QUILT INFO

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

Friday, February 10, 2012

A PRODUCTIVE DAY

Yesterday was a productive day quilting wise.  I was able to stitch down the wool applique pieces on two Buttermilk Basin patterns.  January and February's blocks though what they have to do with the months escape me.

I finished stitching down the wool applique pieces on another "Walking Rabbit" piece.  This will now go to a good friend to do whatever she would like to with it.

And I did the applique on the "Hospitality" block from the "Collector Series".

This morning, I added the narrow red border to the heart quilt I showed on yesterday's post.  Now I have run into a problem.  There is not enough of the dark brown fabrics in the kit to do the 1/2 square triangle border.  I am not finding anything similar in my stash.  I used to have some of the browns from the Porch Swing line but I could not find any this morning.  So here is what the piece looks like now with the red border.
I may just get creative with the fabrics that are left from the kit and do a different border.

Time for my soap opera and some stitching on another of the Buttermilk Basin blocks.

Karen

33 comments:

  1. You are an applique machine! Look at you go. I was trying to figure the correlation on the Jan/Feb blocks and I also drew a blank, but they are very nice looking!
    Gotta love the walking rabbit! So cute.
    You could put out a call to blogging friends for the fabrics you need, if it is important to make the border as designed. But if you want a finish now you can probably do something that looks great with what you have on hand.

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  2. Beautiful applique and what a lovely rabbit!
    groetjes Marijke

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  3. Those monthy blocks are very sweet. Maybe there isn't meant to be any correlation with the month blocks. I don't know for sure.

    I really love the added red border to your wall quilt. That is just a perfect blend of fabrics together. I'm sure you'll whip something up if you decide to add the last border.

    Have fun with the rest of your stitching.

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  4. the thing with primitive stuff is that it's so easy to wing it! i love your applique work. it makes me want to do better.:)

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  5. All your projects are terrific! I am in love with the rabbit on a walk!!

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  6. I am in love with that rabbit. He makes me smile. His name?
    Your other blocks are NICE...you are so fast!

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  7. The blocks are lovely!! Beautiful applique. The red border really makes the hearts POP! Love it.

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  8. I love the sheep and the pear! Those are the cutest blocks ever. I think the plaid that you used for the stems and leaves would make a nice border on your heart quilt. You probably don't have a lot of that left over either. You are amazing.

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  9. Very productive and gorgeous work all round. Hard to pick a favourite out of those :-)

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  10. Your blocks look so pretty!! I love the primitive look - you're an inspiration - now I need to get down to my quilting room :o)

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  11. Now that's some great progress. It's wonderful when you can get so much done on one day!

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  12. Just lately a productive day for me means getting out of bed LOL the cold I had has sapped most of my energy and work accounts for the rest...but feeling much better today...it's Saturday and I am about to go into the sewing room (ignoring all house cleaning jobs that are glaring at me) .....I can't see them in the sewing room! love your work!!! and that rabbit is so cute! .....

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  13. Nice work, I could be jealous for all your productivity but it wouldn't do me any good.
    I may have some browns I will give a peak at my stash.

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  14. Gorgeous! Looooooooove the walking rabbit block!!!

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  15. Fabulous projects - I adore the walking rabbit!!
    I think it would be nice for you to work your maginc and improvise a border since you are short on the brown - very personalized that way.

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  16. Nice work Karen.

    Where are you in FL? I am SE.

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  17. I love these blocks. Your wool works are so fantastic.

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  18. Nice blocks, but I don't understand what they have to do with the months either - maybe they're not meant to depict them? They're lovely anyway! LOVE that rabbit. He is just too cool. The pineapples are great too!

    Gosh I like the quilt just with the red border! I know however you do it, it will look awesome.

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  19. Definitely very productive!

    You know I love the rabbit (aka wabbit - lol)

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  20. I understand why it was so productive this morning for you....And everything is wonderful...How cute is Mr.Rabbit going to find a friend...The appliqué wool is fantastic!!. What to say about the top...I have not much word for this...But again is marvelous..
    Good job is what you have done.
    Now take a rest during the week-end...Ja, ja, ja..and enjoy
    Hugs

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  21. How productive you are! I especially like "walking bunny". It gives me a big smile :) To be creative is a good thing, isn't it? Can't wait to see what you'll come up with.

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  22. Okay, the strolling bunny is the cutest thing ever! Have we seen him before in cottons?
    I know you will come up with something clever to finish up the heart quilt top.

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  23. Wow - you have been very productive! I love your heart quilt, even with the pieced border.

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  24. This heart quilt is lovely! Get creative! Go for it!

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  25. Pineapples and pears - some of my favorite fruit . . . to eat and for quilts, too *s*

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  26. I like the red border. I agree with you - I don't know what those motifs have to do with the months but I really like them.

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  27. The Walking Rabbit is so cute! I actually love all of the quilt blocks. Your posts are always so interesting :)

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  28. Such cute blocks - I especially like the pineapples. I think improvising something for your border is a fabulous idea!

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  29. You were really productive! Your walking rabbit is darling. But I really like your Hearts, Flowers and Chocolate block, with and without the brown border.

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  30. Great progress on your projects! The walking bunny is wonderful, and the fabrics you are using in the hearts, flowers and chocolage are wonderful. Hope you finish by V day!

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  31. I absolutely love the Walking Rabbit, he seems to know exactly where he's going, and why!

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