QUILT INFO

The quilt block shown is made from a pattern called "Garden of Hollyhocks" and is found in Norma Whaley's book "Sweet and Simple".

Sunday, August 25, 2013

LYDIA'S DOWRY MEDALLION CENTER

I am participating in a Yahoo prim quilt group's free pattern challenge.  There is a list of links to free quilt patterns available on the internet.  I chose one and have done the applique block for the center of the medallion style quilt.  At this point, I am thinking of what I want to add to it.  Something different than what is shown on the pattern.
I used a pattern called "Lydia's Dowry" by Patty Harants.  You can find the pattern here.  I used some French General fabrics and a little from other lines of fabrics that worked well.  The pattern has a small drawing of the applique design and it has to be enlarged quite a bit.  When I enlarged it, the design became pixelated but since it is prim style, I just traced the lines smoothing out as I went along.  The background stripe has a mottled look which I like.  The block is to finish at 24 inches square but I may trim it a bit larger.

Back to the thinking.
Karen

33 comments:

  1. Love the striped background fabric you used - I look forward to seeing this progress!

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  2. I always love seeing what you're working on! Far too intricate and time-consuming for my talents, but oh so beautiful to look at. Love the quilt in your header...

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  3. I checked out the pattern and your center is much prettier than the one on the pattern. You picked much better fabrics that pop!

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  4. I too looked at the free pattern and prefer your fabrics. I look forward to seeing what you do next as this is such a great start!

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  5. Perfect fabric choices in my book! Beatiful block!

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  6. Very nice Karen. Wow, there are a lot of pieces but the fabrics all work well together. Looking forward to your progress.

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  7. I agree with all of the comments...your version is the BOMB!!
    P

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  8. Oh, how pretty! I love this one, Karen...pretty, pretty!

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  9. That is a beautiful block and gorgeous fabric choices.

    Debbie

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  10. me gusta!!!
    me sorprende cuanto trabajas y que bonito
    buena semana
    saludos

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  11. That is such a beautiful block the detail is so pretty - and I love your fabric choices - terrific job.
    Hugs - Karen

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  12. What a great start. I've managed to select my fabrics and have some of it cut but no sewing yet. Looking forward to seeing what you do next.

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  13. That's a beautiful applique center block Karen! I like the stripe background fabric as well.

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  14. Wonderful wonderful block. Your fabric choices are great for the applique and I love the background. It will be fun to watch your progress.

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  15. It's stunning, Karen. Love all the fabrics you've used.

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  16. You've chosen a great center block and your fabric choices have me convinced that this is a vintage piece. Good job! I'll be interested to watch how it grows.

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  17. Love your fabric choices, for a gorgeous start, looking forward to your progress. Wonderful quilt on your header!

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  18. I like your latest block. I also enjoyed your post about your Featherweights. I had three machines, sold two, bought my purple one, and two weeks ago a friend gave me her Featherweight so I am back to three machines again. I try to downsize, but that does not seem to work for me!

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  19. Beautiful applique! blessings, marlene

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  20. Oh, yummy! Cannot wait to see what comes next...love a medallion quilt!

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  21. Really beautiful Karen!
    Your fabrics are wonderful and your handwork is always so lovely to look at!

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  22. Really lovely! Look forward seeing how you add your borders!

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  23. I know Patty and sent her your blog link to see wht you made. I know she would be thrilled to see it. She recently lost her husband to cancer so anything to perk her up is good.
    LOVE your block and especially that background!! Do you have any idea what line that is from?

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  24. Oh this is Wonderful! Love how it came together for you. Good luck with the rest of it and thanks for sharing your progress!

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  25. what a beautiful bird block. I love the background too1

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  26. Oooo...that is LOVELY! What will she do next?!? I'm looking forward to finding out.

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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  27. That is some beautiful applique work!

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  28. Oh Karen ! This is GORGEOUS!! Love your choice of fabrics !

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  29. I love your stripe also. When I was at AQS in Grand Rapids, I was lucky enough to get a nice stripe for the background of my applique but it's a bit light so I'm going to tea dye it. I think it will look similar to yours which I LOVE!

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  30. This is a a fabulous block. I love Pattys work with your fabric choices. Love a red headed bird!
    This will be a great medallion quilt.

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  31. I love everything about the blocks. Your background is stunning! The fabrics you chose for the block are just gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing what you do next.

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  32. What a lovely block. TFS the link.
    Jackie

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