QUILT INFO

The quilt shown in the header is from a pattern by Cheri Saffiote Payne. The design is from an older book "Two Hour Christmas Projects".

Friday, February 20, 2015

Austin Bluebird Sampler Month One

The first month's section of the "Austin Bluebird Sampler" quilt is done.  A big section.


I have never seen a tree with both pears and cherries growing on it!  The applique block is 18 inches square.  With the pieced blocks added on, the measurements for the section are 24 by 21, if I remember correctly.  Since I have a whole kit and not doing it as a block of the month, I will move on to the next section very soon.  It is an all pieced blocks section.

Karen

32 comments:

  1. Sweet! This will be fun watching this grow. I'm going to live vicariously enjoying your quilt come together. It's a beautiful pattern.

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  2. Shall we call the tree a perries tree? Only in the quilting world! Love it!

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  3. Just beautiful! I was so tempted to join in and do this as a BOM. I will enjoy watching your progress :0)

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  4. LOVE this BOM! It's going to be fun seeing yours progress.:)

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  5. It could be possible, sometime you can have one fruit tree grafted onto a hardier stock. I had a friend who had two or three different varieties of cherries on one tree!

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  6. Well gosh,Karen, you've gone and done it again! Another absolutely lovely block. I am smitten! Somehow I never get to do projects like this...you have a wonderful eye for color--this one is just so bright and cheery...hugs, Julierose

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  7. It is possible and I do love them combined on the block. Looking forward to your progress on this quilt!

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  8. How much fun! I also bought the kit and am eager to start but I'm traveling so it will have to wait 3 weeks. I'm curious if you are using the bella snow that the kit brought. I find it so yellowish and I thought it would be more white or off white. Your block does not have a yellow tint so maybe it's just me. I love it! Thanks

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  9. A very pretty, Spring-like block. Nice work, Karen.

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  10. Very pretty block. I really like the little blue bird fabric.

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  11. I love this block and i want a pear/cherry tree :)

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  12. Jo tampoc habia vist mai un arbre amb peres i cireres, jajaja !!!
    Molt bon cap de setmana Karen. Petons

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  13. Somehow the pears and cherries marry together very nicely in your block! Very pretty!

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  14. That is a beautiful block and nice to be able to do a section at a time, so it is not so over whelming.

    Debbie

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  15. Es genialllll
    peras y cerezas es muy divertido
    ya tengo ganas de ver el siguiente
    buen fin de semana

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  16. I love this quilt but I have decided that I will not be making it. So happy to be able to follow along with you instead!

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  17. This is so cute, I just love anything with berries.

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  18. Karen, just splendid!! I so love your work!

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  19. The sashing is a perfect compliment to the block.

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  20. I love it--I was so temped to do the BOM-- I'm really having second thoughts! Rats!

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  21. I was excited to hear that you were starting this quilt! Although I greatly admire the pattern, I knew I'd never have time to make this. I am going to really enjoy the process of following you thru your journey while making this quilt. Awesome so far! ;)

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  22. Love it. You have been busy. Can't wait to see the next section. Happy stitching.

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  23. Gorgeous! I have this as a BOM... though waiting until I finish some other projects before I start on this one. Looking forward to seeing more of your progress on this fun (and colorful) quilt!

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  24. Oh that block makes me long for spring! I agree with the commenter that you have a wonderful eye for color. Really darling!

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  25. Un bloque muy original y muy bonito.
    Un beso

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  26. This is really cute, as is the quilt on the previous post. You do excellent work! And it looks like so much fun.

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  27. Love it Karen, love the Yellow!! Freezing here in IL., Mary

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  28. Dear Karen,
    beautiful start on a new project, love the unusual tree.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  29. the tree must be a hybrid! very pretty though.

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  30. I love this block! And the yellow too!

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  31. Look at those tiny berries! You are such the pro!

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