Friday, February 20, 2015

Austin Bluebird Sampler Month One

The first month's section of the "Austin Bluebird Sampler" quilt is done.  A big section.


I have never seen a tree with both pears and cherries growing on it!  The applique block is 18 inches square.  With the pieced blocks added on, the measurements for the section are 24 by 21, if I remember correctly.  Since I have a whole kit and not doing it as a block of the month, I will move on to the next section very soon.  It is an all pieced blocks section.

Karen

32 comments:

Loris said...

Sweet! This will be fun watching this grow. I'm going to live vicariously enjoying your quilt come together. It's a beautiful pattern.

Anne said...

Shall we call the tree a perries tree? Only in the quilting world! Love it!

Janet said...

Just beautiful! I was so tempted to join in and do this as a BOM. I will enjoy watching your progress :0)

audrey said...

LOVE this BOM! It's going to be fun seeing yours progress.:)

Sandi said...

It could be possible, sometime you can have one fruit tree grafted onto a hardier stock. I had a friend who had two or three different varieties of cherries on one tree!

Julierose said...

Well gosh,Karen, you've gone and done it again! Another absolutely lovely block. I am smitten! Somehow I never get to do projects like this...you have a wonderful eye for color--this one is just so bright and cheery...hugs, Julierose

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

It is possible and I do love them combined on the block. Looking forward to your progress on this quilt!

Strlady said...

How much fun! I also bought the kit and am eager to start but I'm traveling so it will have to wait 3 weeks. I'm curious if you are using the bella snow that the kit brought. I find it so yellowish and I thought it would be more white or off white. Your block does not have a yellow tint so maybe it's just me. I love it! Thanks

Janet O. said...

A very pretty, Spring-like block. Nice work, Karen.

Nancy said...

Very pretty block. I really like the little blue bird fabric.

Barb said...

I love this block and i want a pear/cherry tree :)

Mª Alba said...

Jo tampoc habia vist mai un arbre amb peres i cireres, jajaja !!!
Molt bon cap de setmana Karen. Petons

Christine said...

Somehow the pears and cherries marry together very nicely in your block! Very pretty!

WoolenSails said...

That is a beautiful block and nice to be able to do a section at a time, so it is not so over whelming.

Debbie

belarmina said...

Es genialllll
peras y cerezas es muy divertido
ya tengo ganas de ver el siguiente
buen fin de semana

Heather said...

I love this quilt but I have decided that I will not be making it. So happy to be able to follow along with you instead!

Karen said...

This is so cute, I just love anything with berries.

julieQ said...

Karen, just splendid!! I so love your work!

Dawn said...

The sashing is a perfect compliment to the block.

Radka said...

I love it, Karen :-)
xx

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love it--I was so temped to do the BOM-- I'm really having second thoughts! Rats!

Aunt 'Reen said...

I was excited to hear that you were starting this quilt! Although I greatly admire the pattern, I knew I'd never have time to make this. I am going to really enjoy the process of following you thru your journey while making this quilt. Awesome so far! ;)

Janet said...

Love it. You have been busy. Can't wait to see the next section. Happy stitching.

moosecraft said...

Gorgeous! I have this as a BOM... though waiting until I finish some other projects before I start on this one. Looking forward to seeing more of your progress on this fun (and colorful) quilt!

Allie said...

Oh that block makes me long for spring! I agree with the commenter that you have a wonderful eye for color. Really darling!

Carmen y Prady said...

Un bloque muy original y muy bonito.
Un beso

Shasta Matova said...

This is really cute, as is the quilt on the previous post. You do excellent work! And it looks like so much fun.

Mary said...

Love it Karen, love the Yellow!! Freezing here in IL., Mary

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Karen,
beautiful start on a new project, love the unusual tree.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Carrie P. said...

the tree must be a hybrid! very pretty though.

Mary said...

I love this block! And the yellow too!

Anonymous said...

Look at those tiny berries! You are such the pro!