QUILT INFO

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

Saturday, September 25, 2010

BUSY, BUSY, BUSY

The winner of the "GO" was announced in the previous post.

I have been trying to finish up some projects and quilt tops.  Making some progress that I want to share with you.
I completed "A Warm Welcome".  I really like the combination of the house blocks with the pineapple blocks.  A Jo Morton fabric was used for the border.  The pattern is from the book "Folk-Art Favorites" by Joined at the Hip.  Thank you, Mary, for the gift of this wonderful book.  It is chock full of quilts and projects I would love to make.

I completed the star quilt top.  The last I had shown you, it still needed the borders completed.  I was tired of sewing diamonds and set the quilt aside for a bit.  I decided it was time to finish the top.  There was no one home to help me display the quilt top for a better picture.  I just spread out what I could on the glider on the lanai.

These are the Snap It bags.  They have two pieces of a wide metal measuring tape in the top edges.  When you open the bag, it will snap back closed.  I made the one on the left from my Liberty Garden fabrics.  My friend, Vicky, made the one on the right.  I brought hers home with me to serge the side seams. 
The stitcheries don't show up well on my design wall but here is what I have done so far.  There are three more blocks to embroider.  I am working on #10.  The patterns are from "The Seasons Quilt Collection" by Primitive Stitches.  I had thought I would use the twist and turn method of setting the blocks but wanted to use fabric from my stash.  The polka dot fabric said it wanted to be used and I only had 1/2 yard of it.  So a straight set it is.  I have another green fabric for the outer border that is a bit different than what you normally see in my stash.  More on that later.  I used fabric from my stash for all of these projects I am sharing with you today.

I have more to share with you but I will save it for another post.  I am off to play.  Stop back soon.  I love to have you visit.

Karen

49 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You have some beautiful finishes and in progress work Karen. I love the welcome quilt especially!

Yvette said...

WOW! Somebody has been very creative lately. I love your finishes! I really love your stitchery blocks, I will have to look into the patterns.

Thank you for sharing!

Quilt Hollow said...

Congrats to you winner AND OMG!!! Loving your quilts!!! Can you tell me where you find the energy as you are so productive!!

Margaret said...

I loved seeing all your quilts. You always do such amazing work. Congrats to your winner btw.

ranette said...

Amazing amount of quilts you get done...lol and all of them are beautiful! I love the houses and pineapples and your stars quilt, oh my gosh, gorgeous!

Oh and last but not least, your embroidered blocks...cute!

Quilts And Pieces said...

OMG! How fun are all your new projects! I love those stars! I need to make those! I love them! (what pattern or book did you use?). And the houses and pineapples are wonderful! I love that book - and I always love pineapples, well and houses! And the stitchery is too adorable!

Country Prims said...

Wow!!!! such lovely work again:))

Love them all sooo much -the star quilt is amazing and I love the stitchery quilt-wish I had your energy:)

Shazy x

Miriam said...

I really love your star quilt!! The diamond border is perfect!

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness, how wonderful !! Each and every project is WONDERFUL !

A Warm Welcome is just that !!!

*Stitches* said...

my favorite is your star quilt....love the border!! thank you for sharing!!
karen

Candace said...

Love them all, but especially the pineapples and tall houses.

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pajudie said...

Love your quilts and stitchery, Karen - you've been busy!! And how great to use your stash - I'm inspired!!
Judie

Darlene said...

Holy smokes woman you have been busy, busy, busy. I love it ALL but that shouldn't surprise you. :-) I love everything you do.

cornbreadandbeansquilting said...

I LOVE the "A Warm Welcome" quilt!!
That is the perfect boarder. Nice color choices.
melissa

Martha said...

When I see the amazing amount of beautiful quilts and other projects you produce, it makes me feel like a big slug!

julieQ said...

You have been so very productive! Love the combination of homes and pineapples...the most welcoming of quilts. Your stitchery of the month are great...and your stars! wonderful!

Marsha said...

I love your quilts, they are all beautiful!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

WOW! You have been so productive and beautiful stitchery. You are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Hope you are having a fun "play" day!

:)Carolyn

call me crazy said...

WOW Karen! All your projects are just wonderful! I can't even choose a favorite because I love them all! :-) You are really on a roll. Have a happy weekend!

Micki said...

I love all of your finishes! Lovely work!
Micki

quiltingnana said...

guess you have been busy busy busy...great work

Huisvlyt said...

You have been busy! The finished projects look great, and your stitcheries look awesome! Well done.
Elzaan

joan said...

Oh ma! ma! .. those are gorgeous finishes.. You do deeserve to go play after all that work!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your 2 finished quilts are gorgeous!
Those snap bags are adorable and your stitchery blocks are wonderful too!
Congratulations on getting so much accomplished!

Allie said...

Gosh, do you SLEEP? I adore that first quilt, I'm going to have to find that book - LOVE it! Love the star quilt too, oh my goodness girl, the border is just stunning. What a gorgeous quilt. The bags are lovely and the stitcheries darling - love the polka dots!

Quilter Kathy said...

You have MORE to share?!?! You have been so busy!
Love that star quilt border! I know what you mean that you just get tired of sewing the same unit over and over and need a break from the repetitiveness sometimes. That's me today :)

Stitched With Prayer said...

My Gosh Karen!!! Did you have a sudden burst of energy? LOL...The quilts are just beautiful, I love them all. I keep seeing those great 'Snap Bags', I guess I should look into getting some of those made they are so cute and useful too, you can't beat that. Oh and I'm all about stitchery right now so I got a close up view of the last quilt and those stitched blocks have stolen my heart. I'm off now to see if I can find the patterns. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm just wondering what your up to now...I can't wait to hear about the 'other' green fabric! Hugs...

Marilyn Robertson said...

Beautiful quilts and stitchery! I have the pattern for the snap bags, but that is as far as I have gotten. Your bag is adorable!

annieb said...

Karen you do such beautiful work!

Teresa said...

My, but you have been busy! I love the house and pineapple quilt. Really cute, and the star quilt is also amazing. I see why you set it aside for a while...that border looks intense.

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Susan said...

OMgosh, I love the pineapple and house quilt!

WoolenSails said...

You have made a lot of beautiful pieces, love them.
I need to finish faster, have lots to do and lots to start.

Debbie

Kim said...

Nice to find so many fine projects any time I stop by for a visit. Gorgeous, all of them, I might add. So, you are bitten by the GO! bug. Looks like a nice way to cut pieces from scraps and the nice accurate strip cutting would be really nice. :-D

Louise said...

The pineapple and house block are a good duo..I like them together. Congrats to the winner I am sure she will get lots of fun out of such a wonderful little invention.

QuiltSue said...

I just loved all the projects you showed today. I have seen those little bags on Mary's site, and have ordered the pattern as I think they'd make great little gifts, and Christmas is coming.

Barbara J said...

Love those quilt tops! Lovely designs too. And your stitchery is coming along swell!

Carol said...

Busy, busy girl! What fun!

Crispy said...

I love all these projects. The A Warm Welcome is wonderful as is the star quilt. I'm really impressed that all these projects were made from your stash!!

Crispy

Loris said...

Wow! Amazing work going on! Love the folk art quilts. They are stunning. The embroideries are also wonderful. The polka dot fabric was right...it looks perfect with those baskets. This is really going to be a fun and inspiring quilt! Lovely work!

Ginger Patches said...

You've been a busy girl...those diamond borders look so pretty but would definitely take patience!

Lori said...

I love your finishes! A Warm Welcome is terrific and so inviting. Will you hang this near your entry way?

OMG! The stars are to die for! And the diamond border sets it off so nicely.

Of course, the stitcheries are wonderful and I'd expect nothing less from you:)

orchidlover said...

Love all the quilts but I have to admit that the Lonestar is my favourite. Such patience. I did a loarge quilt with just 4 stars on it and nearly had a nervous breakdown

Love and hugs Gina xxx

MARCIE said...

You are one mean sewing machine, woman! Those quilts are wonderful and I love the stars on the border--perfect!

Lisa said...

Wow, you have been busy! Hard to pick my fav. I love Joined at the Hip, but that stars one is wonderful.

Briarside Lane said...

Hi Karen,
I just cannot pick a favorite here! I like them all.
And you certainly have been busy, busy, busy!
Karen

~Joan said...

I LOVE the star quilt. Could you send me the pattern name?? I'd love to make one for me.

~Joan

Sharon said...

Look at all the finishes and the near finished stitchery. I love how the border turned out on the star quilt, When someone takes the time to piece a border or applique one, it really makes a quilt outstanding. Great job!

Barb said...

I love the house and pineapple quilt.
I have a wooden house and a wooden pineapple that are the same size, like in your quilt, so it spoke to me.
All your projects are wonderful