QUILT INFO

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

Monday, February 14, 2011

CATCHING UP

My DH says that I am trying to catch up for six weeks of not being able to sew.  I have been enjoying being back in the sewing room playing.
Yesterday, I finished the top "Santa in the Woods".  If you followed my posts from Saturday, you will remember that I participated in a Christmas Sew-Along.  Still needs quilting but plenty of time for that.

I made a Schnibble last week from the pattern "Madeline" using French General fabrics.  Enjoyable sewing.
I made the quilt top from a bundle of fat quarters instead of charm square packs.  I used four of the fat quarters to piece together backing.

Yesterday, I made two blocks for the 1880 Sampler Quilt.  There is a link on my sidebar to the patterns.  My blocks don't look particularly square in the pictures but I think it is the angle I took them at.

Below are pictures of all the wool on cotton basket block that I have finished the stitching on.  Two big blocks to go for the main body of the quilt.



Whoops, I see I repeated one of the wool basket pictures.

Next I made a sample block for "Blessings From the Hollow".
I am waiting on another jelly roll to arrive before making more blocks.  I am very pleased with the look of the block.

Off to do some stitching.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Karen

44 comments:

  1. Your blocks are lovely as usual. I think you must sew in your sleep, lol. This sampler you are doing called Blessings from the Hollow, where might I find info on it please.

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  2. Everything is just beautiful. Love the Schnibbles!! Yes, I have to agree with your DH you are catching up super fast!! :-)

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  3. Wow Karen, you have been busy. I love all of them, especially the Madeline quilt. Everything is lovely as usual. Glad you are able to be back sewing. Have a good day.

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  4. You have been making up for lost time. This post is so full I don't know which part is my favorite!

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  5. Karen you have been a busy beaver.
    I was watching your sew along progress and Loved the snowman. I love it even more that it is done. Great job. I always enjoy seeing your work. Thanks for sharing it.

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  6. You are really making up for lost time with all these gorgeous projects. Yummy!

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  7. I think I found where the Energyzer Bunny has been hiding out!! Great job and inspiration!!

    Pam

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  8. Your husband is right....just love all your quilty goodness today!! Glad you are back in the saddle again!

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  9. I should have know you'd have that Santa quilt top done in no time. It looks great.

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  10. She's back in the saddle again...and riding high!! Love ALL your stitching... your Santa Wall Hanging turned out BETTER than the picture in the magazine!! Madeline is my favourite Schnibble and your wool flower blocks...well let's just say I'm drooling!! Well done!!
    P

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  11. OMG, OMG, you've been super busy. So much eye candy on this post I had to read it several times.

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  12. Oh my goodness, you have been busy getting things done! I love all of your pictures, looks like you are having sew much fun!

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  13. Wonderful Karen - you sure have been busy! Love all that you've done - right up my alley! Your sharing is an inspiration to all of us to get going!

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  14. You have been busy! As always so nice to see what you've been working on.

    Love the applique blocks. Those are pretty.

    I love French General fabrics and that Schnibbles is so sweet:)

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  15. Karen, Your Santa turned out so cute. And I adore your basket blocks. I really love the Sunflower block. Those are my favorite flowers.

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  16. I'm glad you feel like sewing again! :-) I really like your Christmas quilt and would get that issue if I ever saw it around. It looks like a good one! I have made Wool Garden, too. It's really pretty, I need to sew my blocks together and finish it. Maybe I'll wait to see how you put yours together and quilt it? ;-) I keep thinking I want to tea dye it first, but worry about the wool bleeding, also I was thinking about changing the border because I was worried about the wool wanting to fall over, if that makes sense. So, I've been "thinking" about it...lol

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  17. You are back in the saddle again!! Don't you just love how everything made from the French General fabric is yummy! Your 1880 blocks look great~~may a grab your pics to post on my blog??
    We all love having you back to inspire us!

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  18. You are making up for time lost! Fantastic!!!

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  19. And your back doesn't hurt at all?! You go, girl!!

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  20. You truly are feeling better! My speedy gal is back! Lots of lovely eye candy here today Karen. I'm so excited to see your Blessings block!!!

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  21. Good gosh! you have been busy, I just love your wool flower baskets what pattern is that?

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  22. OK, now I'm tired. our husband is right, you are making up for lost time. And doing a great job of it! Everything is great, especially the Christmas quilt.

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  23. wow, there is some lovely stitching going on. feels good to be back, eh? love the santa block :-)

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  24. I see what your DH means. You really have been busy. I love Santa especially, but all the things you have been doing are great.

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  25. Wow, Karen. Did you take time to eat, breathe or sleep?

    I love everything...especially the wool-on-cotton...my fave!

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  26. WOW, I think you hubby is right LOL. What a collection of wonderful blocks and quilts. I really love all the wool blocks!!

    Crispy

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  27. Lots of pretty things but I'm totally in love with that Santa in the Woods! blessings, marlene

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  28. Good to see that you are feeling better and are back to sewing. Your work is beautiful!

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  29. All your projects look great! Looks like you are having tons 'o fun! Glad you are able to sew again!

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  30. Karen, My gosh, you ARE making up for lost time!!! I'm so happy that you are feeling so much better. I love everything you have been working on, but I especially like "Santa In the Woods", then there is a one of your beautiful flower baskets that just caught my eye...the long narrow one with the different shades of purple flowers in them. For some reason (maybe it's the purple) that basket really stands out for me. BUT...they are all beautiful. I can't wait to see the quilt they are going to be transformed into. We have just finished up the renovations we started in November so I'm ready for some sewing! In the meantime, I will continue to enjoy all the projects posting. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs...

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  31. Wow, Karen! W a y t o s e w!!
    My goodness, you are making up for all that down time. And such beautiful projects! I love those wool on cotton baskets!! And you made a Schnibble before me! Well, I think everyone has/will make one before me. sigh...
    Looking forward to the "Blessings From the Hollow," too... it looks like a nice block.

    Welcome back! ...Karen

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  32. Your wool blocks are beautiful, Karen. I'm building a wool stash for the future :-) Everything looks great.

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  33. You were more than ready to get back into sewing .... wonderful, wonderful progress!

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  34. Looks like you have been having fun with all that sewing you have been doing.

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  35. Wow, You are industrious. Unable to sew for very long would be difficult.
    I love the pieced back. I'm doing a lot of that since I'm trying not to purchase much...just spent $20 at the fabric store :(
    By the time I get my current project done I'll have enough fabric for 3 quilts.

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  36. all your blocks are so beatuful and the christmas top is sooooo cute!
    love the basket blocks ;-))) soo lovely!

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  37. I love all of the projects that you are working on!
    Micki

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  38. Wow! YOu have been busy. What beautiful creations!

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  39. So glad to see you are "back on the horse" and sewing your heart out :) The blessings from the hollow block was one of my favorites from the book and your version is gorgeous!

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  40. So glad you are back in the sewing room!!! Love your baskets, hmmm gorgeous wools! Great FQ backing!! Have fun stitching the flowers! Hugs, Daniëlle

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  41. Thank you for your comment Karen.
    Wow, you have wonderful applications and a very nice blog...

    gr.Heleni

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  42. A work of art in progess!! I can't wait to see all the wool blocks come together as one.

    I hope you are recovering well from your surgery. Take care!

    Valerie

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  43. Wow Karen! You are truly back in the sewing chair again!!! Good for you!!! 8-)

    I absolutely love your "Santa in the Woods", and your fabrics used on your Schnibbles are great!! Very striking! 8-)

    All your blocks are wonderful...

    Happy stitchings!

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  44. Those flower blocks are just beautiful! And the Santa top is really pretty as well! Love your Madeline quilt- I have that same pattern, and I plan to use my leftover scraps from my "Le Jardin" BOM- after finishing a couple more UFO's....

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