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".

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hot Off the Sewing Machine

Fresh and hot off the sewing machine.  A new quilt top.  I have sewn for three days making a Country Threads design called "Winter Solstice".
The pattern is in the Country Threads book called  "Life In the Country".  Lots and lots of cutting and stitching involved in the making.  I had fabric and more fabric pulled out of stash.  Such a mess all around me.  I decided not to linger in making this quilt top so that I could put all those fabrics away.

I haven't done a Country Threads pattern in a good while though I have many books and patterns in stash and like the style.  The only errors were the cause of the project manager and not the architects.  The directions are good and all went together well in the end.

Now on to a block of the month I need to do before January is over.
Karen

49 comments:

  1. Another great finish!! Love your fabric choices, too!

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  2. You really did that one up fast and you did a beautiful job. I have a similar book, might be the same, lol. Need to go through my older books.

    Debbie

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  3. Wow - you're amazing Karen! I've been working on a set of coasters for 3 days, and you can whip out a quilt top! Love it.

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  4. Very nice quilt! I've done some CT patterns, and it takes forever to get out all my fabric to cut one little piece, but it's worth it for that fun scrappy look. Great job.

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  5. The C. Threads patterns may take a while to prepare, but once the piecing starts, away you go.
    Well done, Karen. I have several of their older books, and the projects are classics. I may just have to tackle one of them some day. Love the finished look.

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  6. What a neat pattern - I love it - well done on a marathon sewing effort!!!

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  7. I love this! I look at CT patterns all the time but haven't seen this one before. Cute animals. Great fabrics. Lovely work!

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  8. Country threads patterns are always fun with all the little details that are included, but do create quite a mess in the sewing room. Well worth it though. Yours looks terrific.

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  9. Love the colors of the fabrics you chose. I assume the sheep were applique vs pieced? Wish I had some of their books, but wasn't quilting then.

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  10. Oh Karen, I love it!! Simply Gorgeous!!!

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  11. Love this quilt! I must check my patterns and see what I have from Country Threads. Your use of red just sparkles around the quilt!

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  12. Good looking quilt, Karen! I love all of the plaids worked into this project. Very much a country look.

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  13. Your labor of love was rewarded, hope you are keeping this one. I really like your fabric choices.

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  14. Wow, you sure are a quick sewer! Love the quilt- it is gorgeous!

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  15. Oh my, another wonderful finish! Very sweet quilt. I always had to drool over it a little when I saw it in my book.:)

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  16. Oh but it is gorgeous! LOVE the big red barn and all the sheep!
    Well done!

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  17. Great quilt. I love the sheep xx

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  18. Great use of color! Red Barn and cute sheep with a checkerboard border, you can't go wrong.

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  19. What a wonderful quilt Karen! Love it!

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  20. Well....what can I say except my typical love it. I may have this one in a book of theirs from years ago. You chose the perfect fabrics as well.

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  21. This quilt is fantastic! Love those little sheep! You are really finishing up some great projects.... and quick too!

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  23. That is very, very cute. I love house quilts. And the red and white checkered border is the icing on the cake! Great job.

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  24. Un quilt molt bonic i hivernal.
    Suposo que molt complicat amb tants i tants trossets petits de roba.
    Petons des de Catalunya !!

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  25. Wow Karen - that must have been a non-stop marathon of sewing! It's just beautiful though and well worth the time of making it - you do beautiful work. :) blessings, marlene

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  26. This would take me months to make!! What a gorgeous finish!! I LOVE IT!! You do incredible work!
    P

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  27. Don't you just love when your idea comes to fruition quickly and so wonderfully? Love your quilt!!

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  28. wonderful Karen.
    I have that book...love it! I rug hooked one of the sheep from this quilt...so darn sweet.

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  29. Another winner! Love the pop of red in the design!
    Lola

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  30. Holy smacks Karen your a fast sewer. Love love love this quilt - great job.
    Hugs - Karen

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  31. What a perfect quilt design for this winter. So homey looking. Like you, it's been ages since I've done a Country Threads pattern. They were one of the first I ever made and are popping up on my radar again. Particularly after seeing your new quilt top.

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  32. This is absolutely adorable. Three days? . . . You are a machine :)

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  33. Wow, three days - Amazing - when do you sleep and eat???? Love it! Hugs, Mary

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  34. Winter Solstice is great. I love the color choices especially that big red barn. Nice finish! It is snowing today here so it is a perfect quilt for this time of year.

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  35. Love the sheep and houses. You've done a wonderful job.

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  36. You really accomplished a lot in that quilt. I am always amazed how fast you can get r done!!! Love it, its wonderful! I need to finish some sewing so I can put a mess away,

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  37. Karen it is beautiful. I have that book and love the pattern. Hugs

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  38. I love it. Your fabric choices are perfect. The sheep are so cute.

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  39. really like this-great colors!

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  40. That is a great quilt! Good for you for tackling as it IS a lot of piecing!!

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  41. Karen adoro questa coperta...i colori, le immagini le case...
    STUPENDA!!!


    Karen I love this quilt ... the colors, the images, the house ...
    BEAUTIFUL!

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  42. Wonderful finish! I'd like to live in that country!

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  43. Three days to make this quilt..Wow, I need to send you some of my projects then maybe I wouldn't be so far behind. Great quilt!

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  44. Fantastic sewing effort and well worth it for such a gorgeous result. I'm amazed at how quickly you got this quilt done :) Barb.

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  45. Love this Karen! Is an older Country Threads design? It looks very much like Iowa! Love the checkerboard border!

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  46. The colors in this one are wonderful. The whorl thing is wonderful!

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  47. Caught up a Little On your blog and have seen LOTs of lovely new Quilts... Smiled when I saw this one... Have the book...and still haven't made it...but maybe one day I will... Loved the winter quilt by Cheri...as always...:0))

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  48. I found it!! I remember seeing this quilt...thought it was either you or Lori! It is even nicer than I remember...and YIKES~ It only took you three days!! I'll make sure I tell the rest of the team that one!! haha

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