QUILT INFO

The quilt in the header is made from a Sarah Sporer pattern called "Pond Racing".

Thursday, October 7, 2010

APPLIQUE PROJECTS UPDATE

I have been stitching and stitching and loving every minute of it.  Here are some pictures of what I have been working on.
Another block for the Designer BOM I have been working on.  The basket part of the block was paper pieced and then appliqued onto the two bottom squares. Second, the handle appliqued to the top two squares.  Third, the two parts were joined together and then the flowers and leaves added.
This is a section of filler for the BOM.  The individual blocks are 4 inches finished, so the little baskets were small to work with.
Some more filler blocks.  Fun to piece.
I have been visiting Tom Miner Quilts and Folk Art blog.  Nancy has been working on blocks from a Jan Patek set of patterns called "Collections".  I have had the set of patterns for a good while but had not taken the steps to starting the applique.  Nancy inspired me to get started on the quilt.  This is one of my favorite blocks from the set of patterns.  I took the photos on a dark brown chair so my block background doesn't show all that well being as it is also a brown.
The house block is the first one I did from the same set of patterns.  I had parts prepped for the block for quite some time but had not done any of the stitching.  I like houses on quilts, so I like this one very well.

I have more close to being ready to share with you.  I am off to my favorite stitching chair to get busy on that.

Karen

38 comments:

Sinta Renee said...

I love all of your projects!!! The basket & applique is adorable... and those sweet little baskets too. And houses are just my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

Winona said...

Karen, all of your blocks are just adorable. You do such a good job. Enjoy your day of stitching. Winona

Yvette said...

I love all of it.

I wonder if I sneak out of the office and go home and stitch if anyone would notice. LOL

solomi558 said...

Nice basket block---cottonreel

Jen said...

Such pretty baskets! I like hoses on blocks too, so that cabin block is so cute! Can't wait to see them all finished!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, they are all so great but I really do like the first basket especially the way you pieced the background block

Loris said...

Love those blocks! Really nice work!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Karen, All of the blocks are just wonderful. I have fallen fast and hard for the Primitive designs. Something about them just 'speaks to me'. I can't wait to see these blocks in their finished projects.
Hugs...

Janet said...

What beautiful applique! I love that first basket - the fabrics are so pretty and the shape of the basket and handle are fun. Thanks for sharing the construction method.

Marcela said...

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Oh Karen! I come to thank you for your words fill me with joy! Especially coming from someone who is an expert on the subject! A big kiss and thanks for stopping to encourage me!

Barb said...

Seeing what all you are doing sure gets those creative juices going.

Sharon said...

I'm going home sick so I can appliuqe today. LOVE every pic you showed here today, I just pulled a Jan book out of my library and was getting inspired for autumn!

*karendianne. said...

Oh my gosh would you look at these! Not to sound corny but your work, it made my heart beat faster and my imagination spark with delight. Oh Karen! What joyful work. I was taken in from the first piece and couldn't stop. "You're so much fun a quilter!" *karendianne said with a little glee in her tone.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow they all look great you have been busy...

Lori said...

I love them! The basket BOM is so adorable! But my favorite is the folk art style Patek blocks!! You have been so busy!

Colleen said...

Oh more quilty goodness! I love the Patek patterns and the basket... nice work Karen!

Kaaren said...

Wow, Karen! Your needle must be smoking from all the work you've given it.

I love everything!

paulette said...

OMGosh!! I love all your projects!!
You Go Girl!! (Do you sleep?)
Paulette

Cheryl said...

You have been busy! I have some handwork to share if you run out. LOL

Quilt Hollow said...

I've got the biggest smile on my face right now. YOU ARE AMAZING!!

Chris said...

You have been a busy girl. Is it cold and perfect for sewing indoors?

Margaret said...

Oh gosh, you're in my zone now. I looove applique! And I love Jan Patek too! All the applique loveliness is just wonderful!

Crispy said...

Wow so many lovely pieces being created at your house!! 4 inch blocks would be a challenge to handle!!

I LOVE the house block!!

Crispy

Allie said...

You sure are busy with some wonderful projects!!! I love them all, the colors are wonderful and the designs are too!

Huisvlyt said...

Goodness me. You are stitching up a storm!! Your work is lovely. I love seing your progress, because it inspires me to go further when I feel I can't...
Elzaan

Christine said...

as always they are all beautiful...love the collections basket

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh man, I have always wanted that set of patterns and to make that quilt (collections) - isn't it wonderful! I love your blocks. And I LOVE that basket block, that one is just wonderful!

Stina said...

Wonderful... :o) Especially the Jan Patek ... these are lovely.. perfectly prim.. loved those blocks really much.. well done!!! :o)

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I love Jan Patek patterns; I think this will be nice. But then, all your quilts are very nice.

orchidlover said...

Love the blocks, especially all the baskets

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Lily said...

Hello, thanks for your visit.Your work is lovely. KIsses.

Darlene said...

Wow, you continue to stay super busy!! Lots of productivity from your corner of the world. As usual I love it all. :-)

Mimi said...

I love all your folksy blocks!

Irishgirlsews said...

Love all your blocks, the fabric choices you used are great, can't wait to see the finished quilt! I love applique.....
Wendy

Dixie said...

What a wonderful collection of blocks. Your color choices just pop, and they all turned out great!

Wendy said...

Wow more baskets, how can I resist. Love the Collections basket.

Purple Pam said...

Your basket blocks are great. I like your Snowbound block, too. How are you going to quilt the embroidery baskets quilt? I always wonder how to quilt something that has embroidery.

Rose Marie said...

Great sets of baskets! Your applique is wonderful ....