Friday, March 11, 2016

One Plus Two

I have block number 15 done for the album quilt.  I am so enjoying selecting fabrics, prepping, and stitching these blocks.  The "Apples and Vase" design is from Laurene Sinema's "Primitive Folk Art Designs" book.  I am at the half way point on making the blocks needed for the quilt.


I switched after the apples block to finishing the two blocks still needed for the Civil War quilt I started quite some time ago.  The pattern I am using is an out of print one by Barbara Brackman called "War & Pieces".  The first block pattern is titled "Christian Tree".


The second block is titled "Tree of Harmony".


I quickly put the blocks up on the design wall so I could take a picture of all the blocks together.  The soldier on the horse is not from the pattern set.  My favorite block is Abe and Mary Lincoln.


I have to check my stash for border fabric or maybe make a trip to the local quilt shop for some.  The pattern set has the option of a pieced border or applique.  I prefer the applique border design.

Have a wonderful day and be sure to take time to relax and work on a quilt.
Karen

26 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Surprise...it is me! oh that kitty block...gets me smiling!!!

Janet O. said...

Love the apples and vase!
I so admire what you can do with needle and thread and your own two hands. War and Pieces (clever pattern name) is another stunning applique quilt!

Loris said...

These blocks are each and all so interesting! Lovely work! I'm eager to see how you put them together.

Radka said...

I like all these blocks; wonderful :-)
xx

audrey said...

I can why you keep finding more projects to get started on. These blocks are just about irresistible!

Julierose said...

such a lovely grouping of blocks--each one is nicer than the next!! I love that little kitty hugs, Julierose

belarmina said...

Karen todos los bloques son maravillosos
Pero mi debilidad son las manzana
Buen fin de semana
Mi fin de semana es muy emocionante
Se celebra el Festival Onternsvinal de patchwork de Sitges mañana allí estare

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Your applique blocks are beautiful--applique is not one of my skills and I admire those who do applique

Jeanna said...

I can't select a favorite block, I love them all. What is your favorite LQS now? It seems a few more have opened up around you or maybe they are just new to me.

WoolenSails said...

Love your new blocks and love the civil war quilt. I still need to finish my ladies quilt.

Debbie

Shasta Matova said...

These are all so beautiful. I have found a renewed interest in applique quilts and am working on the 1857 quilt. Love all these interesting blocks.

Kyle said...

You have been having fun working on all these delightful blocks. The apples and vase is a gorgeous design.

Nancy said...

There is a lot of detail in the Civil War blocks. They are amazing. I think you have a lot of patience!
--Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

Vic in NH said...

The grouping of all your quaint blocks is really a charming effect. I noticed that you've carefully made a subtle change in the alternating background color to keep it lively. Nice work!

Cathy said...

Karen these blocks are so beautiful they take my breath away. Hugs

Aunt 'Reen said...

Love, love your newest blocks!
So exciting to see all the blocks grouped together.

Dawn said...

Great blocks Karen. I thought the one looked familiar, I think it's from the Folk Art Museum quilt. This will be a great quilt with an applique border!

Lori said...

What fun blocks! I adore them all!

Teresa Rawson said...

NICE WORK!!! I really love your nine blocks together!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Very interesting how you selected your blocks. Applique is so calming and fun to do. You will have a great album quilt when finished! Hard work pays off

Jeanne said...

All of your blocks are gorgeous, but I really love the apples and vase block!

Martha said...

These are all so gorgeous, Karen. Thank you for uploading such big images, because I love being able to zoom in on your amazing work.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

You do such beautiful applique! Happy Sunday!

Flickenstichlerin said...

Beautiful blocks Karen, all of them.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Oh I love Abe and Mary as well but they are all beautiful. Sometimes I think that your needle flies faster than a speeding bullet :)

Cheri said...

I just reD about the Christmas tree block in a Baltimore album book, fun block. The other blocks are beautiful.