QUILT INFO

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

Saturday, March 17, 2012

OHIO MIAMI VALLEY QUILTS - NEW PROJECT

A good while ago, I purchased the book "Album quilts of Ohio's Miami Valley"  by Sue Cummings.  I have decided to create my own version with inspiration from blocks in the many pictures of the quilts that are in the book.  The book is not a pattern book but a historical study of the album quilts unique to this area of the country.  Here are my first two blocks.  The background fabric is a natural color.  I lightened the photos a bit as the sewing room was a bit dim today.

 

There are so many block ideas in my head that it is hard to pick which ones I would like to make.  Many of the quilts had an eagle.  Most were variations of the same pattern.  I knew I wanted the eagle.  The Pomegranate block looked like easy applique so I chose that for my second.  Now back to the drawing board.  Stop back soon to see my progress.
Karen

29 comments:

  1. I have that book too. It's great. You blocks are wonderful.

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  2. Here you go again getting creative. Love your blocks.

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  3. You amaze me, Karen! Great job on designing and creating these blocks. Look forward to more!

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  4. oh wow! i am in awe of what you are continually working on. what a great project!

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  5. Your blocks are looking good. I have had the book for ages, too, and have always wanted to make my own. Need to whittle down some projects first. I have also been saving orphan blocks to use in the quilt once I get going.

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  6. Your blocks look great. It will be fun to watch your progress.

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  7. I love eagles in quilts and yours is great! Thanks for the inspiration. The only problem is, now there is another book I want!

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  8. I love that cheddar and poison green combination. A very regal eagle.

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  9. Beautiful Karen! What a lovely quilt this will be!!

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  10. Love that Pomegranate block!! You know, today is National Quilting Day so I have actually been cutting and sewing. :) I am also determined to cut and piece SOMETHING in green before I hit the bed tonight. The Shamrock on my blog for today is one that I made several years ago. :)

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  11. Very nice! I really like the flower.

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  12. I have not seen that book. It will be fun to watch your progress.

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  13. I love the Eagle block and look forward to seeing more.

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  14. What wonderful blocks!! It will be very interesting to watch your progress with this quilt!

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  15. What bright and beautiful colours are you using Karen! This is a really gorgeous block!

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  16. I love that book so it's fun to see your blocks. They look wonderful!

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  17. You're killing me, Karen. I love that book and I always want to make everything you make lol.

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  18. Neat that you are designing your own! These blocks are wonderful - love that green fabric. Look forward to seeing your progress.

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  19. I am so impressed! Great job on designing and making your own version.

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  20. Uh, could you slow down a bit, Karen, so the rest of us can catch our breath? And there are NO patterns in this book? OH! Wonderful blocks! Can't wait to see where you take us with this. I am not familiar with the book.

    The pomegranate motif is my absolute favorite! And I love the cheddar and poison fabrics... oh, my!!!

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  21. Ha -- you know I'll be keeping an eye on your progress! I'm just doing pieced blocks for mine, because my applique is so horrendous :)
    Jeanne

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  22. Love them both but that eagle is amazing! Love the fabrics. He has such personality!

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  23. Oh, now I'm going to want to copy you . . . . as luck would have it, I just picked up some of that very red in the eagle for my very own last week *s*

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  24. It's going to be so interesting following you on this "adventure".

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  25. Can't wait to see what else is in that head of yours! Two great blocks so far Karen.

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  26. how wonderful that you are making your own quilt using blocks from different quilts!
    I love the first 2 blocks and you fabric choices
    I can't wait to see more.

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  27. Beautiful! I have that book and you captured the style perfectly. I think doing you own album is a great idea and you'll have lots of people following after you!

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  28. I was just clicking around the web and found your blog! I love it!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Your blocks are wonderful, Karen! I made up a version of one of the little applique shoe blocks as a gift for a friend but plan to make some up for a project for myself soon. It's a great book, isn't it?

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