Saturday, March 3, 2012

BIRDSONG ROW 3, MILLENNIIUM GARDEN BLOCK 10

I have been doing a lot of stitching.  Row two of  "Birdsong"  is complete.  Not quite all of the block made it into the photo.  It is a long one.  It goes the whole width of the inside of the quilt.
 

Next, I spent two days stitching as much as I could to make this large block for "Millennium Garden".  And an afternoon prepping the applique pieces.  Two more blocks to go before all the applique is done.

I started block eleven last evening but did not get far on it.  I am anxious for the end now that I am getting so close.

I found a free prim style pattern on the internet here.  It is called "Birds of a Feather".  It has bird houses in the center and an applique border with birds, vines, leaves and berries.  It looks like you can make the quilt without enlarging the pattern pieces.  Or enlarge for easier stitching and a bigger wall hanging.  Check it out.

Back to my stitching.
Karen

35 comments:

quilting Jeannet said...

Very nice blok Karen, I love the patterns from Jan Patek.

Sharon said...

Just lovely!!! You made a red winged blackbird! NICE!

Anonymous said...

Are you sleeping? LOL You have been very productive and so dang pretty Karen. I wish I had your talent to applique.

Janet O. said...

Both of these blocks are beautiful, Karen. I love your work. Even makes me almost want to do applique. : )

Rosa said...

Beautiful block.Love this pattern!

Sue said...

These blocks are just so beautiful. I was following you from El Paso while we were there this past week. I just love the fabrics in these.

Love the quilt in your header too!

Kathie said...

Love that big block! Great fabric choices. Good luck finishing this quilt it's going to be beautiful
Kathie

Marsha said...

Your applique is gorgeous, the colors and fabrics are wonderful. I'm anxious to see your progress.

Miriam said...

I love the little bird with the stars.
Your MG block is great. Nearly finished! Yay!!

I really love the quilt in your header! Beautiful!

I'm off to look at "Birds of a Feather"....I love birds on quilts.

Lea said...

I ADORE your Bird song blocks and MG block also.
You did such a beautiful work!

These quilts are on my "to do" list for Looong time. *LOL*

paulette said...

Oh my!! This quilt is going to be an Heirloom!! STUNNING!!!
P

Kyle said...

When the end is in sight, it's a good motivator to keep going. Your blocks are just fun to look at with all the different fabrics you've combined.

Dawn said...

You are really humming along to a great finish.
Thanks for the link to the free pattern - it's really pretty. As I type this I think - I bet you're already finished with it!

Anne said...

Love the block with the flowers. It's gorgeous.

Karen said...

aack!!! you are putting me to shame!!
love the 3rd row of Bird Song and your MG block.

My MG is hanging "almost done" in DD's closet.
Really should get it all done and ready to quilt.
And no, can't believe I just admitted to that!

Thanks for another kick in the pants to get going :-)

Fiesta said...

Karen your block is beautiful. Can you email me the link for the free bom, I could not see the link on your blog.
Thanks

Dixie said...

Love both your projects and the fabrics you are choosing are wonderful. I have all the birdsong strips appliqued - just need to sew them together with the half square triangles. Glad I found that same wavy fabric for the bird wings! I'm hand quilting my millenium garden so it will take a while to finish.

Elzaan said...

Lovely projects. Your work is beautiful, as always.

Anna said...

Wonderfull work Karen! What a gorgeous block! Love the colours you are using! Greetz from the Netherlands!

Cheryl said...

Wow, you are close to a finish on Millennium Garden. I do love the flower pot block. And thank you for the link to the free birdhouse pattern...real cute.

Melanie said...

Great progress.... My favorite is the little crow in the last block. Have a great Sunday.

Betweens said...

i guess I am not the only one to come and visit! everytime you post i fall in love with a new project and want to make it. Gorgeous blocks just gorgeous

Maureen said...

So pretty! Love your fabric selections. Gotta have those plaids and stripes!

Aunt 'Reen said...

I love your applique' ROW and your applique' BLOCK! Such beautiful work and lovely fabrics! Can't wait to see more!

Lida said...

Lovely blocks again, will become a fantastic quilt! Greetings
Lida

em's scrapbag said...

Beautiful blocks! Thanks for sharing the link to the free pattern.

Libby said...

Wish I had one tenth of your dedication to getting these blocks done - love them!
Thanks for the link to the darling design.

Purple Pam said...

Your Millenium block is wonderful. I like the design so much. Do you get that tingling feeling of anticipation when you are close to getting a project finished?

Carrie P. said...

Beautiful! Love the fabrics you are using.
thanks for sharing that birdhouse pattern. I have kept it. Very cute.

Sue-Anne said...

I love the Birdsong quilt and I am looking forward to watching yours come together.

Janet said...

That is a beautiful block. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.
Janet

Lori said...

Love your latest blocks! It is going to be fantastic all together- both of them!!!

Gine said...

Your work is gorgeous

marijke's crea said...

What a beautiful blocks and I love the colours of the fabric!
groetjes Marijke

libbyquilter said...

i think i'm totally in love with the bird song project~!!~

:-)
libbyQ