QUILT INFO

The quilt in the header is made from a Cheri Payne pattern.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

APPLIQUE PROGRESS

I'm here!  It has been over a week since my last past.  Darlene wrote to say she had missed me.  Nice to be missed.  We have been spending a lot of time with visiting family.  They aren't staying with us but in a campground not far from our neighborhood.  So, I have not been sewing as much or getting around to visiting my favorite blogs as often.

I did have one sleepless night that I sewed.  I don't know why my brain would not shut down and let me go to sleep.  Here is how my Joined at the Hip basket project looked on my previous post.
Here is how it looks on the design wall now.
A few more small baskets, some stars, nine patch blocks, and a block with the word "baskets".  I did not enjoy doing the applique on those letters.  And the pointy stars were not all that much fun but they are done.  And remember that I have made double of everything.  So, I will have two wall hangings in the end.

It is going to be close to 90 degrees here today.  No fall weather for us.  I guess it is Florida's version of Indian Summer.

I started straightening up my sewing room yesterday and culling out some old fabric pieces.  I have such a mess in that room that I can't figure out what is what.  I always have fabric out and can work that way but there is just too much off the shelves and on the floor right now.  A little better organization and I will be back to stitching in my normal mode.

Have a great day and glad you stopped by.

Karen

48 comments:

Yvette said...

OOOH! That is really coming along nicely.

Strlady said...

I. am. loving. this quilt, Karen. It is growing beautifully! Nuff said!

Rose Marie said...

What a difference a few more blocks make! Lovely!!

Huisvlyt said...

Wonderful job! This is going to look great when finished.
Elzaan

Darlene said...

There you are! :-)

Love the way the basket project is growing!

Like you I need to clean up my sewing room - there are pieces/parts from past projects sitting around. Ugh!

pamina said...

woaw, i love all these baskets !

em's scrapbag said...

Beautiful progress on the basket quilt!

Loris said...

Hope you are sleeping better :-)
Your basket quilt is inspiring!
I love it!

scraphappy said...

Your blocks are all fitting together so nicely. It is beginning to look like a quilt. Enjoy your organization. Although it is no fun to do, it is no nice to have done.

Country Prims said...

Oh, I just love it-so my style:)

Glad you enjoying family time,

Blessings, Shazy x

Winona said...

Karen, these are looking great. Keep enjoying your family time.

Cheryl said...

Oh, is this looking cute!! Very prim. Love it. Good luck culling the stash. Easier said than done for me.

Diane H said...

That's going to a lovely prim quilt.

Aunt 'Reen said...

You've gotten a LOT more done - especially making 2 of each block!The applique looks terrific - this is going to be a wonderful quilt!
Doreen

Briarside Lane said...

Hi Karen! Welcome back to posting! I've had a bit of company, too, but no sleepless nights to sew. And the kids were in my "sewing room." :-/

Your baskets are just lovely... I love all the different shapes. I bet those letters were a bugger to applique... but they look great!

Lunch break is over for me... have a great afternoon!

...Karen
Beautiful day here! Breezy and 73 degrees.

Sherri said...

I love the baskets! I often have to clean up my sewing room floor before I can make any progress too...glad to know I'm not the only one!

Quilt Hollow said...

Indeed you have been missed but I remembered you said something about company.
You do way better than me with a sleepless night! Looks like that basket quilt is coming along beautifully!

paulette said...

Karen, you do incredible work!! Just stunning applique! I can't imagine doing this times 2! Yikes! Good for you!
Paulette

Melody said...

Gorgeous work, Karen. It is looking great.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

What cute baskets! I knew you were busy with company too, but I was looking forward to you posting again. :-) Chilly here. Have a good night!

Miriam said...

Wow, you have made great progress! I love all your baskets.
Have fun with your family.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh baby! I love that basket quilt more and more everytime I see it!!!!

Kathie said...

love the baskets :)
they look great!
keep going!
Kathie

Lori said...

Wow! it is coming right along. I LOVE it!!

PS, you are quite the overachiever too...making two of them!! LOL

WoolenSails said...

It looks so wonderful together, beautiful applique.

Debbie

Purple Pam said...

Your new basket quilt is working up very nicely. I see your Jack 'O Lantern block/quilt. I have a quilt hanging on the wall right now with that pattern. I saw it in a magazine and fell in love with it. So I made one! And I actually finished it. That was in my "finished" period (a long, long time ago).

Allie said...

LOVE your basket quilt - two at once, good for you! Your sleepless night sounds like me EVERY night. Once I'm asleep, I'm good for 8-9 hours, it's just the getting there!

90 degrees sounds good to me about now.

Carol said...

Those baskets are just wonderful!

Crispy said...

I'm loving the basket project!! Yep, sometimes we have to reorganize so we can create a new mess with different fabrics LOL.

Crispy

ranette said...

Great basket blocks...I really love them!

Enjoy your family.

Irishgirlsews said...

Your basket quilt is beautiful, I don't like pointy stars either!!LOL
Wendy

Barb said...

90 yikes! We're warm here in NJ at mid-70s, but very humid.
I wish I could teach my sometimes sleepless husband to quilt, lol.
Love your basket project!

Wendy said...

Those baskets are looking better and better has you build the quilt. Can't wait to see more.

Susan said...

I love this basket applique and your work is lovely. And for me, there is comfort in having fabric piled around me as I work :-) Enjoy your Indian summer!

Libby said...

I guess we all get Indian summer in different ways *s* Love your basket project - applique and America . . . . what's not to love?!?!?

Kaaren said...

Well, Karen I'll bet that your sewing room isn't as messy or in a state of disarray as our house is at the moment. There are boxes everywhere and bare shelves on most walls and I keep on thinking that I'm drowning in boxes. I'll probably have nightmares about boxes for the rest of my life!

Love your basket quilt. Actually I love everything that I've seen from Joined at the Hip.

deb said...

Love the way its coming along!!!!

Dixie said...

Your basket quilt looks great - those letters look like a lot of work, but they really add to the quilt, so glad you got through them. Points on stars - some days they just work out perfect, and others, not so well for me. Oh well, adds to the primitive effect! Your fabric choices are great too.

Micki said...

Just love the look of everthing...You did a wonderful job!
Micki

Sue-Anne said...

Your baskets look wonderful! i can relate to having too much fabric out of the shelves - makes for quite a mess.

Debbie said...

This is coming along great!

Behind My Picket Fence said...

Joined at the Hip and Jan Patek were both among my earliest favorites. And I still love their work. Your baskets are going to be way cool.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Karen, your Joined at the Hip project is going to be wonderful! I haven't been online very much, just hit and miss while I try to finish organizing my sewing space. Then when I have a sleepless night, I can go in, shut the door and work on what ever I please. It's coming along but still a few days away from finished. 90 degrees...and it snowed here a couple of days ago. Winter has arrived I'm afraid. Ah well, great sewing weather. Hugs...

Myra said...

Ooooo... Looking great so far Karen! 8-)

Tanya said...

Wow! love that basket quilt! You do such awesome work and I've enjoyed scrolling down to some of your other posts too!

Tanya~friendshipcrossing.blogspot.com

Alpha said...

Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.

missy said...

Hello,
I loved your baskets pattern from joined at the hip. I cant find the pattern anywhere, can you tell me which book its from?

Thanks, Melissa
melissaclayton50@yahoo.com

The Speckled Hen said...

Hi Karen .... I love the look of your blog and fell in love with your JATH basket wall quilt. I come back to this post often to admire it. I'm with Melissa above... Seeing yours has inspired me to search for it but cannot find the pattern anywhere on JATH. Did you combine several to make your own? ... Thanks, Rie
the.speckled.hen@gmail.com