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, April 19, 2015

1850 Album Update

I stitched the first three blocks of the 1850 Folk Art Album quilt pattern that I mentioned in a previous post.  Here is a photo of the pattern cover.  It was designed by Laurene Sinema.

Here are the blocks I have completed the applique on.




Laurene must have traced the quilt block designs straight from the antique quilt as I came to realize that things were not always as symmetrical looking as they appeared.  The berries on the first block were several different sizes.  Some lapped over the stem and some lay right by the side.  I am enjoying stitching these blocks.  Several are prepped for stitching but I still have more to prepare.

Enjoy some time today stitching.
Karen

25 comments:

  1. Lovely version of those blocks--I like your rich colors on this...hugs, Julierose

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  2. Love your choice of fabrics. Red & Green are my favorite :-D

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  3. pretty pretty applique blocks!

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  4. That is a great pattern. You do such a fantastic job on your appliqué! I have enjoyed following your progress on the Ohio quilt too.

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  5. Very pretty applique blocks. Great job on the berries.

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  6. The fabrics you are using on these applique blocks is just gorgeous.

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  7. So so pretty. I've got to start a quilt of this period at some point because they are just so pleasurable to look at. Nice beginning. Look forward to watching your progress.

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  8. preciosos bloques !!!
    las bayas maravillosos
    color verde y rojo.......genial
    saludos

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  9. They're lovely! the fresh colours of your fabric choices are perfect and I do love the quirkiness - so much nicer than making it all regular and symetrical :)

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  10. Love your applique. The fabrics are perfect!

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  11. I had the pleasure of seeing this quilt at a lecture and appliqué class by Laurene about a year before she passed away (about 2001 or 2, she visited our guild in Omaha, NE). She planted the seed of my love for red and green album quilts. I am so glad you are making it and I will love watching your progress on this beautiful quilt.

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  12. I love them! Especially because they aren't perfect and symmetrical.

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  13. Lovely applique project, looks very nice.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  14. I love this pattern. I have couple of her patterns and every intention of making those quilts. Your blocks look beautiful! I love the fact that the berries are not all the same size and the pattern is not symmetrical.

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  15. This will be lovely. I like your fabric choices. I have yet to do this type of applique. I usually do machine with the blanket stitch. But I love this type your doing! You do a really good job too!

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  16. This quilt is going to be STUNNING!! Love your choice of colours and the block pattern is perfect!

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  17. Looks fantastic! I love it when the patterns are accurate to an antique.

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  18. Gorgeous. I love your fabric choices. I especially like the red on the bottom photo. Boy, you are appliqueing up a storm. As always I look forward to your next post.

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  19. Great looking blocks, Karen. I especially like the greens in the last two blocks.

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  20. You are making these look so easy! Love the slightly primitive look of some of them.:)

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  21. I like that some of the blocks are a bit askew--more fun! Your blocks are looking great!

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  22. Very folk art, definitely beautiful - I love the look of this quilt!

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  23. I have this pattern. I must have purchased it at a Quilt Show Boutique! I am thinking I may start this one - finally. Not a difficult one to do. You are doing a beautiful job especially on the colors. I have never done a red and green quilt - maybe it is time. Keep up the good work!

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  24. I love the green in that last block! Wowser is that still available! I am a sucker for red and green and your blocks are wonderful. Your fabric choices are just wonderful!

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