Sunday, October 30, 2011

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS UPDATE 2 AND PRIMITIVE PORTRAITS

I have been busy, busy stitching.  I want to share with you a picture of "12 Days of Christmas".  It is about ready   for quilting.  The pattern shows some rail fence blocks appliqued down in the lower left corner.  I am thinking about whether I want to add them or leave it blank.  For a refresher, in case you have forgotten, the pattern is by Cheri of Wednesday's Quilts.

Next, I have completed two smaller size wall hangings.  The patterns I used are by Karen of Sew Primitive.  You can visit her blog here.  You can see the patterns she has for sale listed on the right hand side of the blog.  Karen has a very creative mind and has a lot of artistic talent.  Have a look when you have time.
The first one is from her "Berks County 1850" pattern.  The floral fabric in the background is from a line of fabric that Jo Morton designed.

I used the "Album Quilt 1870" pattern for the second quilt.  The album print is also a Jo Morton fabric.  The fabric is the same one Karen used in her sample quilt.  I think it is a very creative use for it.  The needlework piece the girl is holding is made using one of the squares taken from the print.  The square is placed over a cardboard circle which is glued to the background of the quilt.  The edges are loose.

Back to the sewing room.
Karen

20 comments:

sunny said...

Very nice! I especially love the album quilt.

Elzaan said...

Those are very beautiful, Karen. Lovely work!

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Oh my, they are both fantastic!

Janet O. said...

I can't believe all you get done--do your fingers ever rest? All three of these projects look great, but the little girl in the last quilt is priceless!

Lily said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, it´s very nice. Kisses

Stephanie said...

So wonderful. Your workmanship is perfect.

Cheryl said...

Wow, that is some little applique. Beautiful work.

Sue said...

Love them! I bought the Berks County 1850 pattern from Karen earlier this year, but haven't started mine yet. I actually do have that Jo Morton background print too. I should really get started on it.

Your is so good. I don't know what I'll do when I get to making the face. I can't even draw stick people so not sure how that will work out:)

Lori said...

You are the applique queen!!!!

Anonymous said...

Seriously...how are you getting so much done!! Looks great!!!

Sharyl said...

I don't quilt, but have a tremendous respect for those (past and present) who do. I just stumbled upon your site. I had not heard of the idea of recreating primitive pieces in this way, but I love the idea and admire your work!

Each of these is a delight, but I think the 12-days-of-Christmas will be a real treasure! (Well they all are, but it's my favorite!)

To you and all quilters, I'm so glad there are people with the patience to still create this type of art.

alda said...

soooo beautiful, both are great and I love the flower fabric behind the pieced girl. It's always a pleasure to visit your place here ,-)

quiltsbycheri said...

oh i love those primitive portraits....and of course your twelve days of xmas, in my eye the bottom left corner looked to empty at the time so that was my filler....just had a thought what about your initials instead, sounds great to me wish i had thought of that then....

Barb said...

Those all are just fabulous!!

julieQ said...

I just am really admiring your 12 days of Christmas!! How fun! I love Karen's patterns...your blocks are especially neat.

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, Karen, it is such a thrill for me to see that you have made up my Primitive Portrait patterns. They look great lol!!

Jane in Wales said...

They are beautiful, Karen!
Jane

Linda said...

So Pretty. Love the little portraits!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so lovely! Thank you for your fantastic blog! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!

Stina said...

Love what you made with Cheris pattern... :O))