QUILT INFO

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

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wool Garden and Blessings From the Hollow

The wool on cotton blocks have all the stitching done and have been sewn together with the rickrack.  The top now goes to Mary of Quilt Hollow to work her magic with machine quilting.  This is her quilt and it has been enjoyable doing the stitching for her.  I think she plans to do some fancy stitching on it.  The wool border is to be attached after the quilting and binding are done.
Next is a quilt top I recently completed.  It is made using the pattern "Blessings From the Hollow" which is in Kim Brackett's book "Scrapbasket Sensations".  The quilt in the book was made by Mary who has the "Quilt Hollow" blog.  She used the Moda line of fabric called Blessings.  I was able to find two jelly rolls of the fabric at a good sale price and also yardage for the backing from the same line.  I liked Mary's choices of which fabrics she put together for each block and did the same.  I like the way the top turned out.  Now to have it quilted.
The last thing I want to share with you today is an applique block.  It is not laying quite flat on my design wall and I will have to check if there is an adjustment that needs made or if I just didn't hang it very well.  The block will look familiar if you look back here.  It is the same as one of the blocks I appliqued for Mary last fall.  Her quilt top is complete and now I am making one for myself.  The project will probably be a while in the making because I have other applique projects I want to work on at the same time.
I have other pieces and parts already stitched for the quilt.  Some of the filler blocks.  This is the first applique block though.

It is a rainy day here.  We need it so I won't complain.  A good day to sit and stitch.  Nice to have you visit and come back soon.

Karen

39 comments:

  1. I just stand in awe of your speedy and lovely work.

    I love how the rick-rack ties that first quilt together. I love rick-rack:)

    I love that fabric also that Mary used for her quilt and yours turned out so beautifully.

    Love, love the applique block and those fabrics too. Just gorgeous.

    Happy day.

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  2. Your appliques are so beautiful. Especially love the wool designs...Mary is SEW going to love it. Lovely work!

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  3. Just too beautiful for words.

    I have that applique garden kit and once I finish the other wool project I am working on I am getting it out.

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  4. Lots and lots of eye candy! :-)

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  5. Wow Karen you've been busy.
    Love the use of the rickrack.
    Love the quilt and all the great colors and the applique block is wonderful.

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  6. Beautiful quilts, the red tulips are wonderful (one of my favorite flowers) Its rainy here today also, getting lots of sewing done & even got a big ol' pot of chili started! I guess that means I get to quilt until midnight or later....YIPPEE
    Wendy

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  7. Karen, I always love to see your work. It is so inspiring. I love applique, but I'm not very good at it. I guess I just need to practice, practice. You blocks are gorgeous.

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  8. Hi Karen,
    All your quilts and projects are lovely. You do such nice work. Your new applique is going to make a gorgeous quilt.

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  9. Your quilt top is beautiful, Karen:) The applique block looks good and I love the header:))

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  10. I'm such a sucker for wool. :) I love that quilt - it's a pattern I don't have but I've seen it before and always wonder why I don't have it! The appliqued block is lovely - especially that blue fabric. blessings, marlene

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  11. Beautiful! I love all that you've been working on. Have a happy day!

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  12. Ohhh.. well done Karen.. have to confess....this quilt Wool Garden is not finished around here.. have a few blocks made.. cant figure out why I havent finished it..:O))

    Love the tulip block.. very very pretty..:O))

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  13. It's a rainy day here too. I love your applique block. The rickrack quilt is sweet. Hugs

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  14. You've really been busy. Everything looks so pretty.
    I had trouble with that block when I made it too. I think the block on point is a little too big for the space it goes into. But, as I always say, it will quilt out... It is truly a beautiful block.

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  15. Ohhhh Karen, it's beautiful block. XoXo

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  16. Everything is just perfect, as always! I really like the bottom block- it is really pretty.

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  17. Beautiful work Karen - particularly love the colours in the Scrapbasket Sensations quilt.

    Love Julia x

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  18. Awesome stuff, Karen. I especially L-O-V-E the wool-on-cotton. Bet you already knew that, huh? *wink*

    You are definitely the most prolific quilter I know...and all your projects are stunning.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Gorgeous - love that rick rack, and that last block is really sweet! Love the Blessings From The Hollow quilt, what a neat design.

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  20. You are back to making those adorable baskets! I loved that quilt.

    Is that large ric-rac between the wool blocks? How did you attach that? I love it!!!

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  21. You can accomplish more than 10 people I think LOL!! Great looking Blessings from the Hollow quilt. Mary did a great job and so did you.

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  22. Beautiful work as always Karen! I have stayed away from the computer all week and spent time in the sewing room....just catching up on blogs now...you have been busy!

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  23. I love everything you make. Just makes me want to get into the sewing room and sew something.

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  24. Great post--- That applique block sings to me. I don't know if it's the color combo of the pieces themselves. The wool Garden piece will brighten everyone's summer.

    Rainy days, snowy days, never make me sad-- I just pick up my needle and thread....
    Be good...

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  25. Love your header - it made me smile this morning - those bunnies are too cute!
    Your baskets look fantastic, and rick rack is wonderful!!
    Great new block too

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  26. You are a fast stitcher! You already know how much I like the wool baskets...such a pretty quilt.
    I also think the Blessings quilt is a beauty.

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  27. lovely!
    is every flower different?
    what was her design inspiration, do you know?

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  28. Your bunny quilt in your header is so darn cute! And I love the Wool Garden quilt. All of your quilts turned out beautiful!!! How do you get so much done?

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  29. I enjoy seeing the photos of your work. I haven't done much applique in a long time and seeing your block is nice. :)

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  30. Wow, Wow and Wow! You are amazing girlfriend and so darned Speedy! I think every comment I make is sounding the same. You know I feel...you are the best!

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  31. Mary's quilt is wonderful and I love the new applique block. I'm starting to get back in the mood to do some handwork soon. Your's inspires me.

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  32. Both quilts are wonderful Karen!! You are off on a good start with your wool quilt :0)

    Crispy

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  33. Your wool applique is fabulous, I bet it's dream to stitch. You're so prolific, what fun.

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  34. Busy, busy girl! Glad you're feeling better and are able to get lots done. Great projects!

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  35. Always such lovely things you work on.
    I can't wait to see Mary work her magic.

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  36. Wow Karen! You've been busy!!! You work on Mary's quilt looks wonderful, and I love your Blessings from the Hollow quilt top!!! What a great pattern!!!
    Your Seasons stitchery quilt look lovely! Nice job, and I love the look of your Madeline!!
    Happy stitchin'!! 8-)

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