QUILT INFO

The quilt in the header is made from a Cheri Payne pattern called "Twelve Days of Christmas"..

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:

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

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  2. 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.

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

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

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  5. 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!

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  6. 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

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

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  8. i love it too..so beautiful.
    hugs xx

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

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  10. 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

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

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  12. Love your Pitcher of Blooms!! Merry Christmas.

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

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

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  15. 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.

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

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  17. 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!

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  18. 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.

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

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  20. Looks lovely! The nativity quilt is awesome, too.

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

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  22. 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!

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

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  24. 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

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

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