Monday, May 14, 2012

WATCH BIRD I AND MORE

An old project has moved to the completed top category.  This is where the project ended last year in March.
I guess I ran out of steam or the want-to's and put the project away.  Last week I discovered the project again, found the book, and began the border applique.  More than once, I wanted to quit as I think the piece is too dull but I made myself keep going.  Someone will like it even if I don't in the end.  Now it looks like this.

The pattern used is called "Watch Bird I"  and is by Cherie Ralston.  Found in a Red Wagon book called "Another Dozen".

I have some more completed blocks to share with you that go to other projects.  First is the third block for "Across the Wide Missouri".

And another applique block for my Ohio Miami Valley quilt.  I can't decide if this is a lamb or a dog.  It was a block used in more than one of the antique quilts shown in the book.
The last block was made by my friend Lorraine.  A signature block that will go into the Ohio Miami Valley quilt project.

And another applique block for the quilt made earlier in the month.  I forgot to post a picture of it.

It's stitching time for me.  "The Young and the Restless" is on.  I usually stitch while I watch/listen to it.  Thanks for stopping by.
Karen

25 comments:

Julierose said...

The Watch Bird I really came out beautifully--funny how putting something away and then unearthing it again has you seeing it differently....Julierose

Loris said...

I think your Watch Bird I looks beautiful. The vine of flowers and crows is the perfect touch!
Also love the plaid fish :-) and I'm pretty sure that is a sheep....something about the ears tells me.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Ah, so TY&TR is your secret to getting so much stitching done! ;-) All are wonderful! Have a happy day!

Lida said...

Love the top quilt! It looks fantastic, so this someone finds it lovely! Your blocks are also beautiful, lot of work done! Greetings
Lida

paulette said...

OMGosh...be still my heart!!! DULL?? Did I hear you right?? I love this quilt and would call it anything but DULL...how about gorgeous, stunning! Have another look...you will be amazed!!
Now I am off to see if I have this book....
Paulette

Doniene said...

Always love seeing all your projects! Every time I pull up your blog, I stare at the header quilt - thinking how I can incorporate some of the settings into a quilt I'm working on!!! The Watch Bird is great!!! All your blocks are so perfect! Can't stop looking!

Have a great day!

Robin said...

I like the blackbird border but I'm with you, there's too little contrast for me. You do beautiful work though. Across the Missouri is on my bucket list. Your plaid fish look great!

Carrie P. said...

Fun stuff.
I don't think that top is boring at all. I love it.
Your plaid fish are so great!!!

Sharon said...

It's a great top and now it's a finished top which makes it even better, Oh to put those last few stitches, what a great feeling!

Lorraine said...

Does that mean that if I START watching the afternoon stories, I will get as much quilting finished as you do!?!?! :O)

AND...I LOVE the "Watch Bird I" Quilt!

Janet O. said...

I love Watch Bird I. I'd take it as is. : ) If you find it dull your could add a leaf here and there in a brighter green.
Love the fish in their plaid scales--everything looks great in plaid!
Maybe it is a sheepdog. (Sorry--couldn't resist.)

Carol said...

OK that does it...I"m going to start watching The Young and the Restless...I'm going to get applique done! Hmmm...do you think it will work?

Sue said...

I don't see the dull in that top, and love what you've done to it.

Lots of nice things for show and tell today :)

Take care,
Sue

Karen said...

Watch bird can come live at my house :)! I have Another Dozen, love that book!!

Anonymous said...

I don't know that book with Watch Bird. I swear I need to just start fusing appliqué to make the beauties you make. I have crow pictures in my home along with a wood crow on the mantle...I love their prim look! Your piece is always here too. LOL. I enjoyed the pictures. How was Mothers Day for you?

Melanie said...

The crows and vines add just the spark it needed. Aren't you glad you picked it up again!!! Crows just make me smile....

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I Love your quilt its so warm and inviting!!

Elzaan said...

The Watch Bird and I turned out a beauty! The border applique does make the difference.
Lovely work on all the other blocks. I will think the block for the Ohio Miami Valley quilt is a dog - I can't think of a sheep with such long tails, but than again, I am not an expert in that field.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your Watch Bird top is gorgeous!
All of your other applique' blocks are beautiful too! Congrats on getting so much accomplished!

Lori said...

Great post with wonderful eye candy!!
I think that one block is a lamb, but I could be wrong:)
My fav block is the last one you posted. It's unusual and folky.

audrey said...

Your Watch Bird quilt has a quiet charm that is beautiful. I love the subtleties of the white, creams and tan for the background.

Dawn said...

What a fun post! The applique birds really brought the piece to life! Love the plaids in the fish. Great block for the Ohio Miami Valley quilt.
All Great fun!

Purple Pam said...

After you added the circular vine of flowers to the Watch Bird I block, I fell in love with it! Love it, love it, love it!

Mary said...

Karen, love your quilts. They're all so wonderful! thanks for sharing.

The Civil War Quilter said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, they say. I don't think Bird Watch I is dull at all! I'm one of the hundreds of "someones" who would love it. Glad you finished it even if your enthusiasm for the quilt waned. Way to go! :)