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".

Friday, August 18, 2017

A Life of Plenty

I am back working on "A Life of Plenty".  It was a block of the month presented by Jenni from the Willow.  Below are the blocks I had finished.  I was encouraged by a fellow quilter to join the Facebook group that is working on the quilt.  Thus the reason for renewed interest.  This is as far as I am.


I discovered I had made an error in the width of the one flower block.  To solve the problem (rather than make a new one), I added a piece of a different fabric to each end.  If it bothers me too much down the road, I will work on an alternate solution.

Karen

26 comments:

  1. It is looking good so far, Karen. It is nice to have a group's encouragement on projects. Facebook makes it so easy these days.

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  2. OH I love it! This is such a fun pattern!!!

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  3. I don't think it should bother you--looks really good. But if you get bothered, try adding one flying geese block to each end to pull it in with the other strips of them.

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  4. I love it. I started this quilt a while ago..I guess I should pull out the blocks and start working on it again. Hugs

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  5. I thought that was my quilt for a second when I saw the picture in my blog feed! Yours looks lovely. I have a block in this quilt which I pieced the background because of a cutting mistake, and it is now my favorite block! You could consider appliquéing something on the background fabric if you want it to look like it was done on purpose.

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  6. Love your blocks, even the one you had to add fabric to to make it longer. I finished my "A Life of Plenty" a while back, had it on my wall but took it down for Christmas. I think it needs to come back out for a while. I really enjoyed making it. I will be watching for more blocks and a finish for you!

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  7. This is pretty. I had to really hunt to find the block with the mistake. It looks fine to me.

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  8. Looking good so far and soo country--and I had to look and look to see what you did to fix the block--It will be fine--can't wait to see the next blocks that you create/built for this quilt--
    enjoy the moments, di

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  9. Karen se ve precioso
    Tu bloque especial personalizado, encaja bien con todo el grupo de bloques
    Buen fin de semana

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  10. Cute pattern. I never would have noticed your mistake. Leave it and move on!!!

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  11. Your blocks look great, Karen. I like your multi-colored leaves. I need to push myself. I don't think I would have noticed the ends added to the longer block except that you mentioned them. It's easy for me to say oh, leave it, but I know it would take me a while to decide whether to change or not. In the midst of all the other blocks with the details to look at, I doubt it will stand out as a mistake.

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    1. P.S. I forgot to say how much I love your lady gardener in her hollyhock "forest." What a fabulous block and a great header image.

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  12. They are all beautiful blocks and nice to get a project finished, that you started, someday I might do that;)

    Debbie

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  13. I like that pattern! Sounds like you will enjoy making this one too.

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  14. this is so lovely--I especially like how those leaf-ey blocks break up the others--beautiful work looking forward to seeing it all come together (P.S. I got your header block's book and am going to try a few ;}}}} ) hugs, Julierose

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  15. A perfect solution for a prim style.

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  16. I think your little fix looks great. cute pattern!

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  17. It's beautiful and your little fix is perfect!! It'll be fun to watch others working on the same pattern on facebook.

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  18. Oh I remember this one! Very nice! Like your colors :o) Very nice!

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  19. No mistakes - only design opportunities! How nice to have a group to encourage you.

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  20. Looks very nice so far--and your fix just adds to the charm!

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  21. Doesn't it feel good to return to an old project and know that this time it will become a quilt not just a UFO. It is just so satisfying. Glad you found some motivation with your friend on facebook. The country colors look so homey.

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  22. Glad that you started back. It looks wonderful and will be fun to see it grow :)

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  23. Beautiful quilt! Good way to save a mis-cut block. I think it fits right in to the quilt design! :-)

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