Monday, March 28, 2011

DESIGN WALL PROJECT

In honor of the Red & White quilt exhibit in New York City, I worked on a red & white block this weekend.  Here it is.  Wish I could have gone to the show.
I drew my own pattern in Electric Quilt because the pattern in the quilt book had thick lines and it was hard to know where to trace.  The pattern was called "Sundial".  I don't know if this is an original block or traditional design from the past.  It is a twenty inch block so quite large.  It took a while to make.  I don't plan on making any more of the blocks right now as other projects are calling to me.

Back to the sewing room.

Karen

40 comments:

Supergoof said...

I *L*O*V*E* it!!!
:o)

shannon said...

gorgeous block!!! i love it too!

Chris said...

Great block. Will it be the center to a quilt or a wall hanging on its own?

Yvette said...

That's a great block!

I wish I could have gone to that show too. I just love seeing all the pictures.

Robin said...

Your block is wonderful. It looks like it took a lot of work to finish. I admire your diligence.

Scrappy quilter said...

It's beautiful.

Shakerwood said...

I have several patterns that are like that. Where the line is fat but it shouldn't really be that way. Great job doing it on your own.

Diane said...

That is a really nice block! Besides the red and white which is a winner, the design is quite nice.

Mary said...

Pretty block. It would be great as the center of a medallion quilt.

Kaaren said...

Wow, Karen! Gorgeous block.

I just love 2 color quilts.

Barb said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo just awesome!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

You did a fantastic job! I bet even four of these together would be stunning.

Liriopia said...

I love two color quilts and have made 3 red & whites, so far. Love that block. It's a great start. Thank you for visiting my blog today. The pinwheel quilt is actually left over blocks from a quilt I just finished. The directions for the blocks made two pinwheels when I was expecting only one, LOL. A serendipitous mistake.

Liri

LuAnn said...

Neat block; you just can't go wrong with red and white!

Janet said...

Gorgeous. It looks very hard.
You are so productive. Happy
sewing.

Rita said...

Beautiful block, Karen. I just got back from the show in NYC and it was FANTASTIC! When you walked in, it almost took your breath away. It was so overwhelming.

Perry said...

Great block! Are you going to make it stand on it's own, or put it in a quilt?

Karen said...

Looks like a good start to a medallion quilt!! I've never done a red and white quilt, but one block is definitely something to think about.

Dixie said...

Fabulous block - really love it! We really were at the show in spirit, weren't we???

Allie said...

Well if you can't go to the show, the next best thing is to make one yourself, right? This is really gorgeous!

Linda said...

I wish I could go to NY too. Your block you designed is gorgeous.

AnnieO said...

Beautiful! I wish I could have gone to the NY show too :)

Janet said...

I love the block! It actually looks antique.I wish I had an ipad so I could at leats see the exhibition quilt by quilt.

Stephanie said...

Very nice. I also wish I was able to see that exhibit. I LOVE your bunny header. So cute.

Crispy said...

The block came out beautiful Karen!!

Crispy

Quilter Kathy said...

What a cool block! Is it a "stand alone" mini quilt or will it have friends?!?

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! I love red and white but that one is amazing. blessings, marlene

Daniëlle said...

Great looking block!!! Wondering what you are upto now hihi!! happy sewing, hugs, Daniëlle

Barb said...

great block - love the red and white!

julieQ said...

Your block is very, very, pretty...love the red! And your precise sewing, just wonderful!

Carrie P. said...

very nice!

5Foot1 said...

It's looking great Karen and I love large blocks.
Jenn

MARCIE said...

Karen, that is a great block! It looks to me like you have a good working knowledge of EQ to create that block in the program, and then you stitched it beautifully! The one in your previous post is awesome also!

Marsha said...

Gorgeous block, I love two color quilts, too. You did a great job with the design.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Just beautiful.

merumo said...

Very nice! I like this red fabric a lot more than the one you choose at first. I was thinking the same thing - to make a red & white quilt for the weekend of that exihibition, but it didn't happen to me. But as seeing yours, I feel like I really want to make one some time soon... Thank you for a beautiful inspirations :)))

Rose Marie said...

Yummm ..... what a delicious looking block! Oh dear, I can see something more coming with this block!

Nines said...

Amazing. Love your round quilt blocks. This would make a great wall hanging- as is.

Jane in Wales said...

That is beautiful!!!!
Jane

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Beautiful, love the red fabric.

Thanks for sharing!

Carolyn :)