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".

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Shenandoah Botanical

I am participating in the Virginia Shenandoah Botanical quilt sew-along.  This is a pattern where the blocks have been drawn from an antique quilt that is in the Virginia Quilt Museum collection.  The first month we were to make the three pineapple blocks.  I think these are the only repeat blocks in the quilt.  I have selected two background fabrics.  Both browns and I will alternate them across the quilt.  The pineapple blocks all happen to be on the same brown fabric because of their placement in the quilt.  I am using a variety of fabrics for the applique.  I have quite a pile pulled out from stash that I can choose from.




And all three together on the design wall.  None of these are trimmed yet.  I like to wait until I am ready to sew the blocks together as the edges may ravel a bit from being handled.


Be sure to visit the blog for the sew-along and read more about the quilt and what others are using for their fabrics.

Karen

30 comments:

  1. I'll be following your progress. You're off to a great start.

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  2. Your blocks are wonderful! Love the variety in fabric! Now I'm off to check out the other's!

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  3. Using the browns for the background will make a beautiful quilt. I love that idea.

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  4. What a rich display, with that brown background setting off the colors of the blocks.
    Looking closely at the fabrics, there are some great visual textures in them.

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  5. Pretty blocks! I like the color combinations.

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  6. Love the brown background, very pretty beginning.

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  7. Love the background! I need to get busy and make my other two. Lovely!

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  8. Great to see them with a brown background! I have been thinking I need to raid my brown stash for a project. It's piling up on me.:)

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  9. Nice blocks Karen, I like the dark background.

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  10. Oh Karen you are doing it again, just beautiful, I know I keep saying the same thing but really all your projects are really beautiful and beautifully planned and stitched....oh I wish I lived near you so I could sit and stitch together!!! Many hugs, Mary... P.s. frost this weekend...enjoy your sunshine lucky one!!! ;)

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  12. Sorry my comment repeated itself!?!?

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  13. It was such a fun surprise to see your blocks today! I've been wondering and waiting with anticipation to see what type of fabric/color combination you'd come up with.
    And I think it's Awesome! Love your blocks with that beautiful brown background!
    Your blocks are gorgeous and your quilt will be stunning!

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  14. When do you sleep? Wonderful stitching.

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  15. So exciting to see your blocks appear- and this is going to be stunning with the brown background! I like the check fabrics you have used too :)

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  16. Hi Karen, I came over from a google search for 13 Lucky Cats. I see you've made this darling quilt. I was wondering how you quilted it. I have the top finished and basted and stuck. I want to do circles but I'm a little chicken. LOL. It kind of looks like you did a diagoinal stitch. Can you give me a suggestion?

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  17. Hi Karen, I came over from a google search for 13 Lucky Cats. I see you've made this darling quilt. I was wondering how you quilted it. I have the top finished and basted and stuck. I want to do circles but I'm a little chicken. LOL. It kind of looks like you did a diagoinal stitch. Can you give me a suggestion?

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  18. Those came out beautifully, I have no talent for designs that have to be perfect, lol.
    I did simple piece this week and still came out crooked. I always leave extra edge, that way I can trim down especially when I have an appliqué that needs to be centered.

    Debbie

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  19. Those are wonderful! How many quilt-a-longs are you doing, girl?

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  20. Dear Karen,
    your blocks look great, such a pretty project. Looking forward to more pictures of blocks to come.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  21. absolutely love your chocolate background!

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  22. As many wrote, I really love the brown background too !! Your color combination is amazing !!

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  23. This looks like a fun project. I love your pineapple blocks.

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  24. The brown is a terrific background! Like the richness of garden soil. Thanks for joining

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  25. The background is going to give your such a unique quilt! I love it, Karen!

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  26. The chocolate background is so rich and will make everything on it glow - what a beautiful choice!

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