QUILT INFO

I used an Electric Quilt applique design and modified it slightly to make this basket block.

Monday, March 26, 2012

LOVE LETTERS BLOCK 3

The third block of "Love Letters" done.
The patterns for the quilt are in a Blackbird Designs book called "When the Cold Wind Blows".  I am doing Alma's version of the quilt.  I like how Barb and Alma each make their own versions of a pattern.  I was attracted to the colors in Alma's version.  Though I am not using all of the same fabrics, some are and others are similar to the originals used.  The blocks are large.  Twenty-eight inches square.  Though the applique pieces are not small, I find it hard to line up everything on the block and get it in place similar to the original.  I get tired of working on the quilt after doing a block, so I have only done three blocks.  I have shown the first two blocks previously on my blog but will add in a picture so you can see what they look like.

I started the project in July of 2010 so I am a bit slow on this project.  Six more blocks to go.  At the rate I am going, it may be another couple years before I finish.

Join me in stitching a while today!
Karen

33 comments:

  1. no matter how long you will need to finish this beauty, your blocks are really great!

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  2. Well, whenever it gets finished, it will be a beauty!!
    I love the shades of blue you are using.

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  3. The blocks are great! I've got the book, and I want to give it a try some day!

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  4. Lovely work!!! I'm just beginning an applique project, and so enjoy seeing others work! Thanks for sharing. The blocks are wonderful!!

    Blessings

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  5. This is my favorite one so far. Great job!

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  6. Wow those are labor intensive! But they are definitely beautiful. Take your time. It will be there tomorrow :o)

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  7. I understand totally karen but it is great that you can pickup and get going when you can. it looks fantastic!

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  8. It is a lovely block Karen. Keep in there, it will eventually get done. I've got an applique project I started in 2004. I've only done 5 of the 12 blocks. I've GOT to get back to that one. . .

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  9. I can see why you chose the colors you did, very soft and yet striking. Your blocks are beautiful as usual.:)

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  10. those blocks are so big. it will take a while to do them but they are sure looking good.

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  11. Beautiful blocks - you get so much accomplished, don't beat yourself up over this one taking a little bit of time.

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  12. So pretty - 28" is a big block - how many are there?

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  13. I love your Header quilt!! Very SWEET! But it's your 'When the CWDB' blocks that have me breathing heavy!! LOVE THIS QUILT!! I have the book and REALLY want to make this quilt...just need to improve my applique skills first!! Thanks for the inspiration!
    P

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  14. Those are beautiful blocks Karen! Some good quilts cannot be rushed but instead should be savored- that would work for just about every single one of mine! LOL

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  15. great blocks, your applique projects are always so lovely- I really like your rabbit header picture as well.
    I did spend some time stitching today...but it was quilting my machine not hand and I had a ball.

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  16. I love how your Love Letters block looks. Enjoy!

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  17. What a so lovely block !!! and a so large one !!!
    I love this quilt too and I understand that you choose to follow the pattern. It's really different but I learn with Sue Spargo's pattern to be less perfectionnist when I am applicating on a large block as you do. All the time, I was trying to make the same quilt as the pattern. Now, I am trying to do the best but to do mine ;)
    Hope you understand my impoverished english ;)

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  18. Hé again a lovely block! Slowly but surely! Greetings
    Lida

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  19. Gorgeous...!!!! This is such a wonderful pattern, your quilt is going to be stunning.

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  20. Your blocks a lovely. You are a lot further than I am. I bought the book in 2010 and still haven't chosen the fabric.

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  21. Your blocks are wonderful. I love Balckbird Designs. Your bunny header is delightful. It's fun to pull out a cute seasonal quilt and enjoy. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  22. I love the fabrics you have chosen and I like Alma's version too. You will finish it eventually.

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  23. Such gorgeous blocks!!!!!!! I love your new header quilt!!!

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  24. Your blocks are just gorgeous!

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  25. Your blocks look great Karen! That is my favorite Blackbird Designs book. I bought up enough fabric to do almost everything in there. I hope mine looks as good as yours. :)

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  26. That is wonderful. Love the pattern and the fabrics used. Great job!

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  27. It looks great. I love Blackbird designs and have made many. I see you are in Florida. My DH is about to start a job in Ocala. Is that near you? Perhaps we could inspire each other to finish!

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  28. LOVE your easter bunny header - fabulous colors.
    The Cold Wind blocks are equally pretty. More amazing projects! Thank you for sharing.

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  29. Your Love Letters block is beautiful, as are all your blocks.

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  30. As long as you enjoy the process it doesn't matter how long it takes. Beautiful blocks.

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  31. Beautiful blocks. I love this quilt and most other things done by Blackbird Designs.

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  32. Hi Karen, WOWser ....you are one busy lady....love, love your blocks, I only have one done and I love your colors!!! Keep up the beautiful work! They are big blocks but when finished this will be a Beauty!! Hugs, Mary

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