QUILT INFO

The quilt in the header is made from a Cheri Payne pattern called "Twelve Days of Christmas"..

Friday, October 8, 2010

APPLIQUE PROGRESS

I have progress to show you on some applique projects.
This is one of the filler blocks from the Designer BOM I have been working on.  No applique on this one.  The basket handles are embroidered with six strands of floss. I can see that I have not done the final trim on this block.  Lots of strings on the edges.
This block is a substitute block on the BOM.  I did not care for the basket block included in the kit. The one from the original design had the basket on the diagonal of the block so I have done the same with what I selected.  I chose an applique design from a book by Karla Menaugh and Cherie Ralson.  I hope the person I am doing this for approves of the change.
I didnot  hang this piece very straight on the design wall.  I finished this wall hanging top yesterday evening.  It is a design from "Crossroads" by Ginger Cookie Company.  The pattern is called "Summer Flowers".  I know summer is over but the picture in the quilt book caught my eye when I was looking for basket patterns.  And I had fabrics in my stash that were similar to the look of the finished quilt in the book.  Hard to see in the picture but the background has a somewhat brownish pink tone to it.  All the fabrics came from stash which is a good thing.

I am working on the preparation of another basket block for the BOM.  This one is by Blackbird Designs" and has several pieces to it.  Hope I can do a good job on the block.

Glad you stopped by for a visit and come again soon.

Karen

34 comments:

  1. Great blocks! Just 'cuz summer is over doesn't mean we don't need flowers . . . . actually we need them more than ever *s* Soon all the color will be gone from this neck of the woods. I'll be shopping for flowers at the market every week once that happens.

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  2. WOW! Your work is incredible!! JUst lovely! (I see you didn't sleep again last night!!)
    Paulette

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  3. You have such interesting projects on the go...love all the baskets!

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  4. Oh crossroads by ginger cookie company is one of my all time favorite books!

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  5. Another lovely basket.. The Ginger Cookie Company block .. is just wonderful.. Love it!!!

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  6. Karen, I LOVE the new blocks. I was especially delighted to see the baskets with embroidered handles. What a wonderful idea. I'm also happy to hear that I'm not the only one who substitutes blocks in BOM projects. Sometimes the blocks offered just don't fit my mood and I find something that does. This is going to be a really beautiful quilt! Hugs...

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  7. Wow, Karen! More great stuff!

    When do you find the time to eat and sleep? *wink*

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  8. Very nice baskets! I can never get enough basket blocks, and these are just delightful!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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  9. Oh Karen...you are seriously putting me to shame with all the work you are accomplishing! WOW!! I LOVE the blocks you are making...all of them! Again...you are AMAZING!!

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  10. Your blocks are great! I would be very happy with them.

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  11. Love your blocks! Oh my gosh, that is the same pattern I was doing from Crossroads when I just started wool applique. I had it all prepped and sprung for the whole background in wool, and it was gorgeous!!! I had done about half the stitching, brought it to my girlfriends to work on, and somehow between my house and her driveway, I LOST IT!! The only project I have ever truly lost. I was sick! It taught me a very valuable lesson... ALWAYS put your project in a storage container!

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  12. LOVE THESE! I love the wallhanging, that is a really neat pattern - your work is impeccable!

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  13. Great looking blocks Karen! Love the Summer Flowers. :-) And your replacement basket is a keeper! Have a great weekend!

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  14. I love your stuff!!!!! Sure wish we lived close, we would have so much fun :).

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  15. Wow, more incredible progress. applause, applause!!!! Fabulous projects, Karen.

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  16. I love little baskets and these are certainly looking beautiful!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  17. Great work you have been doing. Do you ever do something else that sewing? :-D
    Love your progress and talent. Keep it up!
    Elzaan

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  18. Great blocks Karen, I love your substitute block....really cute!! I'm sure you will do your usual excellent work on the Blackbird block :0)

    Crispy

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  19. oh my! So many gorgeous basket blocks! I'd say you are on a roll!!

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  20. I was interested to see that you were substituting a different block in the BOM. I didn't really substitute any blocks but I added a few because I didn't like the way the pattern was finished up, too many blank spaces. You do excellent work, good luck on the Blackbird Designs block, that one didn't come out quite the right size to fit in the space allowed for both me and a friend but it's a gorgeous block.

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  21. Hi Karen,I have just found your blog:) I love the quilts you make!

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  22. Hi Karen, All your projects are wonderful. Love all of your basket blocks they are all delightful. Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog.

    Carolyn :)

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  23. I love your applique basket blocks, basket blocks always look so great in a quilt! Its okay to substitute a block, hey if you don't like it you probably never will.
    Wendy

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  24. You can never have too many baskets. I love basket blocks but haven't got around to making one for myself....soon.

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  25. you are on a roll! Love the Summer Flowers block....I am in awe of your productivity! I enjoy visiting your blog to see what you have been doing. It's always an inspiration especially when I am at work and can only stitch in my head...LOL

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  26. Love all your applique pieces.
    I miss doing applique, so time to finish the two I started, so I can start a new one;)

    Debbie

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  27. Wow! You sure must love baskets. I wonder how these will all go together. At least I now know where to look for ideas.

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  28. Especially love Crossroads. That basket of flowers would makes me smile. Happy stitching, Karen! :-D

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  29. Your baskets blocks are lovely :-)

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  30. You are killing me with all these darling baskets! Love them all! What a variety!

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