and then they are e-mailed to you for printing out.
The block on the left is called "Basket O'Tansy" and is from Chestnut Junction. I don't know what Tansy is but I like that name. The block on the right is "Valentine Basket" and is from Primitive Stitches.
The basket on the left is "Basket O'Carrots" from Chestnut Junction. The block on the right is "Love Basket" from Primitive Stitches. I am enjoying doing the embroidery on the blocks. I have another one started with crows.
The pin box is a gift from a good friend. Good friend, I want you to know how much I appreciate you. It reminds me of a box my mother used for her pins. Not the same shape or design as hers but a reminder none the less.

That's it for today. I need to ponder on what projects I want to work on for May and get those goals set. Come back soon.

Karen

41 comments:

  1. I love all the baskets! I love baskets anyway, so these are wonderful! That pin box is wonderful too!

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  2. Very cute basket stitcheries, Karen. I can well imagine the fun you're having with those.

    Enjoy the sweet pin box.

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  3. Thank you for sharing those links. I look forward to watching your progress and seeing the finished quilt.

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  4. Your baskets are just wonderful!

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  5. Super cute stitcheries, and it will be nice that you've found different designs that play nicely together. Not so matchy matchy, I love it!
    Great pin box too, I'm a sucker for boxes.

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  6. Love all the baskets. I own three antique basket quilts, but I haven't made one yet. Must put on list.

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  7. Darling stitchery projects (as always *s)

    The pinbox is sweet, too. Funny how certain things just bring out a memory.

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  8. I just love your stitcheries! That's wonderful that you found some from different sources to work together. I used to do these a long time ago, and should get back into them. They are so pretty and you can do so many things with them.

    Love the pinbox too - I like to keep my pins in tins, but they're not as wonderful as that one.

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  9. Wonderful stitchery baskets and the sweetest pinbox.

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  10. Such cute baskets and they all play together nicely. The pin box is a wonderful surprise.

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  11. Stitcheries are so addictive!! Love your baskets, all of them hihi! Never seen such a lovely pin box. Your friends has good taste! Happy sewing in May and take care, Daniëlle

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  12. Love the stitcheries. My favorite part is the petals in the flowers. Tons of detail. Great Job.

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  13. Lovely pin box. :-) Enjoyed your stitcheries today. I've got a few patterns that I ordered from Primitive Stitches as well...think I'll go find them...I just know they are up there somewhere!

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  14. Your stitcheries are beautiful Karen and I love that tin!

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  15. Love to come by and see what your stitching on. That pin box is a keeper.

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  16. What darling stitcheries!!! They look like they belong together, you'd never know they were from different sources. Don't you love ordering e-patterns? They get to you so fast, lol!

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  17. I love your basket stitcheries.

    The pin tin is wonderful - makes you realise what got lost when plastic was invented doesn't it?

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  18. I love basket patterns of any kind and the stitchery ones are lovely.
    I'm a bit mad for tins too, love this old one, it's a treasure.

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  19. I love baskets too and these stitcheries are very sweet. It will be interesting to see how you will incorporate them into a quilt :o)

    Crispy

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  20. You're just stitching up a storm there! very cute!

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  21. I love your stitchery and the pin box is so cute!
    Micki

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  22. Tins and baskets...two of my most favorite things.

    Tansey is an herb that was used for healing purposes way back when but I don't know how.

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  23. The tin is so nice - I love it
    Nice new patterns also

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  24. Your baskets are so sweet. Love looking to see what is in each one.

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  25. Great pin box and I love all the stitcheries!

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  26. Your May-stitchery is gorgeous and your baskets are, too! E-patterns look very easy to me, although I never bought one till now. Nice to get such a sweet pin box from a friend!
    Greetings from Cisca

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  27. Love your stitcheries, and My Lady's Pin Box. Too cute!

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  28. Such pretty stitchery - you do lovely hand work!!!

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  29. Karen, I like your stitcheries so much, the folk art style, so nice, whole your blog. I am going to make a link from you on my own blog. thanks !!

    Greetings, jeannet

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  30. Whoa - I love, love, love those basket stitcheries!! Awesome!

    You asked about my porch? I'm thinking of caving in that - I might need his cooperation more on another project I want done! Priorities is the name of the game!

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  31. .... sigh ..... lovely blocks and so is your embroidery!

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  32. What a cool box. Your basket stitcheries are delightful.

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  33. The stitched blocks are all nice, each with their own charm.

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  34. I love that pin box! Love the basket blocks too.

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  35. A lovely Post - so many interesting bits and pieces!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  36. Love the baskets. I think I have those patterns too. lolol Somewhere.
    Cute cute cute pin box. Love it.

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  37. Oh my! I love the basket of tansy and the basket of carrots! Too, too cute.

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  38. Wow, I covet your pin box. What a great present from your friend, and a nice reminder of the one your Mother used. Your stitchery pieces are coming along nicely. Can't wait to see how you put them together!

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  39. Love the stitches! Sew pretty I would love to see them incorporated in a quilt!

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  40. Wonderful stitchery and a cute pin box..

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