QUILT INFO

This is the first block from the pattern "The Milkmaid's Album" which was designed by Betty Alderman. Out of print pattern.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Bountiful Life Update

Another block done for the "Bountiful Life" quilt.  I think the table with apples and vase is one of the very recognizeable blocks from the quilt along with the bride block.



I recently found a magazine rack at a thrift store and thought it might work to display some smaller size quilts.  I haven't filled it all the way yet.


A previous magazine rack purchase at the same store works a little better.  I just need to sort through the quilt cabinets and pull out more smaller size quilts.


I am working on three small wall hangings for Thanksgiving but am not going to be able to finish more than one. I am working on turkeys.  One is a Cheri pattern, one a Jan Patek design, and one a Buttermilk Basin design.   I also am starting on some small Christmas projects.  So most of the applique blocks for ongoing quilt projects are on hold.  A busy time of year!

Karen

21 comments:

Robin said...

This is one of my favorite blocks in the quilt. Nice job! The little racks are great, I'm going to have to go hunt up one for myself.

belarmina said...

Karen esa mesa es una delicia me encanta !!
bonita cabecera y las escaleras todo un acierto.
saludos

Kyle said...

The magazine racks make a wonderful display. All of your small quilts look very happy there.

LONA said...

Beautiful block and quilts, as always! What is the wooden piece that your Noel is hanging from? Looks interesting! :)

Janet O. said...

That is a lovely block--the fringed tablecloth is really nice, and I love each of the fabrics you have used. It seems to fit so well together.
Fun idea for using the magazine racks. I especially like that second one. Makes me want to go hunting thrift stores and antique malls to see what I can find.
Oh, I am with you on not finishing up my Thanksgiving wool projects. I had such hopes. I think I am still deluding myself that I will squeak one more under the wire.

Jennie in GA said...

Another beautiful block. And what a clever display idea!! Will look forward to seeing your holiday stitching. Happy Thanksgiving!!

CecileD said...

Your block is wonderful !! Great job Karen...and I will wait for some pics about your other blocks because I don't know the magazines...
Happy Thanksgiving !

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Excellent work on the block. I am saving the most difficult for last.
Like your quilt rack! Neat

Aunt 'Reen said...

I LOVE your latest Bountiful Life block!
The magazine racks are a wonderful idea for displaying your small quilts. The look fabulous hanging on them.

Barb said...

wonderful block - I made this block in a raffle of the quilt blocks. I didn't win unfortunately.
great rack for quilt display

em's scrapbag said...

Beautiful block! Great re purpose of the magazine rack!

Pam said...

Very lovely block and I love your idea for using magazine rack!

Jeanna said...

The magazine racks are a great idea for displaying small quilts.

Your latest block is very pretty.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Love your Bountiful Life block! What a great idea using magazine racks for your adorable little quilts--I can see I'm going to have to do some antiquing--lol!

Randy D. said...

Wonderful little projects look fabulous in your home.
have a great holiday!!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

That's a great idea in regards to the racks and this block is beautiful :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Quilting Moesje said...

So sweet ! the little nine patches :o))
And your new block is beatiful !:o))

Lori said...

What a cute idea for hanging your little quilts! Nice work on the beautiful applique block.

audrey said...

I've often wondered how you could display all your wonderful quilts! Do you rotate for the seasons?

Michelle Huddleston said...

I love the racks, but I love your block even more!

sunny said...

Great quilt racks! I'll be on the lookout the next time I'm in a thrift store.