Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Little of What I Am Working On

I have several projects in the works.  I will share some pictures of four of them.

First is from 1851 Coverlet Memories pattern.  I cut out the applique shapes last summer and intended to work on the applique on vacation.  I discovered that I needed more room to spread out to line up the pieces on the background.  I had a glue stick with me but it was not holding the shapes to the background well enough.  The applique pins I was using kept stabbing me as I tried to maneuver the background in my hands to reach the shape I was working on.  I did some basting to hold shapes in place.  Then the lighting was not good enough so I gave up and moved onto another project.  I am finally getting back to the quilt.  I basted more shapes on but there are more to add above the top row you see now.  I decided to finish the applique on what is already attached with basting stitches before adding any more.  The pattern I am using is from Temecula Quilt Co.


The next piece is ready for hand quilting.  It is a free design from Jeni at the Willow.  I think it was something I received when I renewed my subscription.  I was inspired by Audrey from Quilty Folks when she was adding pink to her log cabin blocks.

Next is two blocks out of four that are part of a Cheri pattern called "Live Simply"  The blocks stitch up fast.

The last project I am sharing today are the twelve blocks from a Primitive Gatherings design.  I need to add sashing and then an applique border.  I have not prepared the wool applique parts for the border.

This is not all that I am working on but some that I had not shared in the past.  I am having trouble keeping track of everything.  I am finding pieces and parts when cleaning up and wondering what they go to.  Slowly figuring it out.

Karen

29 comments:

paulette said...

Oh my....gorgeous pieces!! Just wonderful, Karen!!

em's scrapbag said...

Great things going on at your house. I can see why it is hard to keep track of all the pieces. I love what your doing.

Nancy said...

Oh my Karen that’s a lot of projects and they are all just lovely.

Janet O. said...

The first project looks so ambitious. That is a lot of applique! I am curious to see how it finishes--pieced borders, or applique borders, or no borders at all? It will be amazing (already is, really).
If you have all of these projects going, plus more, I don't know how you keep everything straight, but I love them all. : )

WoolenSails said...

I need to get my simply piece, quilted. I have it all ready, just trying to move today is an effort, lol. I also have the pattern for the temecula pattern, can't wait to see how yours comes out.

Debbie

julieQ said...

Your applique is so inspiring to me. Just love your quilts!

Sue said...

So wonderful to see what projects you are wiring on. You do amazing handwork :-D

Gayle said...

I've seen that first quilt before and loved it - your version is looking great - I can totally understand the difficulty of getting a good hold of the center fabric to stitch the applique down and that basting would be the best solution - sure seems like double the work though, huh? Lovely projects!

Kyle said...

Fantastic projects. I love the blocks from PG.

Taryn said...

All great projects! I have that Temecula pattern and I suspected the laying out would be a challenge. I also like the pink with the log cabin. Your posts always make me want to head to my stash and start something new.

belarmina said...

Grandes y preciosos proyectos !!!
todos me gustan......
saludos

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Oh I have been wanting to a quilt like this with animals shapes all over it! You have used all the excuses I have for not getting something done. LOL I can't wait to see this one finished

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Oh I have been wanting to a quilt like this with animals shapes all over it! You have used all the excuses I have for not getting something done. LOL I can't wait to see this one finished

Robin Hill Quilts~Eileen G. said...

Your pieces are lovely Karen! I love your applique! I'm glad I'm not alone with so many projects going at the same time! xoE

Karen said...

You need a case of gallon zip lock bags! They are all wonderful.

Barb said...

so many great project in various stages! the log cabin prim piece is very cute. I like the first one too - I had quite a tussle with Temecula as they used my private designs, but I'm happy to see them in your piece.

audrey said...

Oh my, LOVE that pink log cabin with applique! Perfect combination with the brown.:) That first project with applique looks great too. Makes me think it's time to get mine out and get started. I've been a little slow about that project.

Dawn said...

Great projects, but I really love the coverlet one.

Allie said...

I honestly don't know how you do it. I love all of these - but my room is so very small there is no way I'd be able to keep track of everything, lol!!! I do have some projects in large, clear plastic bags, but they get buried and I don't remember them. Maybe I should do some more cleaning.....

Karen in Breezy Point said...

You certainly have a lot of fun projects started. I have the Temeculs pattern, but haven't started it yet. You've inspired me to dig through my sewing room to find the pattern-- love yours so far!

Janet said...

ouch! Stabbing yourself while trying to applique is no fun! I really like what you have stitched/basted so far :0)

susis quilts said...

dear karen,i love that coverlet,it is looking great already,susi

Phyllis said...

So many beautiful projects!

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Karen,
you have shown so many beuatiful projects, designs, layouts, fabric combinations.
Lovely work, you are so talented.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Lori said...

What fun projects Karen! I can see where the top one would be difficult to applique with pins.

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Gorgeous works, you have a lot of wonderful projects on the go.

quiltsbycheri said...

always enjoy seeing your works in progress.....anxious to see your creative take on Common Threads!

Jennie in GA said...

Do live someone who works on multiples. I just can't help myself. There are so many things I want to do. I especially love the Lig Cabin. I, too, have the little PG blocks done and awaiting a finish.

The Civil War Quilter said...

My, but you've been a busy girl. Love it all, but especially the pink/brown Log Cabin with applique!