QUILT INFO

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

Thursday, December 29, 2011

STITCHING UP A STORM

We had our Christmas celebration a few days early so, while the rest of you were busy with family and friends, I was working on applique projects.  You will notice a change in the header picture.  It is a snowman wall hanging flimsy that I finished early last week.  I wanted to keep my Nativity quilt up through Christmas, so I am just now sharing the top with you.
The pattern for the snowman quilt is from "The Winter Book" by Jan Patek.  The pattern is called "The Winter Garden".  I am in a mood for snowman quilts.  No way are we going to have snow here in our part of Florida, so this is the only way I can build a snowman.  I hope to quilt it soon.  All the fabrics are from stash.

Next is the first applique block from a pattern set by Jan Patek and Alma Allen called "MillenNium Garden.
The pattern set has been out quite a while.  I was looking for a pattern idea that would use a fat quarter bundle of fabrics I have and decided to use them for this quilt.  I was able to find additional yardage online and am pulling some pieces from stash to add in also.

Next is a flimsy I completed that is a holiday design.  The pattern is called "Winter Wishes" and is from the book "Seasons Stitchin's" by Paula Stoddard.  I used the fusible applique method with machine stitched edges.  The patterns in the book are designed to be done that way.  A fast project.  All the fabrics were from stash.
Next up is a small wall hanging flimsy made from a pattern by Cheri Saffiote-Payne called "Sew Good".  I just realized that I did not add the embroidered words so will need to do that.
The pattern has three different quilts which makes it a bargain.  I already made one of the basket patterns in 2010.  You can see it here.  All fabrics used on the heart piece are from stash.

And last up is another flimsy I completed from a book by Jan Patek called "Homespun  Hearth".  The pattern I used is called "Partridge in a Pear Tree".  With a name like that, you would think of it as a Christmas design but it is not.  Cherie Ralston played a part in the design.
And now to answer your question.  Yes, I do sleep though not well at times.  These are smaller quilts and not complicated applique designs.  The stitching has gone fast for me.  Enjoy the pictures.  I hope to get the quilting done soon but I seem to bog down at that point.

Back to the sewing room.


Karen

44 comments:

  1. Great work on all these tops!! Looks like you've been having some fun sewing!!
    Happy New Year!!

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  2. Hi Karen! OH MY GOODNESS!!!
    I hope your "stitching storm" blows my way.

    These are wonderful! Your post was first up in my google reader, and I was hooked... had to look. You just may get me hooked on this prim stuff yet! I like some of it but that Winter Wishes is just theeeee cutest! DD is sitting here with me and she loves the "Partridge in a Pear Tree."

    Thanks for mentioning the pattern name/designer. Helps me a lot.

    Have a happy stormy stitchin' kinda day!

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  3. Wow, Karen, you are on Creative Fire lol!!! They are all wonderful.

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  4. So funny that you answered our question before we could ask it. I was trying to choose a favorite, but I can't make up my mind. First I thought the Snowman, then the Millenium Garden, then Winter Wishes, then back to Millenium Garden, and back to Winter Wishes. So I definitely have a "top three". I really love them all!

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  5. wow they are all so beautiful..i love them so much..
    love for you xx

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  6. Wow! You have been stitching up a storm! I love them all!!! Have a happy New Year!

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  7. I just love all those patterns and probably own several of them. Just have to find the books! Very well done1

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  8. I love your cozy new blog banner. Darling snowman with the birdie plopped on his head.

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  9. More stunning holiday appliqué projects!! As I keep telling myself need getting practice on appliqué, I think next year will be definitely the year for me :) I decided to play with a lot of holiday projects throughout the year :) Thank you for your beautiful inspirations. You sure moved me forward!!

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  10. Oh Karen, they are all wonderful! I can't choose a favorite~ they are all so cute! You have such an eye for choosing fabrics from stash and making gorgeous things! When I grow up I want to be like you!! :-)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. I love everyone of your tops. The colours are so me as are the designs. Our tastes are so similar. It makes me want to start on a new project, I'm thinking 1st January is a good day to do that. Today here in Auckland NZ it is wet, a perfect day for stitching.

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  12. My how you are a busy person! I love these so much. Just love applique and these primitive ones are just so sweet.

    I don't sleep that well often and at times I think I should get up and quilt something as I might get things finished better, but then I get rather lazy and start worrying about things instead! LOL

    Happy New Year!
    Sue

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  13. oh my gosh you have been stitching up a "blizzard" i believe....don't think even if i had my holidays early i'd have gotten as much accomplished, awesome works of art you have created.....

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  14. Dang Karen! You need to have my boys so I can work on my projects! LOL Loving them all but the eye catcher for me is certainly Winter Wishes!!! Love that striped candy cane in the basket!

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  15. Wow, you've definitely been stitching up a storm. Lots of fabulous projects - can't pick a favorite.

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  16. oh what great pictures-just love your new header picture-great stuff. Hope the quilting doesn't bog you down too much!
    Happy New Year!

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  17. A lot of beautiful quilts, the winter book is one I need to get, I love her patterns.

    Debbie

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  18. All of your quilts are so inspirational and makes me want to get busy! I recognize several of the patterns and some of the fabric that's still in my stash. My favorite is the snowman, way too cute. Happy quilting.

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  19. The Snowman and Winter Wishes are my favorites but all of your projects are amazing. You have really been busy!

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  20. You've been busy!!
    Thanks for sharing all your work as I enjoy seeing them.

    Jackie

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  21. You have inspired me...I need to drag out my Winter book and make that cute little quilt! I have many of Jan's books...need to get more made! Love how yours turned out! Have a Happy New Year!

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  22. Oh Karen! I love everything! That header quilt is awesome! Hope you had a fantastic Christmas :o)

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  23. LOL..I need a nap now just seeing what you have gotten done! I love them all....I seem to find myself drawing towards folk art/prim designs lately. As soon as I get some of my ufo's done, those will be on my list to do! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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  24. Just really lovely work you do...I did some machine quilting for the first time today on a log cabin lap quilt--I found it really hard. So used to the persnickety hand quilting that I have done for so long. Your machine appliquie is lovely...hoping to practice and learn to do this, too...julierose

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  25. WoW! You have been busy. They are all wonderful but I especially like the basket with the candy canes. I am really into candy canes this year. Made a whole bunch for my tree.

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  26. I love your fabric choices for Millennium Garden. The Partridge in a Pear Tree is pretty cute too!

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  27. Thanks for sharing all your great projects! They are so cute. I love anything with a snowman on it. Especially if he has a bird on his head.

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  28. Oh Karen I love each and every one so much - I really must see about adding some prim fabrics to my stash, I come here and just drool over all of your quilts! That snowman quilt is way too cute!

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  29. HOLY MOLY I love them ALL!!!! so nice and prim!!! LOVE!!!! you have been busy!!!!!

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  30. I'm very sure you have not been sleeping at all! I have trouble sleeping and have not accomplished half of what you have!

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  31. You make such wonderful things! I always enjoy seeing your projects.

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  32. all of your work is beautiful but i particularly like the millenium garden block and the partridge in a pear tree piece~!!~

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  33. What a fabulous collection of projects!! I love the Jan Patek patterns.

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  34. So prolific as usual and they are all so adorable. Happy New Year!

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  35. Yes, you are sewing up a storm! That first quilt is so cute. I love the bird on the snowman's head!!

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  36. Hallo Karen,
    How nice to visit my blog, so here I am to visit yours and enjoy it! Love snowmen too, last year we had more than enough snow, but this year it is much to warm for December and all that falls is rain! Love the things you made and hope you wil get to quilt them soon! Greetings from a wet Holland,
    Lida

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  37. What a feast of quilty joy! Hard to pick a favorite...well, no the header quilt with the snowman, birds and dog...Love it!
    You pick out the coolest projects to sew up :-)

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  38. They are all cute, but I especially like the basket with the candy canes. I also live in Florida and have visted your blog often. Enjoy your work.

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  39. And when did you start all these? Wow! That's quilt a line-up of finished projects. I've been busy cleaning and haven't gotten much sewing done this week. I love all your little projects! I think I have some of the JP books. I'd love to make the Partridge panel so I'll have to stop cleaning and go check.

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  40. I love all your little quilts. I'm sure they will be a breeze to quilt. Keep up the fab work. X

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  41. Love yoru pear tree, and of course all your projects! I am glad you have had some time to sew...Happy New Year!

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  42. Ok I just love every single quilt you are making....any chance of letting me "borrow" that snowman quilt???? Hugs,Mary

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