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".

Friday, May 14, 2010

FRIENDS & FLOWERS STITCHERY

Hello to all! We just watched the space ship launch from Kennedy Space Center. Well, to be more accurate, we watched what you can see from our backyard. There were some clouds and we lost sight of it sooner than some of the views of launches we have had. Still interesting to see.

I just completed a project. It is a stitchery called "Friends and Flowers" and is a Bareroots design. The stitchery will fit into a 5"x7" frame. I found this frame at a thrift store for $1.00 and it is 8"x10" but had the mat with the cut outs in it. The main opening was the right size so I covered the heart cutouts with the same pink fabric that frames the stitchery and made it work.
A couple days last week, I worked on covering triangle shapes with selvage edges that I have been saving from my fabrics. It was fun to do. Sort of like eating potato chips. You can't eat just one. I kept making triangles until I ran out of suitable pieces to sew on.
The triangles will be used to make basket blocks like the one shown here. I have only made one basket block so far. I am not in a rush to complete the project.
I have completed two more stitchery basket blocks and will show them in another post. I also am working on a Cheri design called Sewing Seeds. I don't have enough done on it to show just yet.

Thanks for stopping by. Come again soon!

Karen

46 comments:

  1. What a cute stitchery. So true. Have never seen baskets with selvages, so different!

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  2. Now that would be exciting even if it was from your yard.

    Love your stitchery.

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  3. That stitchery is adorable!!

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  4. What a great idea with the selvages! It gives the basket a really unique look. I love it.
    As always I'm jealous of your great stitchery. I wish I had more time to perfect my own stitches but I barely have time to piece my quilts, so I'll enjoy yours and live vicariously through your great work!

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  5. What a wonderful use of salvages. i have been trying to think of a creative way to use them. YOurs is adorable! Lizzie

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  6. Okay....quit getting me excited about these projects! I think your basket is wonderful with the selvages!! Of course...now I want one! Okay...even if I do just one block and frame it would be great! Thanks for sharing Karen. Have a great weekend.

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  7. Ahhhh! Your projects are so lovely. Adorable selvage baskets, I'll probably get booed out of blogland if I admit to throwing out my selvages, now I'm really sorry. Always a pleasure to see your work.

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  8. Your stitchery is so sweet! I love how it looks in the frame with the mat.

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  9. Always love your stitchery projects - huge sigh! :-)

    Awesome idea to use your selveges for the basket blocks. Very cute!

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  10. I love your stitchery - it's really nice. Love the heart cut-outos in the mat too.

    And love your selvage triangles. I've been saving mine too. Don't know what I'm going to do with them yet, but you've given me a great idea!!

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  11. What a CUTE idea for your selveges. I still haven't decided what to do with mine yet.

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  12. Oh my gosh I love the selvage edge basket idea. How very creative. Love it.

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  13. Too Cute Karen, love it all.

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  14. Somehow I completely forgot the launch today...darn.

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  15. love the selvedge idea...from your back yard, wow!!

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  16. Karen that stitchery is darling!! Great idea for the cut-outs. Love your selvage triangles too - that's going to make a lovely quilt!

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  17. I love the selvage idea! I'm saving selvages to try to make another project. It is very addicting!

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  18. You have again been a very busy girl! The stitchery is adorable, and what a nice idea about the selveges!

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  19. What a cute stitchery and the frame is perfect for it with the little heart cut-outs.

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  20. Love what you have been up to... love all those selvedges.... pheeww. havent started to save them yet... but I guess I will have to..Lol... AN I love the stitchery too.. have made one for a friend and it was so fun to make ... bet you had fun too.. :o)
    Hope all the allergies have gone and thay you can enjoy Spring/Summer..:o)

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  21. Oh, this is a great post! You are a genius with your stitchery project, and those baskets are to die for! Karmen

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  22. My grandsons would love to be able to see that rocket launched thats for sure. I really like your selvedges in the basket block...how different and looks so good :)

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  23. The stitchery is so cute and i love the basket using the selveges. Who knew?!

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  24. We are the lucky ones to live here and be able to see those beautiful shots first hand!!!!!!!!!Love those baskest with the selvedges,a really neat idea. Have a great week-end.Hugs, Marie

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  25. Love the stitchery and the baskets. Two beautiful projects!

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  26. Love your stitchery, and I have always loved baskets.
    Micki

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  27. Oh I love your projects. The stitchery is absolutely amazing.. Love your baskets too!

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  28. My ,my , all those selveges and the lovely triangles
    Thankyou for leaving a coment on my blog , I really wasn,t sure if they could be seen-cottonreel

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  29. Lovely stitchery!! So nice to display it like this!! Have you got a name for your salvage blocks quilt? Happy sewing on the rest hihi! Daniëlle

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  30. Love the stitchery, Karen and the basket block is so cool! What a great idea. What is the finished size of the basket block? I love it!

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  31. Your stitchery is cute and I love the basket block!! It looks fantastic.

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  32. I love that stitchery. Sooo cute. Love that basket too with the selvages inside. Neat idea.

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  33. What a clever way to use your selvedges! And what a thrill that must be to watch those space ships launch right from your own backyard!

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  34. What a perfect frame for your stitchery - and I love the way it looks with the hearts having the background fabric. blessings, marlene

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  35. nice stitchery!
    I love your selvage project - hoooray!

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  36. I love that Cheri project. Can't wait to see your version of it.

    Love the basket. I never thought to save my selvages so I guess that project is out for me!

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  37. Hey Karen~ love your projects! What a great idea to put the selvages in the baskets! :-) Happy stitchin'!

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  38. Hi Karen! I love the stitchery project. And the selvages in the basket block?... love that idea! ~Karen

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  39. Your stitchery is gorgeous. I also love your selvage block and triangles. Looks like fun. I started to collect selvages but then gave up too many scraps already LOL.

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  40. Love your stitchery and the frame! I'm always surprised what quilters do with selvages and your basket is right up there .... love it!

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  41. You are SO clever! What a great idea to use the buttonhole stitch on the edges of the selvages!
    And your stitchery is ADORABLE!

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  42. I did Cheri's Sowing Seeds at a quilt retreat where she introduced the pattern. I paper pieced the stem-leave block because I found it easier and more accurate. My finished quilt is currently hanging in my foyer. I don't have a blog so can't share picture - but am looking forward to seeing your finished quilt.

    Terry in So. Calif.

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  43. Cute things you are working on. Did you know that Barri and Cheri are sisters?

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  44. Love what you are doing with the salvages!! I am just starting to collect them. Made 2 pincushions, and started a quilt.

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  45. Your idea to use selveges is wonderful, I love that block! The stitchery in the frame is perfect.

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