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, July 16, 2010

FIRST BLOCK OF "LOVE LETTERS" DONE

I got tired of sitting at the sewing machine and switched back to the applique. I will be returning to the borders for my star quilt very soon. With my hesitation at continuing with the huge applique block and so many bloggy friends encouraging me, I thought it was a good time to work on finishing the block I had started. Here is the result.
And I have started a second block. It doesn't look like much yet.
Nothing else to report. Have a great day and stop back soon.

Karen

37 comments:

  1. Love it! A beautiful hand project on hand when it's time to step away from the sewing machine!

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  2. WOWSA! That is simply Gorgeous!!!!!! And the second one is going to be gorgeous too... keep on going!

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  3. Absolutely stunning!!
    Keep going!!
    Paulette

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  4. Beautiful, Karen, I love the colors.

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  5. Oh boy do I hear you about time to step away from the machine and just sit and enjoy some hand work. I believe this is what happened the other day with the wool project. I'd been at machines for days and needed to change it up a bit. But...must admit I'm looking forward to seeing your borders on...that is one GORGEOUS quilt!!

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  6. Your block is great. I think I am going to need to step away from the machine soon too. I haven't done any handwork in about a week now. It's time. LOL Have a great day and enjoy your handwork. Winona

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  7. O, Karen, this is really beautiful! A wonderful block... and the second one is already gorgeous! I love the fabrics you use. And your applique is so precise... You are doing great!
    Have a nice day, kindest regards,
    Marjan

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  8. Gorgeous! Wow, I just love your block...and your note quite finished one too!

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  9. Ooooh, it's so lovely! I love your fabrics and I can't wait to start mine:)

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  10. Your applique is gorgeous, Karen!!! I love it.
    Greetings, Cisca

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  11. Awesome Karen.. I know how much work goes into these blocks since I am working on them off and on as well..your block is gorgeous and so is the starter one...it is nice to be able to have a portable project isn`t it

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  12. Both blocks are so pretty!!! I love to switch things up and not be at the machine for days on end:)

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  13. Great looking block Karen. Are you a little happier working on the second one?

    Crispy

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  14. This one is going to be a stunner as well, Karen.

    I too can only sit at a machine for so long and then my handwork beckons me.

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  15. Very pretty colors! I am always jumping between a few projects~ I don't get bored that way! LOL

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  16. Karen, these blocks are WONDERFUL!

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  17. isn't it nice to start a new project ? Oh I love to hand applique in the summer looking forward to watching the progress on this quilt. Enjoy your weekend
    Kathie

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  18. Karen your blocks are truly great, I love your color choices, and I know the second block will be as beautiful as the first one!! Thanks for sharing,
    Wendy

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  19. It's beautiful.
    Happy Quilting!

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  20. Lovely applique work! I enjoyed seeing your beautiful blocks!
    Micki

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  21. Il tuo applique è stupendo......
    un abbraccio
    cri

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  22. I think the comments you have received say it all! Fabulous blocks..and great to have a break from machine stitching...I have all the fabrics a quilt from When The Cold Wind Blows..so better get started...will be nice to have some time in the sewing room today.

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  23. What gorgeous blocks, Karen! This is going to be a wonderful quilt. Love your choice of fabrics.

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  24. Hello Karen, beautiful applique...love the colourway you have chosen....Warm Regards, lyn

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  25. Hi Karen! So glad you continued and finished your first block! it looks great, such little stitches OMG!! Happy sewing on the next and those borders will wait hihi!! Hugs, Daniëlle

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  26. Just love the colors on this one. I'm one of those bloggers cheering you on with this one!

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  27. Oh gosh I love clicking on these photos and seeing the fabrics up close! That gingham in the first block is so neat. The way it works with the eye. Superlative! That entire block is perfect so I find myself really looking forward to watching the process and the "coming to life" of this next block. How fun!

    PS: I was daydreaming about your Star Quilt yesterday. Just musing about how lovely it was and all that... :) *karendianne.

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  28. love your log house on your banner.

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  29. Wow, great applique blocks! I admire everybody that does it - and your blocks look stunning!

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  30. lovely first block. The second one looks great at this point!

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  31. It is gorgeous and I just love the shade of blue in it, what a fabulous quilt this is going to be.

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  32. That is a beautiful block. It is great that you have your second one already going. Good job!

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  33. Wow!! Your blocks look great!! Love the colors. Is this a block of the month?
    Judie

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