Saturday, August 29, 2009

LIBERTY GARDEN QUILT PROJECT REVISITED

It's been a little while since I worked on this project. It was another one of those hidden on the floor projects that I came across while putting fabrics away. There was still quite a bit of machine stitching left to do on the blocks so I worked on that the last couple days. I have one bird block that needs stitching done on and should get done today. Then there is the big hole there in the middle. I think I have the section almost ready to go in there. The pattern for this quilt is called "Liberty Garden" and it is a Jan Patek pattern.
The quilt still needs borders and they are also applique. I have all the applique parts ready to fuse. Just need to cut out the borders. Then lots more machine stitching to do. This is meant to be a fun project for me, thus the machine applique instead of hand applique. I have plenty of hand applique on other projects awaiting me.

The Liberty Garden book is a good one for my taste in quilts. There isn't one quilt in the book that I don't like.

Last night we stayed up to watch the shuttle launch. Living on the Space Coast of Florida makes viewing it from home fairly easy. It went up just before midnight and we watched it while standing in the pool. There was cloud cover so it was not the clearest launch we have ever seen. It lit up the sky like it was dawn. Very pretty.

Well, I had best get busy in the sewing room and see if I can get the main body of this quilt all put together today. I'm glad that you stopped by for a visit.

41 comments:

Stina said...

Wow... its wonderful... when I see your quilts I want to make one for me too..:o)
Good luck on the quilt today!!

Sue said...

Oh, I love that pattern by Jan Patek! Your is turning out so very nice!
Thank you for sharing today!

Deb said...

I love Jan Patek quilts! Glad that you found this one in the pile! There's much to be said about picking up the sewing room. Your quilts are amazing.

Crispy said...

Wow wonderful quilt in the making!!

LOL, funny how tastes are different, machine applique would not be fun for me....good thing all of us quilters are different :0)

Crispy

ranette said...

Oh what a pretty quilt...I love machine applique...it's fun and relaxing for me as well.

loulee said...

How wonderful to see a shuttle launch.
Your quilt looks lovely, I must have a look for that book.

Screen Door said...

My favorite block is the flower block in the lower left hand corner. One of these days I want to attempt a Jan Patek. The warm colors make me smile... Are you digging in the stash for each block?

MARCIE said...

How awesome to watch the launch right from your own backyard! What a thrill!
Another great quilt you unearthed!

Julia said...

I know I said it before, but I do love your colours and the quilt itself of course - look forward to seeing it completed.

And how lucky are you living within viewing distance of the shuttle launch site - that is something I would so love to see - for real that is, not just on TV!

Take care

Julia:0)

Kaaren said...

Gorgeous quilt in the making, Karen. Our tastes are very similar.

I have never tried machine applique. Maybe I shouldn't either because I'd probably get hooked on that as well! (wink)

We used to watch the shuttle launches from our home in West Palm Beach as well when we lived in Florida.

call me crazy said...

I love it Karen! I love the little beehives. :-) I see this is another book I'm going to have to add to my list. :-) And how neat to be able to watch a launch from home! Thanks for the peek & Happy stitchin'!

Julia said...

Gorgeous quilt in the making, Karen
Beautiful warm colours..
This is one that I would love to make..
My DH would give anything to see that shuttle take off that close..Julia ♥

Tozz said...

That will be one quilt you will be proud of. Its looking so very good so far :)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi I really love your quilt and you are doing a beautiful job of sewing it together it will be finished before you know it--!!!

I lived in Fl for 6 years--in the Melbourne/Palm bay area and got to see some of the shuttles go up it really is a pretty site--both of my kids still live in that area!!!

take care--hugs,just,Di

Lurline said...

I REALLY love that quilt and am so back in applique mode, so must check it out!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

I love Jan's quilts and especially her twills for backgrounds, your quilt is looking good.
Liberty Garden was one of my favorites, especially the fabric line with the flowers and patriotic theme.

Have a good time sewing!!

yellowfarmhouse said...

You just can't beat a Jan Patek quilt in my book. I always want to make everyone I see, lol. It looks wonderful and would look great here at the farmhouse, lol.

Wow to see the launch like that, it would take my breath away I'm pretty sure.

Congrats on getting projects done.

Hugs - Karen

Lurline said...

Back again - love that new Header!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Colleen said...

So beautiful Karen :o) I love Jan's patterns. You do such beautiful work!

Ginger Patches said...

I love it! I really want to attempt one of these quilts one day...I was thinking I might have a chance of getting it done if I used wool. Can't wait to see it finished!

QuiltSue said...

Looking at the quilt in close-up, there's a lot of work in that. Beautiful quilt, thanks for showing it to us.

Kathie said...

I love this book too! someday I will make it!
working on her mystery quilt now and want to do a few of her girl gang quilts
collecting plaids :)
Kathie

Teresa said...

That's a pretty quilt - love the applique!

Shakerwood Primitives said...

It looks great so far! I can't wait to see it finished. I love Jan's designs.

LeKaQuilt said...

I love your choice of fabricks. You do such beautiful work. I have The Liberty Garden book and now I want's to make it too......

Lori said...

I think it would be so cool to see the shuttle launch from my backyard!
I love your quilt! You're so close to getting the top done! Woo-Hoo!

Anonymous said...

Another lovely....absolutely lovely. You are just one heck of a talented lady..period.

Sherri said...

I must make this quilt one day! Yours is gorgeous!

Wendy said...

We can't do them all by hand, so a little machine applique is good. The quilt is wonderful, I love the fabric choices.
You are so lucky to watch the shuttle launch right from your own backyard, my hubby would be there with you.

Doina said...

I like the things you have made and show on your blog!

Catherine said...

How wonderful -- so warm and rich looking! Makes me definitely think of fall!

Notjustnat said...

I love your Liberty Garden quilt. It's so beautiful. It's nice to revisit the old projects. I do that every now and again. Thanks for your comment on my Civil War Bride. It's good to work with others in the same project - Hugs Natima

kcenya1950 said...

Wow, another great quilt. What great things you are hiding from yourself!

kcenya1950 said...

Wow, another great quilt. What great things you are hiding from yourself!

Carrie P. said...

Love it and I just love the fabrics you used in the birds. Makes them so neat looking.

Myra said...

You are on a roll there aren't you Karen!!! Your blocks are looking great! It will be another beauty! 8-)
Happy stitchings!

julieQ said...

Wow, very nice! Love the homespun goodness of your quilt. Especially the heart in hand block...my favorite!

Kim said...

Hi Karen! Just floors me, the fine things you stumble across in your WIP stash, lol! So happy to know that you are busy stitching away, watching shuttles launch and using the pool.

Rose Marie said...

This is lovely!

Milah said...

I really like this quilt. I don't do much applique but would like to this winter. I may have to order that book.;D

Meredith said...

wow i love the bee skips, you are doing a really good job.....