QUILT INFO

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

Thursday, July 18, 2013

MARATHON STITCHING DONE!

I said I was going on a marathon of stitching the Chester Criswell quilt blocks because the first year of block patterns was over.  I felt like I was a year behind.  A post earlier this month showed the first two blocks I made.  You can see them here.  Now I will show you my blocks three through twelve.

  #3

 #4


  #5


  #6


  #7


  #8


  #9


  #10


  #11



  #12


Block number twelve was the fussiest to stitch.  I used reverse applique creating the small flower centers.  The leaves with the embroidered curly q's at the tip have reverse applique for the little red sections.

Here is a picture of all twelve blocks.  They are not trimmed to size as of yet.  I will wait to the end to do that.  I am using Moda Bella solid for the background and it tends to ravel.

I am not sure what block I like best.  Maybe the one with the lyre.

Thank you for paying my blog a visit.
Karen

37 comments:

  1. So beautiful nd very pretty colors x

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  2. Simply gorgeous!!! Your applique work is divine!

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  3. That is beautiful appliques and you do such beautiful work on the curves and points.

    Debbie

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  4. Gorgeous blocks!! Lovely applique - lots of tight corners in there, very scary!!

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  5. What a wonderful accomplishment! The blocks are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your hard work with us

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  6. You are doing great! I have been keeping track of that quilt as well. Such a fun project!

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  7. Lovely work and beautiful blocks! I always love red n green on crisp white.

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  8. I kept scrolling back and forth attempting to pick a favorite. LOL Turns out I love 'em all. LOL

    You're wiz!

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  9. Oh wow! I am always amazed at your very impressive applique skills. Lovely work as usual Karen!

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  10. Beautiful work!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  11. Your work is always perfection Karen ! To hard to choose a favorite. They are ALL GORGEOUS!

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  12. Karen - these are all gorgeous!
    I love your fabric choices, your precision applique' work and I really admire your tenacity to "get 'er done". lol
    Such a job well done. You really are an inspiration!

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  13. I crown thee QUEEN of APPLIQUÉ!! Absolutely gorgeous!! YIKES!! Twelve VERY difficult blocks!! Not for the weak of heart!

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  14. You deserve the title Paulette has given you!
    I thought the first one was my favorite, until I saw the last one. I love it, but because it was so fussy to make, does it not give you much pleasure to look at it?

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  15. Wow! I am amazed at how you have completed all of these blocks (a years worth!)in such a short time. I think you've done a sprint rather than a marathon :) They're all beautiful but I think I like your #3 the best because your points are just perfect!

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  16. You simply blow my mind at how fast you are and precise with your appliqué work. My favorite block is second row middle.

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  17. Wow, that is some impressive applique! Are the cut out areas reverse appliqued? Looks really hard to do.

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  18. i would find it hard to pick a favorite as they are all amazing~!!
    well done~!

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  19. All I can say is WOW! Awesome stitching, Karen! That is a heck of a lot of work but so worth it because it's stunning. GREAT, great job!

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  20. It's lovely. I love block 12 because I am always impressed with technical difficulties, lols.

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  21. Wow - now that is a lot of applique and such great blocks. You are definitely on a roll. I like the blocks with flowers the best, I think. I agree...you are the Queen!

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  22. Your applique is beautifully done! A friend sent me the link to your post, because I've started the Criswell quilt recently. It's nice to see all 12 blocks completed. Your assortment of red fabrics is just what I envisioned but instead I'm using mostly tonal red fabrics-which I had- and navy instead of green :). Thanks for sharing your lovely work. I'll subscribe to your blog by feed.

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  23. Nice job, Karen! Are you going to do the rest of the quilt or stop here? Either way, you're going to have a pretty quilt.

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  24. I think you are the SPEED Queen of Appliqué. Love your fabric choices. Maybe I will just go get back under my box now.
    I cut out my background with one of those pinking rotary cutters. It helps with the raveling.
    So far block #10 is my favorite.

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  25. I just love red and green appliqué. Yours are wonderful!

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  26. Karen, WOW! You are a very prolific quilter. It was all I could do to finish a block a month - and even then I skipped the lyre block (it seems easiest and I will go back to it) and am still trudging on block #12. I have not used much time for sewing these days. Too bad!
    Your blocks look great!! I like #6 the best of yours. Now, aren't you excited for for next set for year 2? We have to wait until September. I think that give time to make an extra block to swap...what do you think?

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  27. WOW Karen, your blocks look fabulous!!! You have inspired me to make a start on mine. cheers...Marian

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  28. Hi Karen,
    This quilt is going to be spectacular! Love the little basket block, too. You are a busy girl!

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  29. Those are just gorgeous - my favorite is the 3rd one down on the right, but they're all wonderful!!!!

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  30. Oh my goodness these are gorgeous! I think I need to come over and watch you stitch so I can learn. I am trying to do some applique but seem to be "all thumbs"!

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  31. You are amazing woman!! They are fantastic blocks!!

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  32. Gorgeous applique! LOVE red and green quilts!

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  33. My, you are so fast, Karen!

    Beautiful work!

    I have a soft spot for number 10, but I love your numbers 3 and 4. Great fabrics!

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  34. Wow! Awesome blocks. Congrats on getting them finished, at least thru block 12.

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