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, May 15, 2015

Ohio Collection and 1850 Album Block Update

Today, I have combined the last two Ohio Collection blocks with the additional blocks I have finished for the 1850 Album quilt I am working on.

The house block design is something I took from the Ohio Miami Valley Quilts book.  I used the name of the first grade school I attended for the sign.



Now the 1850 Album blocks that I have completed since the last post I did on them.




I previously showed a block with a bird with the plume coming out of the tail area.  This time, it comes out of the head.


These two blocks are very similar.  I did them the same as the pattern with reversing the green and red placement in the two blocks.  I forgot to do the eye on the green bird.

Lori, Cathy, and LuAnn will also be showing their latest Ohio Collection blocks.  Visit their blog if you have the time.

Karen

25 comments:

  1. WOW!! You are on fire!! Love the way you are personalizing this quilt and making it your own!! Heirloom quilt for sure!!
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  2. Your schoolhouse block looks like a fun school to attend. I like how you did the roof and personalized it. So many wonderful applique blocks. I can't believe how many blocks you've made already. Are you adding the date to your signature block?

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  3. Oh yes, A schoolhouse is next on my list. I must have one in my Ohio quilt.
    The bird with plume cracks me up! I really love it.

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  4. Great blocks Karen, I am really loving your 1850 Album quilt.

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  5. bloque de la escuela es maravilloso......
    el pájaro me encanta
    todos los bloques son preciosos
    buen fin de semana

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  6. You're zipping right along with these--so pretty!! Love that bird with the head-plume hugs, Julierose

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  7. Your blocks look great! I love the variety of turkey reds you've used. That is quite the plume :0) It makes for an interesting and unusual block!

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  8. Can't believe how many of these you complete between posts, and all beautifully done! I think my fav is the pomegranate(?). Is that what that one is called?
    The plumed bird reminds me of an "I Love Lucy" episode where Lucy is a dancer and the headdress she has to wear is so tall and heavy that she can't stand up straight.
    Love the striped roof on the schoolhouse, and your personalization of the school.

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  9. beautiful blocks, really lovely! I love the bird with the plume at the head. I have seen it in two antique quilts. You just have to wonder what was going on in the designer's mind at the time, but I surly love it! I also love that you used the name of your grade school on the school house. How sweet.

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  10. The album blocks are wonderful! I am loving this quilt so much.:) Great colors and you totally got the vintage feel!

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  11. Oooh yes !! I really love your blocks !! With these fabrics and colors you used, they are stunning !
    Bravo Karen !

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  12. All beautiful - just love your applique blocks! Can't wait to see them all together

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  13. So many fun blocks--the plumed bird is my favorite!

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  14. Beautiful blocks! So special that you added the name of your first grade school to your Ohio block. Love those 1850 Sampler blocks too!

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  15. You really have a battery-operated needle, don't you...you MUST. They're all gorgeous, but my faves are the schoolhouse, and the top flower with the frame around it - wowzers, girl!!!

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  16. love that big feather on that little bird! My favorite is your school - wonderful!!! It is so fun to watch the progress on this project.

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  17. These primitive blocks are so unique. It has been fun to watch the progress and each new set of blocks by every one working on this quilt. Very pretty!

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  18. That bird has a big thinking cap on! :)

    I love these blocks. I was over here awhile ago admiring a previous set. What a fun quilt project! :)

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  19. Your blocks are ALL Amazing !!!!!

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  20. Wonderful blocks! The house block is great. Can't wait to see them all put together.

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  21. You are so quick to whip these blocks up...and they all look great! I imagine by the time I got around to commenting on this post you have another selection of blocks to post about. LOL

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  22. Love your blocks Karen... very nice work...love your house block and colors

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  23. Fantastic! I love each one alone, and together with the whole - a WOW quilt.

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