Sunday, July 20, 2014

New Spring Quilt Top

Just finished.  A new quilt top for spring.


I started the quilt in the spring and did most of the applique and then set the project aside.  I have moved the blocks and pattern pages several times.  It was time to do something before losing something I would need.  The pattern I used is by Joined At the Hip called "Patchwork Journal" and this is the one for April.  The patterns are designed to have a base quilt and then you would make patches for each month of the year to be buttoned onto loops.  I don't have a good place to hang a quilt this size to be able to change out the various parts.  The long tulip block, the basket of eggs, the bunny, and the word block (April) at the top would be changed out.   I chose to make all the blocks as part of the quilt so no changing.   I don't know that I would ever make a quilt for each month from the set of patterns.  You can view all the different patterns here.

I hope you have had some time to do a little stitching today.
Karen


23 comments:

The Civil War Quilter said...

Lovely quilt, Karen! I love spring and this quilt captures what's special about it.

Pat said...

Very nice Karen. And it is a good picture of Spring.

Rebecca in AK said...

A very pretty Spring quilt! That is a cute idea about changing portions of the quilt for each month. I would not have a place to hang it either though.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I am glad you are working on this again because I absolutely love it!

Juliann in WA said...

Love it! I am off to look at the patterns.

WoolenSails said...

That is a fun Spring quilt and I do enjoy doing different seasons and changing them out. I really need to start a fall one, I have a few patterns like this with a fall theme I can do.

Debbie

Wendy said...

This is a very sweet looking quilt. Well done.

Martha said...

So cute, and I like your idea of changing it to a permanent Spring quilt. Love that bunny!

Karen said...

So charming, a perfect spring quilt.

moosecraft said...

That's a really neat concept for a quilt, though to do every month takes a lot of dedication.... Your April stitch up fabulous! Where did all that cool Spring air go? lol!

Cheryl said...

I like how you put it together as one quilt! The bunny is precious.

paulette said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! And did you notice that all of these patterns are ONLY $6.00!! Unheard of!! Thanks for the link!!
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sunny said...

Love it, as always! May I assume you don't work outside the house? You get entirely too much stitching done.

belarmina said...

Es preciosa !!!
seria genial
tener todas las estaciones
veré los patrones
gracias por el enlace
si!!!!! que cosí toda la tarde del domingo
saludos

Loris said...

Lovely and fun! I checked out the other patterns...many of those are really good. That's a lot of block changing each month but a cute idea. I have trouble just keeping up with seasons ;-)

Sue said...

LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!

Colleen said...

Just love it Karen! Now I want to haul out the patterns and start :o)

Quilter Kathy said...

A very cool concept to have quilt parts that can be changed out. Love your version!

Kim said...

Combining the blocks into one quilt was a good plan. I like it. :-D

Barb said...

Wonderful!!

Carrie P. said...

so pretty.

Patty Nordahl said...

Beautiful spring quilt. I am doing a much smaller version of a month to month quilt. I have just a frame of squares and half-sq triangles around a muslin base 13" sq. I do one block
symbolic of that month and it attaches to the frame with velcro dots.

Lori said...

I'm a big fan of Joined at the Hip patterns. They are usually accurate and so whimsical! Nice work Karen.