QUILT INFO

This is the first block from the pattern "The Milkmaid's Album" which was designed by Betty Alderman. Out of print pattern.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Dearest Boy Update

The 15th rolled around fast for me this month.  Time for another "Dearest Boy" update.  This time it is the Christmas tree block.  The tree has a star on top and pears as decoration.  The stories that go with each block are delightful.  You will enjoy them if you decide to purchase the pattern.


Two more quilters are joining in making the quilt blocks.  One is Doreen from "Aunt 'Reen's Place".  I don't know that she will be posting with our little group.  Just that she will be starting the blocks when things slow down for her.  The second is Carole from "Quilter On the Hill" which formerly was known as "Wheels On the Warrandyte Bus".  She shared a picture of a cute, cute calf which her family recently purchased.  It is what has drawn her to this album pattern.  Carole lives in Australia so she may not have her blocks posted quite at the same time as Julie and Cathy.  Just click on any of their names and the link should take you to their blog.

I have been busy making eight placemats for a gift.    The placemats have taken quite a chunk of time for something that looks so simple in style.  I am doing the binding on the last one and will share a picture in my next post.  I have some applique blocks to photograph and share with you also.

Karen

27 comments:

  1. Hello Karen; another cute block. I'll bet the stories that go along with the blocks are a lot of fun. Can't wait to see the placemats!

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  2. I've had fun looking back at your dearest boy blocks. I'm off to explore the others joining in with you.....then I might bet some sewing done!

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  3. Karen que precioso bloque.
    Los bloques que tiene una historia me encanta.
    Veré si puedo comprar el libro.
    Visitare los otros blogs
    Buen domingo

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  4. Yay! I figured out my sign in problem and now I can comment again :-)
    These blocks are so fun to see and I love your current header. Lovely work!

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  5. Nice block! I signed up for an applique class with Doreen in a couple of weeks. I love applique, and hope to learn some tips to make it easier.

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  6. Love how you all come out with a different look to the pears--yours must be Bosc ;))) very nice plumpness...hugs, Julierose

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  7. I love that border you happened upon for your Catherine quilt. You have the most wonderful projects, these blocks are beautiful and I'm sure the placemats are too.

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  8. Another sweet block for this quilt--I did visit your 2 new friends--love that baby calf--and I will be waiting to see the placemats--
    enjoy, di

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  9. I love your block, Karen!!! Just so much fun!!!

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  10. Love your moon! It's funny how we all have the same fabric and find the best place for it. :)

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  11. You're already in the Christmas mood, I see.
    Nice block. The application blocks from your previous message have also been made so beautiful.
    My compliments.

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  12. Those pears sure look juicy. What a fun blocks.

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  13. Another sweet block. Lots of binding when you're doing placemats. It is hard to believe July is half over. Slow down!

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  14. Love your colours and fabrics in this block, especially the moon. Thanks for mentioning me and linking to my blog - the group is growing!

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  15. Placemats do take a while - can be putzy and time consuming finishing. But they sure like nice on the table when having a dinner...then you might also have matching napkins!
    Dear little Christmas tree block...pears...next a partridge??

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  16. Another cute block, Karen. I love the pears!

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  17. What a fun block! How fun to have more people joining in.

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  18. Hello,I am Tine from Belgium. This afternoon i finish this
    bloc and began the next one:the butterflies.Such a joy to read the letters.

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  19. Fun block! I get more tempted every time I hear someone else has joined in--I may cave yet--lol!

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  20. Another wonderful block, you have been making a lot of wonderful quilts this year.

    Debbie

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  21. What a sweet, sweet looking block!

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  22. Beautiful applique work!
    Have a nice day!

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  23. Cute block - maybe next time you'll start on a pattern I will join in! Still trying to work on Stars and others.

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  24. Lovely block. I've said it before and I'll say it numerous more times (LOL) you do such beautiful applique. Thank you for sharing. Cheers!

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  25. It's always fun to have other stitching along with you. Enjoy the process. You've got a fun block all finished off so you can start the next one.

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