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, March 6, 2017

Fall Festival Part Two

The latest assignment for the "Fall Festival" sew-along hosted by Lori of Humble Quilts was the four star blocks, the turkey, and the flag.  Here are my blocks.






The pattern is by Jan Patek and is still available.

I am using some of my left over Liberty Gardens fabric.  I think it is my all time favorite line of fabric by Brannock & Patek.  I would love to have more of it and there is some in an E-Bay listing but priced very high.  I am mixing in fabric of other lines by Jan Patek and some by other designers.  Just whatever works.

The star blocks are not my favorite style to piece but found in many of Jan Patek's designs.  So I have to grin and work my way through them.  I use freezer paper templates and lots of hash tag marks for lining up the different pieces.

Be sure to stop by Lori's blog and follow the links to see the blocks other quilters have made.

Karen

26 comments:

Cathy Slater said...

Your stars look great Karen! I used the freezer paper also but I can't get the knack of those stars. I know quite a few of my points will be chopped off! What's the secret of the hash tag marks???

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Nice stars, Karen....and your "SPRING" header is wonderful!!!!!

Hug's, Carolyn

Lynette said...

Oh, cool! These are awesome. I do love primitive and barn style quilts, but I still haven't made one.

Lori said...

I did freezer paper templates too for the stars.

belarmina said...

Karen me encantan tus estrellas locas
¡¡ el pavo mi favorito hoy !!
buena semana

Janet O. said...

Your fussy-cut star center really shines!
Everything looks good to me.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I can see how those stars would be a challenge--they look great! I love Mr. Tom Turkey!

Debby Dodds said...

Love your blocks and the fabrics you are selecting!

Randy D. said...

WOW! Your blocks are great! So awesome to see the use of the fabrics, too, which is a great line!

Allie-oops Designs said...

You have the best color sense!!! Those blocks are wonderful!

Karen said...

Debby, you are a no reply blogger so I will answer here. Selecting fabrics is my favorite part of quilt making.

Rebecca in AK said...
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Rebecca in AK said...

Great blocks! I especially love the turkey block. I may try the freezer paper method for the Yankee Diary star this month.

Anne said...

Love how you fussy cut the center of the large star. Perfect!

Liz D said...

Lovely blocks! I esp like the Eagle in the center of the Star. Like you, my favorite part of quilting is choosing the fabrics.

Your wool Spring header is wonderful too.

lizzy at gone to the beach

lizzzz.d@gmail.com

Robin said...

I love the pieced star. That really turned out great! I miss some of Brannock & Patek's older lines. Wish I had bought more when I had a chance.

WoolenSails said...

Your blocks are wonderful and a nice job on the star, those I am horrid with, any way I do them;)

Debbie

Kyle said...

More wonderful blocks. The turkey is too cute and your spring header is a nice touch for the approaching season.

Sandi said...

These look great, have fun with the sew along.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Wonderful blocks Karen.
I love the fussy cut Eagle in the center of that "not so simple to piece" Star block.

Cathy said...

I love your blocks. It is fun to see the fabric everyone is using in their blocks. Hugs

Colleen said...

Love them, especially the chicken!! You do such nice work! Always a pleasure to see what you are working on :o)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

WOW I love the fussy cut eagle in the star block and the chicken just made me smile :)

Janet said...

Yes, I like the fussy cut eagle too, it adds a lot. Love the turkey's tail fabric. Your piecing is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Patty Nordahl said...

I purchased the bom from Jan and have still some to do. I am working on Sept the crescents so I have 3 more months. Yes I am anal enough that I'm doing them in order. Seeing the sew along has been good to make me keep going. Hubby and I have been in Florida since the end of January so I have Been concentrating on hand work. Love your work and enjoy reading your blog.

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Love your turkey body fabric (resembles feathers) and patriotic star center. I ended up appliquing all the stars - I just couldn't face that wacky piecing!