QUILT INFO

Liberty Houses is shown in the header picture. It is a Jan Patek pattern in her book "Liberty Garden".

Thursday, June 30, 2011

BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS

Beginnings and endings to share with you.  First of all the endings.
"Let It Snow" is complete.  All the noses stitched, embroidery done, and snaps added for the mouths and noses of the snowmen faces.  And machine quilted.  The pattern is by Farmhouse Threads.  Below is a picture of the backing.  I had several 2 1/2 inch strips left over from the line of fabrics used for the quilt top.  I sewed several together and created the backing.
Next are the three doll quilts from the same Kathleen Tracy pattern that I shared pictures of the tops in the last post.
I have completed the eagle wall hanging top as far as I am taking it.  The pattern is from a 2008 quilt magazine pattern by Karen Witt.  I decided that my piece was big enough as it is now and chose to leave off the next round of the medallion and the final border print.  I don't know when it will get quilted.
I finished the "Bible" block of Noah's Ark that I was working on.
And finally is a ship block that I made as a test for a new quilt.  The pattern is in an older Red Wagon Designs book called "Collections".  I made freezer paper templates for several of the block parts so I could rotary cut around them and save a little bit of time.  The block went together fine but I really had to pay attention to what parts went where.  Two of the sails utilize the same templates.  The other two are different.  One of those other two is very similar to the two identical ones.


A rainy day here and good for stitching which I will be doing more of this evening.  Stop back soon.

Karen

44 comments:

  1. Your snowmen are so cute! I have admired that Bible quilt too. You are making great progress.

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  2. I love your Let It Snow....too cute! blessings, marlene

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  3. Love your Let it Snow...how do you get so much accomplished? Love all your projects!

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  4. While out today I stopped at Wal-Mart to see about black snaps...argh! Living in this small town at times drives me crazy! We need more shops to my liking. No snaps. Actually they had a card of snaps that were half silver and half black....small.

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  5. Geeez......met to say how much I like your quilts too!!

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  6. I have that Snowman Pattern, I love it, but haven't pulled it out and made it. Hmm, I just might have to revisit that drawer of patterns. Very nice work you shared, I really like your header quilt too.

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  7. Oooh I love the snowmen! And the little quilts are so cute. Noah's Ark is still a fave here, but love the ship too! Have a happy weekend!

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  8. The snowmen are delighful!
    And I really like those sailboats.

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  9. What a wild backing for you snowman quilt! You sure had a lot of show and tell this post. All are very nice.

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  10. I am so in love with your snowmen and the eagle.

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  11. What a great bunch of blocks, but the last one, the sailboat needs to be made into a 'real' quilt, using those stripes, for more blocks. Clever girl!!!

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  12. Great new header, I miss out on those things when I just read from google reader.
    I think the snowman quilt is just as cute as can be.
    All the quilt parts are great but you know how certain things just catch your eye and one of those is the sail boat, love it.

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  13. The eagle is still my favorite, but I'm loving that sailing ship too! I have that Red Wagon book too, don't you love it?

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  14. Those snowmen are just too cute. Everything is just wonderful. Great finishes.

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  15. Oh they are all wonderful! I love them all!

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  16. The snowmen are so cute, love the orange noses. Great idea for the backing.

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  17. The snowmanquilt is sooooooo cute!!!!

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  18. Love love love that eagle quilt, and the snowmen one is too cute. I love the color scheme. What line is that children's print from? I have a small piece and would love more, but I can't find the line. I saw some of the original on eBay, but, ouch, too rich for my blood. :)

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  19. Your snowmen are delightful! Love the line from the song stitched on the border. I'll be singing it all day now.... and annoying everyone!

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  20. You've been busy! I really love the snowman quilt,but like the previous commenter, now I'm going to be singing that song all day!

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  21. Love the snowman quilt and I am enjoying your Bible blocks. The rain has been nice but I am looking for the sunshine too. Have a beautiful day. Hugs, Marie

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  22. WOW you have been doing a LOT of sewind!! Everything looks wonderful....the eagle quilt will be a great one for the patriotic holidays :0)

    Crispy

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  23. Love love love your snowmen!!!So darn cute, just gotta make myself one, and the back is perfect too!
    Wendy

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  24. Lots of fabulous finishes!! Thanks for the reminder that strip piecing the backing from leftovers is a great stash buster!!

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  25. Let It Snow is fabulous! I love how it turned out!

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  26. Let It Snow is WONDERFUL! Love the back too. Your blocks are all great, Karen, and I really like the ship but I don't think I'd be able to keep the pieces straight!

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  27. Woo-Hoo! Busy busy lady!! The ship is pretty cool. I can see how the sails are so similar. I adore the color you chose for that block too.

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  28. So glad your snowmen are finished. Mine are "resting" for a few more days but need to finish the top before I head out next Friday.

    Love, love, love the blues you used in the sailboat block.

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  29. Yippee for the cute snowman finish!!!

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  30. Love your Let It Snow quilt. It is just so cute! Your doll quilts are so special. The eagle is wonderful. Makes me want to pull out some r/w/b fabrics and make one.

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  31. I absolutely love the Snowman quilt! SO clever! Thanks for sharing all the inspiration! :o)

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  32. Ohh you have been busy Karen! Love your projects as usual. Thank you for sharing!

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  33. Oh my goodness look at your busyness! You continue to keep me in awe!!!

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  34. Super cute snowman quilt! I just saw Kathleen Tracey's quilts up close and personal at my quilt guild-they are all fabulous! Love your little quilts!

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  35. You have some great projects in the works! Really love the ship block - have that book and really admire that quilt! Bravo!

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  36. Congrats on your finishes! I love your Snowman quilt - the front and the back of it! That is a great way to use up some of the leftover strips.

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  37. Hello Karen, I enjoyed your post....Let it Snow is cute.you have achieved much..Warm Regards, Lyn

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  38. Wonderful finishes Karen! Good use of left overs for the backing of your Let it Snow quilt!! 8-)

    Your Eagle is looking done to me!!! Good idea to leave off extra borders...

    Wonderful finish of your Bible block, and your Ship block is great!!

    Have a wonderful 4th of July tomorrow!! 8-)

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  39. It is always a delight to see what you are working on. The snowmen turned out so cute, and I love the little doll quilts.

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  40. I love your let it snow quilt. Snowmen are great - I collect them :-)

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  41. You've been a busy girl! Love the snowmen, they are adorable.

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  42. I love the snowmen quilt. Thanks for sharing it and the pattern source.

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