Wednesday, May 1, 2013

NANTUCKET SALTBOX AND MORE SNOWBOUND

I designed a wall hanging with the idea of using some Blackbird Designs stash fabric and this is what I came up with.  I named it "Nantucket Saltbox" because most of the fabrics came from a line called "Beach House".    I associate the soft look of the colors with a beach house in Nantucket.  The piece still needs to be quilted.


I also completed two more blocks for the "Snowbound" quilt.


This evening, I am cutting out applique pieces for the quilt Lori and Randy are doing as a "Sow Along".  I like the prim style.  I should be working on other projects but I do want to participate when most others will be doing it.  I don't want to be a Johnny Come Lately like I am with the Snowbound blocks.

Have a good evening and take time to stitch.
Karen

34 comments:

cucki said...

Super cute blocks..I love them all so much x

Sharon said...

Very cute blocks, I'll cheer you on from the sidelines with Lori and Randy's sew along. Just can't do it right now!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

I really love your little salt box quilt! So cute and relaxing. Great job! I wish we wew neighbors and could sit and sew together. Your pretty style is so inspiring!

merumo said...

Sweet quilt you designed! That's a perfect name for the look and love BBD's fabrics, too.

belarmina said...

preciosos trabajos!!! el bloque del mirlo es guapísimo
saludos

julieQ said...

Me too, about participating when everyone else is! It is a fun block too!

Anonymous said...

Designing are we? How fun! Well you know I'm going to tell you I love it.

Libby said...

Darling design - your stash is simply awesome! And your design is delicious!

Julierose said...

I love those cute Snowbound blocks--just adorable! julierose

Elyte said...

Love how you used the soft blue for the central feature of your Nantucket wall hanging with a hint of red. I like it very much.

Yvette said...

You do have a great stash. Beautiful piece of work you created.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Love your saltbox design, perfect for the fabrics you used!

WoolenSails said...

I love your design, is it going to be a pattern?
Great use of novelty fabrics too.

Debbie

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

These are soooo cute! I finally finished my top several months back, but have quilted it yet. I really enjoyed this one.

kelley said...

Love, love, love the Nantucket Saltbox...just perfect! great use of fabrics...and the snowmen are adorable...thanks for brightening my day with your post...

Raymond Homestead said...

Great design on your wall hanging Karen! The snowbound quilt is going to be a cute one.

Aunt 'Reen said...

I LOVE your Saltbox wall hanging!
Those snowmen blocks are darling too!

Dixie said...

Your Nantucket design is wonderful! I think you really captured the look you are going for with this quilt! Love snowbound too. Its fun to work on snowy quilt blocks as it heats up outside. I'm working on a Jan Patek santa quilt, and I think it makes me feel cooler!

Kyle said...

Your original design is great. Your colors do reflect the area. Your snowbound blocks would definitely fit in here today, 12 inches and still snowing.

Jennie in GA said...

I LOVE your Nantucket Saltbox. It is WONDERFUL. You should sell the pattern!!!!

Janet O. said...

Your saltbox design is wonderful, Karen!
And those snowman blocks make me smile.
Good for you on the sew-along. I am actually restraining myself and watching this one--they made that decision easier for me by including applique. : )

Barb said...

love your salt box! it is great on that printed background - I love fabric with words.
your snowmen are so cute -
looking forward to watching your sew along.

andsewon said...

Wonderful saltbox! I did Snowbound in red work but have not made into a top yet! Good luck with your sow a long.

Lori said...

I'm glad you are joining in from the get-go!
Love your saltbox house!! It is delightful in every way! The colors are perfect as well.
The snowbound blocks are so cute.

Carrie P. said...

Your saltbox house is so pretty. I really like it a lot.
snowmen are always cute.

Colleen said...

Very nice saltbox and snowmen!

paulette said...

Love your Saltbox House...very clever of you!! As for Snowbound...better late than never!! Now I have to go and see what Lori and Randy (and YOU) are up to!!
P

Chelo said...

Your Saltbox house quilt is very pretty.
It is wonderfulll.
Chelo

Crispy said...

Hey better late than not at all :0). I absolutely LOVE the block you designed!!

Crispy

Purple Pam said...

Darling blocks. They make me feel happy when I look at them.

Dawn said...

I love your Nantucket Saltbox!
Late is a matter of perspective ;-)
Enjoy the 'Sow Along' look forward to seeing your fabric choices.

Loris said...

The snowmen are coming along so nicely. Your skills show up every time. Nicely done!
Your Saltbox House tugs at my heartstrings though. Such a sweet picture with perfect fabrics. Glimpses of New England are some of my favorites...even though I've lived in California almost my whole life!

Melanie said...

I love the little embroidery stitches.

Mary said...

Oh how adorable, that Saltbox House! Love It! Hugs, Mary