Monday, February 6, 2012

COLLECTOR SERIES BLOCKS

More "Collector Series" blocks to share with you.  These are all from one leaflet.  And I have not trimmed the blocks just yet.  They will not be side by side in the quilt.

Next is the Zinnia block from the same set of patterns.  Jan says her bottom leaves on her real zinnias always turn yellow.  She made the bottom leaf on her applique much more yellow than I did.  But I did use a more  green with more gold than the upper leaves.

And last is a picture of my first postage stamp block.  Thanks to Lori from Humble Quilts and Kathie from Inspired By Antique Quilts, I had more variety of squares to pick from.  Thank you!   Seems like I have a lot of blues cut compared to other colors.  Their contribution helped me get going on piecing.    I have ten rows of ten squares each adding up to 100 pieces.  I haven't decided how big of a piece I will make.
You can see a picture of Kathie's design wall with several blocks displayed here.

That's all I have to share today.
Karen

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your Zinnia block is cute. I look forward to seeing the completed top.

Your postage stamp quilt is a great way to use up those small scraps.

Betty Lou said...

Wonderful prim blocks, you have a good start on the postage stamp or you could just stop there. Love to see all the different fabrics.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

That's "all" you have to share?! My goodness Karen~ that is a lot of stitching!! :-o Love the applique blocks~ my zinnia's always had yellow leaves at the bottom too. LOL
The postage stamp quilt is going to be stunning! Good rich colors! Have a great week!

em's scrapbag said...

Your blocks are lovely. Have fun with the postage stamp blocks. I love all their scrappiness.

Sue said...

Oh these look great. I just love the postage stamp block. I need to make a postage stamp quilt. Every time I see one, I think about how much I need to just do it.

Raymond Homestead said...

They look great! I really love the postage stamp quilt!

Sue-Anne said...

Love the story of the Zinnia leaves. Your blocks look great!

Janet O. said...

I have always loved Kathie's postage stamp quilt. Yours looks good, too. It is an ambitious undertaking!

libbyquilter said...

a postage stamp quilt~!!~you really are ambitious~!!!~
this block looks wonderful.

:-)
libbyQ

Fiesta said...

Looks fabulous Karen. I too am inspired by Kathie. I have been working on several small quilts too.

Miriam said...

Love your postage stamp block. Lots of great fabrics there.

Wonderful blocks. The zinnia is great!

Cheryl said...

A postage stamp quilt is such a great way to use scraps! Have fun.

Allie said...

I love those blocks!! That zinnia is lovely. I remember starting a postage stamp quilt years ago, tiny 1 1/2" squares, all by hand....I think I threw it out, lol. That was before I had a sewing machine. Didn't have the patience then OR now, but I sure do love the way it looks!

Yvette said...

I always enjoy looking at what you are working on.

Lori said...

Love your primitive style blocks. The zinnia block is fun!!

Love your postage stamp block!!

cucki said...

Wonderful blocks xxx

Mary said...

I really like your collector's series blocks but I especially like the flower!

Dawn said...

The zinnia is just sooo cute! Very nice the bottom two leaves vary.
Great projects!

Barb said...

wow - what a great start on a postage stamp quilt. It is so fun to look at the fabrics.
Great primitive blocks!

Karen said...

Great blocks, I just love the patterns you make. Wonderful postage stamp block too! I have a box full waiting to be stitched together.

Jeanne said...

Love the postage stamp block! Are you sewing individual squares or strip quilting?

Colleen said...

Loving those Collector series blocks! Did you see the newer quilt on her blog, Over the Meadow? Love her stuff!

Libby said...

You have been quite busy and prolific while is was 'off the grid' As always, I love everything. Wish I could be a fly on the wall for just one day to see how you manage to get so much done *s*

Angie said...

I love them all, Karen! And your header quilt is just precious!

Allie said...

Hi Karen, just gave you an award on my blog!