QUILT INFO

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

Saturday, December 10, 2011

PITCHER OF BLOOMS

A new finish!
The pattern I used is called "Pitcher of Blooms" and is designed by Linda Brannock.  Found in the book "Miss Jump's Memories".  I had a problem with the large yo-yo flowers on the upper right stem.  The circles were large and when gathered yo-yo style, it left a large opening.  The back side of the fabric could be seen in the opening and did not look very good.  I cut circles of the same fabric and stitched them inside of the openings with the right side of the fabric up.  Problem solved.  The yo-yo flowers on the lower right were made from a woven plaid fabric and looked fine as is.  A long wall hanging.
I changed the header picture again.  This time I chose a quilt I finished last year called "The Nativity".  The pattern is by Cheri of "Wednesday's Quilts".


Take time to sew during this busy holiday season and stop back for another visit soon.

Karen

27 comments:

Libby said...

The Nativity is my favorite Christmas quilt - mine is going up today.
Love your Pitcher of Blooms *s*

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thanks for sharing your Nativity again. I know I commented last year how much I like it. It's the perfect depiction of the season.

Raewyn said...

Love your pitcher of blooms - the 3-D effect is lovely.

Shakerwood said...

Well, it looks just as cute as can be! Are you sleeping at all?

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Love the new header quilt! And Pitcher of Blooms is great! I like the 3D effect of the yo-yo flowers. Have a great weekend!

Julierose said...

That Nativity quilt is so pretty--how do you find time to applique; I really want to learn, but somehow, it seems there are so many steps and it takes so long to do....also, I am not good at circles, rounded curves etc, I did take a class long ago and the teacher assumed we all knew how to proceed--maybe that's holding me back.....at any rate--just love your site with the snowflakes, too. Julierose

tinabarbano@hotmail.com said...

felices fiestas y feliz navidad
te felicita por tus trabajos divinos
bsitos tina

cucki said...

i love it too..so beautiful.
hugs xx

em's scrapbag said...

Perfect solution for your problem.
Both of your quilts are beautiful.

omax2@jwvantuil.com said...

karen, what a pretty quilt/block!!
as for the problem with your yoyos - next time you make them, take larger stitches - the smaller you stitch (and I'm guilty of that), the looser/bigger your opening will be - sounds odd but that's how it goes.
I sure like your header too - great job!
Gerda in Alberta

A Quilter Awakens said...

Really lovely work. I am going to have to do a Brannock/Patek pattern one of these days.....Karmen

Pat said...

Love your Pitcher of Blooms!! Merry Christmas.

Lynn Koeppen said...

One of the coolest things about your blog is the way you change the headers! I love them.

Susie said...

Great work!

Allie said...

Love your new finish and really love The Nativity!!!

Janet O. said...

I love that Nativity quilt. Just wonderful!
Haven't touched my sewing machine in over a week, but I finally got the house decorated, the lights up outside, and started the baking and shopping.

Colleen said...

Karen, both of you quilts look wonderful. I really like that Nativity. Today ~ I sew!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

This is just beautiful!

Rosemary said...

Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog! Love your blog and your quilts! What gorgeous work! Please visit my blog often! Would love your opinion on whatever I end up posting!

Lori said...

I love that nativity quilt!! Perfect and prim for the season.

The floral wallhanging is really cute and I love the addition of yo-yo's.

Kyle said...

The nativity quilt is lovely and is perfect for keeping us focused. I'll have to look for the pattern. Happy Holidays.

Jeanne said...

Looks lovely! The nativity quilt is awesome, too.

Janet said...

Your nativity quilt is so perfect for a header, I love it.

I'm Myra said...

Your Pitcher of Blooms is wonderful Karen! Love the yo-yos. I have a yo-yo pattern or two waiting in my wings to be made... ;)

Another wonderful header photo!

Happy stitching!

Carrie P. said...

I noticed your new header. Love that quilt and your newest finish is so pretty.

Sue said...

Love your quilt in your header. Every time I visit, it's like opening up some Christmas presents :D
Love the Pitcher of Blooms. That is a beauty!

Merry Christmas!

Sue

Barb said...

I love your nativity quilt - it looks great as the header!