Friday, January 29, 2016

Country Album Part Three

Two more blocks completed.  The Watermelon block and the Sunflower block.  Both are from the book "Forget-Me Not" by Jeana Kimball.


After the Watermelon block was complete, I found a fabric in stash that would have been a better choice than the red.  I found a pinkish red that I wish I had used.  Hopefully, I will remember it the next time I do a watermelon block for a quilt.


And all six blocks to date.  I will soon run out of room on the design wall.



I have another block in the stitching process and another that I prepped today.  Happy stitching.

Karen

27 comments:

Remnant Quilter said...

Adorable! That red looks fine to me.

julieQ said...

I just drool over your applique! Such lovely progress!

WoolenSails said...

I love how those look, that is going to be beautiful.
I wish I could get more appliqué done, I have lots of patterns I want to make.

Debbie

Nancy said...

The red you used for the watermelon looks good with the other reds in the other blocks. Maybe the one you wished you'd used wouldn't have worked so well?

I love your sunflowers, especially the printed yellow in the middle layer. Maybe some day I will challenge myself to such detailed applique. (Right now I'm working on some stars. Just about my level of ability.)

Your work is exquisite!

Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

Karen said...

Remnant Quilter, you are a no-reply commentor. Would love to reply to you but can't.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Very nice. Do you do traditional needle turn applique using freezer paper without glue or starch? I really like your blocks - very nice work!

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

The Watermelon Block is just too gorgeous! Love the fabrics you have used. Lovely sunflowers too. All the blocks together look great, this will be so lovely when finished.

Jennie in GA said...

Sunflowers are one of my faves, and yours look real. I think the red in the melon looks great.

Janet O. said...

Don't know that I have ever seen a watermelon in applique before. I love it!
Beautiful fabric choices on the sunflowers. This will be an incredible quilt.

belarmina said...

Karen los dos preciosos.
Me encanta el girasol.
Todos juntos una colcha muy bonita.
Saludos desde Zaragoza

helen said...

Mmmmmh! Beautiful blocks!
Love especially the sunflowers. They remind me of an antique Sun-Flower quilt
from John Saul.
Best wishes!

Raymond Homestead said...

I love sunflowrs too! It's going to be a nice quilt!

Raymond Homestead said...

Love your header by the way!

Juliann in WA said...

These blocks are really beautiful!

Janet said...

Looking great. I love the sunflowers. Happy stitching.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

These are my favorite blocks so far! I love anything with a sunflower on it and this is such a beautiful design---and the watermelon is a fun surprise--lookin' great!

Lori said...

Gorgeous blocks Karen!@!

Sue said...

Love the Sunflower block and I think the red in the watermelon is perfect

Marsha said...

Your blocks are wonderful! I especially like the little girl and the sunflowers. You do beautiful applique!

Robin said...

OH, they look so lovely together. I especially like the watermelon block. Doesn't watermelon sound good right now?

taylorsoutback said...

Your watermelon block caught my eye - then I saw the rest of your blocks - going to be a wonderful quilt! Love your fabric choices too. Happy stitching!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Both of these blocks are Gorgeous!
I especially love the fabrics you've chosen for the Sunflowers.

Kyle said...

I love both of those blocks. Two of my favorites.

Flickenstichlerin said...

Lovely blocks Karen, such a gorgeous applique project.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...
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Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Beautiful applique...I like my watermelon really ripe so that red looks perfect to me! :) Now I am craving summer watermelon and tomatoes! :)

Carole said...

Wow, you're such a prolific quilter! Beautiful!