QUILT INFO

The quilt shown in the header is from a pattern by Ginger Cookie Company caled "Basket of Sunflowers".

Monday, December 13, 2010

WORKING ON A UFO

I spent yesterday stitching down the wool on four basket applique blocks.  You can see all the blocks I prepped here.  I will show you a picture of the ones that I completed the hand stitching on.
I like flowers but am not good at being able to identify more than a few kinds.  I don't know if these represent real flowers or not.  I have eight blocks left to stitch.

I am sure you remember this quilt from the previous post.
Well, it is on its way to the post office.  Being mailed to Mary at Quilt Hollow.  It is her quilt.  She purchased the block of the month kits, I have done the stitching, and she will complete the quilt.    It is part of a trade we agreed to and has worked out well.  She gave me freedom to change any of the blocks I wanted to.  She also gave me additional fabric from the same line to add to some that I had in my stash.  I can make the same quilt for myself or at least part of it but want a little break first.  I will work on other projects.  As I said, it is a trade of time and talent.

I have mentioned the quilt pattern name on previous posts but not on the last one.  Have had several e-mails asking about it.  The pattern name is "Piece and Plenty" and was a block of the month by Moda University.  It was available through some quilt shops probably in 2008 or 2009.  I have not been able to find it anywhere online at this time.  The blocks were designed by a variety of people thus the different styles within the quilt.

I had an e-mail from a new blogger.  She has posted a picture of her quilt made from the same pattern.  Different fabrics.  Please stop by and pay Lia a visit.  Here is a link to her blog.  It is in Dutch.  Her e-mail to me was in English so don't hesitate to leave her a comment if you care to.

Back to my stitching.

Karen

29 comments:

  1. Love your little wool flower baskets!! Love them! Sounds like you worked out a very nice trade. The quilt turned out to be so stunning. You did a wonderful job!

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  2. Your work is lovely. The flowers and baskets are great. The sampler quilt is really looker. You will probably have to make yourself one after seeing how it turned out.
    Sheila

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  3. Karen, I love your basket blocks...and the quilt is just wonderful...now that is some arrangement the two of you have....nothing like bartering!

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  4. Ooooh, lucky Mary. I'm sure she will make it look even lovelier after she's worked her quilting magic on it. Great job again, Karen.

    I visited Lia's blog and saw what a wonderful job she did on hers. It's amazing how the different fabric can change the look.

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  5. Lovely little wool baskets. I like the flowers too :-)
    And yeah for Mary! She will make this quilt even more beautiful with her quilting. How cool she gets to enjoy your wonderful stitching!

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  6. You are always working on something pretty!
    That was really neat to see the same quilt in different colours...it makes a big difference to take the blue out. I love them both!

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  7. Your blocks are lovely! And so is that quilt. What a neat arrangement you have with Mary. It's just beautiful. I love everything about it.
    I know her quilting will be wonderful as well :)

    Merry Christmas

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  8. Ya know, I was thinking that looked familiar..I bought the entire set of BOM from someone quite awhile ago and did one or two but haven't touched em in a LONG time. Wanna do mine for me? HAHA

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  9. I love your little wool baskets! I made those baskets this summer, too, but I haven't gotten around to putting them together yet. Are you going to use the same setting they used at Primitive Gatherings? I can't quite decide what to do with mine.

    A friend gave me one of the basket kits because she had only gotten one and she doesn't work with wool. I put it on a wool background and made a pincushion out of it to give her for Christmas. It turned out really cute - I loved the wool background with the flowers.

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  10. Love your wool blocks, Karen. I can't identify many flowers, either. LOL

    Awesome deal made with Mary! I had the complete kits for the same quilt and sold it last summer - made someone very happy. :-)

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  11. Beautiful baskets of poseys. I especially like the purple one! LOL!

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  12. WOW! Great barter!! Luck Mary *wink* *wink* hahaha! A stunning quilt that Mary will finish off beautifully! Now you have to make one for yourself! Your wool flowers are wonderful!! I was drooling over them over at Lisa's blog....I love all her stuff!! Take care and keep stitching..I'm sure you will be finished your wool quilt by morning!! :o)
    Paulettexo

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  13. I think they call this Fair Trade Quilting. This is a fantastic quilt, I would say that Mary comes out ahead on this deal! Wonderful work here, Karen. :-D

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  14. Mary is a lucky woman. I am sure she will adore the quilt when it is completed.
    Elzaan

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  15. Love your new blocks! I'm not good at naming flowers either, I recognize a few but that's it. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished quilt on Mary's blog.

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  16. Ooohh, I can name your flowers - there's a lilac one, a white one, a blue one and a red one. There, how helpful was that?

    I love hearing about barters like the one you did with Mary, and I did with Paulette, they are such fun.

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  17. The wool baskets are just lovely!! I keep saying that someday I'll try working with wool, the projects done with it are so homey looking LOL.

    Crispy

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  18. Your wooly flower blocks are so pretty!!
    How fun to make a trade with Mary. Bartering is fantastic!

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  19. Secret's out....love it and can't wait to see it in person. You have been my angel!

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  20. Loving your basket blocks here! I really love your BOM quilt...and that is wonderful that you and Mary have collaborated so nicely!!! Love it! I need your snail mail addie, too.

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  21. I am not good at naming flowers either but I love your baskets.

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  22. I have a hard time identifying flowers, too. In life and in quilts. My favorite here are the bottom left *s*

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  23. She'll love it - its wonderful.
    UFOs....I'm proud. I stated 2 new projects this week for chirstmas - oops.

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  24. Lucky Mary .... what a wonderful job you did!!!

    Your wool baskets are lovely!

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  25. Karen, your wool blocks are fabulous. I just saw the quilt over at Mary's blog. Great swap you two are doing. You did a fabulous job.
    I went over to see Lia's quilt and it looks so pretty in the colors she used too.

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  26. How funny that I read Mary's blog before this one. Had no idea - what a great barter. Your work is wonderful (I know I've said that before LOL)! You're almost making me want to do something in wool....almost :).

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  27. What a beautiful quilt and how wonderful that you and your friend worked out a mutually beneficial arrangement! Quilting friends are just the best. Just love seeing this one all put together, and just in time for Christmas. You are an inspiration!

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  28. Great trade!!!! Love your wool blocks too!! Happy sewing, Daniëlle

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  29. Great baskets you are working on now Karen!!! 8-)

    If you Google
    "Piece and Plenty" quilt pattern, quilters will see more of this wonderful quilt pattern...

    Love the pattern... What a wonderful trade of time and talent!!! 8-)

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