Sunday, June 4, 2017

Fall Festival Finale

I am late to the party for the Fall Festival Finale.  I have been working on a Jan Patek pattern called " Fall Festival" along with Lori and some other quilters.  We were doing a few blocks a month.  The final posting was on June 2nd.  Time crept up on me and I did not have my blocks sewn together.  I was doing that on June 2nd when I discovered that I had made one of the wide blocks too wide.  That meant removing some applique parts, shortening the background in width and then re-stitching the applique.  I was then able to get everything put together.  Then I had to wait for a second pair of hands to be here to help hold the quilt up for a picture.


Not a great picture as it is a large quilt and not easy for two people to hold at an even level.  My favorite block is the pumpkin and vine across the top of the quilt.  The pumpkin and crow block on the bottom is the one I had to adjust the width on.  I was able to use one of my blues from the main body of the quilt for the first narrow border by using scraps and piecing them together.  Just barely enough to do it.

You probably have already seen the other quilts and links on Lori's blog but just in case, go here.

I have been battling a gout attack in my left foot.  Very painful and hard to walk.  A trip to the doctor's office and a prescription have helped and I can walk almost normal now but it was a tough week.

Have a great Sunday!
Karen

30 comments:

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I am in 'pain' with you on the foot thing--I ended up bruising my left foot by my little toe twice in about 4 days--the second time was even worse than the first time--I am pretty sure I did not break anything--but I have been in discomfort ever since--am ok if I stay off it--but that gets boring--can walk on it--but then afterwards it lets me know it is not happy with me!!!!
Your quilt looks lovely--alot of nice stitching you did--
enjoy the moments, di

Julierose said...

Oh so sorry to hear you are in pain--hopefully you will feel better soon.
All the blocks are lovely but my favorite is the pumpkin one too...nice finish on this one hugs, Julierose

Radka said...

Beautiful quilt!
xx

Shasta Matova said...

That turned out beautifully. I hope your foot heals quickly.

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

I like that light blue - I too had construction problems and don't even remember how I figured it out!

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Lovely quilt. Hope you feel better soon!

belarmina said...

Karen es un precioso edredón, mi favorito tambien es la cesta calabaza,
siento lo de tu pie, espero que te recuperes pronto,
Antonio también tiene un problema de pie ¨fascitis plantar¨no se si esto se traduce bien, no fue posible nuestra marcha de mayo en Los Pirineos por su dolor al caminar.
buen semana

sunny said...

Nice job, Karen! Fortunately, you don't have to walk much to sew. LOL!

WoolenSails said...

Love how your quilt came out, really beautiful piece and it was fun following along.
Gout doesn't sound fun, luckily my feet are still ok, even with a few breaks. The problem is finding a shoe store that has my size in hiking boots, hate ordering online.

Debbie

Kyle said...

Your quilt is super fun. Jan's pattern can have some challenging 'figure it out parts'. You did good! Hope the prescription keeps helping and you continue to feel better.

Janet O. said...

Oh, gout is painful. I've only had it once, but I thought I must have broken something in my foot. My sympathy is with you!
Your quilt looks so good, Karen. I really like the effect that blue border has on it. Really sets it off well.

moosecraft said...

Your Fall Festival quilts is wonderful! The pumpkin and vine block would make a great pillow too!

Little Penpen said...

How pretty!! I'll bet that was frustrating to have to re do the block before finishing. Ouch! On your gout!! Hoping it resolves quickly!!

Barb said...

great pattern.
hope your foot feels better soon - ouch!

Barbara said...

Wonderful quilt! I think the house block is my favorite :) Hope you are back to feeling 100% soon.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Wonder if my post made it

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Well, it went into oblivion. Well here we go. So sorry about your foot,. They say that Gout is so painful. I love your quilt. I am hoping that I will soon get with the program and get caught up and try to keep up with you! Beautiful primitive work!

Lori said...

I'm sorry about your foot Karen, but glad to hear you are on the mend. Great job on the quilt even if you did have to un stitch a little bit.

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

Gout is not fun. I'm glad the prescription is helping. Your top turned out delightful. I think my favorite is also the bird on the pumpkin. Thank you for sharing your finish. --Andrea

Colleen said...

Oh no! I hope you feel better. Gout is awful. The quilt is lovely! You did a wonderful job!

Sandi said...

Congrats on your finish it is wonderful! Hope you feel better soon and onto another fabulous project?

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love your finish--especially the block across the top! I hope your foot continues to feel better--take care!

Jeanna said...

Your quilt turned about beautifully. I'm glad your foot is feeling better.

Robin said...

I love your quilt. Black borders were a good choice. I always think black looks country and makes things pop. Sorry about your foot - that's sure no fun.

Maxine Lesline said...

Ripping is a part of quilting,, sad to say..this turned out geat.. cheerul quilt... and a nice balance of elements.. Jan Patek's country friendly patterns in a room rather make it cozy. The black fabric makes a definite statement.

Joanna said...

You get extra credit for fixing that block instead of making a new one. The results are lovely. I love Jan Patek's work.

Allie-oops Designs said...

That is a stunning quilt, Karen! I think I would have re-made the block, kudos to you on fixing it properly! The pumpkin and vine is my favorite too....sorry to hear you're suffering from gout, my mom has had that and it is not fun! Praying you feel better soon!

Sue said...

Sorry to hear about the gout but SO happy you are starting to feel better. Wonderful Quilt !

eloidastitches said...

So sorry to hear about your painful foot. I sure hope it settles and feels better soon. I love the progress on this quilt. Beautiful.

Ruth said...

The quilt top is darling! I love it! DH has had some problems with gout and takes a prescription to ward off attacks. I recently found out I have arthritis in one foot and it's not fun either. I don't like the side effects of the medicine, so I'm not taking anything and hoping I will get used to it.