Friday, June 1, 2012

STUFF

I started a new project.  One that won't take very long.  I combined elements from two Cheri prim style patterns.  The wool applique is done.  Now I need to make the border.  Half square triangles more than likely.
Block four is done for "Town and Country".  I have kept up with the BOM for four months in a row.  Hurray!

And a new book added to my collection.  "Away From Home" by Nancy and Oliver Rink".  I have not read the book yet but there is some history on the mill girls who worked in the Lowell, Massachusetts factories.Most of the quilts involve applique but there are some pieced quilts too.  You can see a close up picture of the cover quilt here.  It doesn't show the applique blocks that surround the border.  A wonderful quilt.  I did a search on the Mill Girls fabric used for the quilt.  It is due out in September.  I am assuming some quilt shops will offer kits.

Happy stitching!
Karen

26 comments:

Anne Heidi said...

Your blocks look great- don't you just love those quick projects? The books sounds like one I should try to find. Have a great weekend!

Darlene said...

A new project and a new book - life is good. :-)

Anonymous said...

I bet you'll have the new book project started and perhaps made in no time at all! It is you!!

Anne said...

I swear, you get more accomplished than anyone I know of. Loving the first one!

Loris said...

Love the new blocks! And the new book looks interesting and inspiring. Thanks for sharing about it.

Diane said...

aww Karen-I love your blocks-that first one with the crow on top it just calling to me.

Sharon said...

The crow piece is so cute, and the new book looks good too. I have gotten so much US history from quit books, was a great way to learn about the past.

MARCIE said...

Hi Karen, always so fun to see what you are working on. Darling stuff, all of it!

Janet O. said...

Looks like a prim version of a partridge in a pear tree! : )
And congrats on 4 months in a row. That is more than I can say about the BOM I started this year.
The Mill Girls history is so interesting to me. What a life!

Kyle said...

Another fun project. Keeping up with a BOM is a great accomplishment! I've had my eye on that book too. You're always inspiring.

Allie said...

Darling new quilt and I love that block, good for you! I'm going to look for that book, it looks wonderful, looks like a keeper!~

Lori said...

Love your tree and bird block!!
It is nice to keep up on a BOM isn't it? It is looking great!

Lida said...

Looks good your new house and love the bird in the tree! Greetings
Lida

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Such lovely projects just love the simplicity in them!

Elyte said...

Your blocks are looking great and congratulations for keeping the pace. Lovely little wool appliqué. Did you have some Christmas blocks on show that disappeared?
I liked them or am I going crazy?

Purple Pam said...

It is great that you have kept up with your Town and Country BOM. Congratulations. I like your new project.

em's scrapbag said...

Beautiful blocks. I really like the randomness of the branches on the tree in the first one. Have fun with your new book and project.

Gayle said...

I like your 'Bird on a Branch' quilt. In fact I used the same pattern several years ago to make a hooked rug - FUN!

Libby said...

Love your Cheri "mash up"

Carrie P. said...

good for you that you are keeping up. Your house blocks are fun to see. I like your new little project.

Dixie said...

Awe quilts and history - what a winning combination! Can't wait to see what you make from this book. Your new project is wonderful!

Kathie said...

busy busy! looks like an interesting book....one I would like too?
Kathie

Anonymous said...

Everything on your blog is so nice. I love looking at your wonderful blocks!

msufans said...

Looks like a good book - I like to ready history of the time quilts were made. Your small project with the crow is so nice. Please show it to us again when it is finished.

diane said...

Oh my! I just blogged about the same book because I bought it today, before seeing your post...what is that about great minds think alike?!? (grin)

Anonymous said...

Will have to check out that book. Thanks!
And a question... The Town & Country house, is the house machine pieced and then appliqued or is it all appliqued to your background?