QUILT INFO

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

Friday, August 18, 2017

A Life of Plenty

I am back working on "A Life of Plenty".  It was a block of the month presented by Jenni from the Willow.  Below are the blocks I had finished.  I was encouraged by a fellow quilter to join the Facebook group that is working on the quilt.  Thus the reason for renewed interest.  This is as far as I am.


I discovered I had made an error in the width of the one flower block.  To solve the problem (rather than make a new one), I added a piece of a different fabric to each end.  If it bothers me too much down the road, I will work on an alternate solution.

Karen

26 comments:

Jeanna said...

It is looking good so far, Karen. It is nice to have a group's encouragement on projects. Facebook makes it so easy these days.

julieQ said...

OH I love it! This is such a fun pattern!!!

Janet O. said...

I don't think it should bother you--looks really good. But if you get bothered, try adding one flying geese block to each end to pull it in with the other strips of them.

Cathy said...

I love it. I started this quilt a while ago..I guess I should pull out the blocks and start working on it again. Hugs

Radka said...

It's lovely :-)
xx

Shasta Matova said...

I thought that was my quilt for a second when I saw the picture in my blog feed! Yours looks lovely. I have a block in this quilt which I pieced the background because of a cutting mistake, and it is now my favorite block! You could consider appliquéing something on the background fabric if you want it to look like it was done on purpose.

Marsha said...

Love your blocks, even the one you had to add fabric to to make it longer. I finished my "A Life of Plenty" a while back, had it on my wall but took it down for Christmas. I think it needs to come back out for a while. I really enjoyed making it. I will be watching for more blocks and a finish for you!

CathieJ said...

This is pretty. I had to really hunt to find the block with the mistake. It looks fine to me.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Looking good so far and soo country--and I had to look and look to see what you did to fix the block--It will be fine--can't wait to see the next blocks that you create/built for this quilt--
enjoy the moments, di

belarmina said...

Karen se ve precioso
Tu bloque especial personalizado, encaja bien con todo el grupo de bloques
Buen fin de semana

Jennie in GA said...

Cute pattern. I never would have noticed your mistake. Leave it and move on!!!

Nancy said...

Your blocks look great, Karen. I like your multi-colored leaves. I need to push myself. I don't think I would have noticed the ends added to the longer block except that you mentioned them. It's easy for me to say oh, leave it, but I know it would take me a while to decide whether to change or not. In the midst of all the other blocks with the details to look at, I doubt it will stand out as a mistake.

Nancy said...

P.S. I forgot to say how much I love your lady gardener in her hollyhock "forest." What a fabulous block and a great header image.

WoolenSails said...

They are all beautiful blocks and nice to get a project finished, that you started, someday I might do that;)

Debbie

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

I like that pattern! Sounds like you will enjoy making this one too.

Julierose said...

this is so lovely--I especially like how those leaf-ey blocks break up the others--beautiful work looking forward to seeing it all come together (P.S. I got your header block's book and am going to try a few ;}}}} ) hugs, Julierose

Kyle said...

A perfect solution for a prim style.

Barb said...

I think your little fix looks great. cute pattern!

Little Penpen said...

It's beautiful and your little fix is perfect!! It'll be fun to watch others working on the same pattern on facebook.

Colleen said...

Oh I remember this one! Very nice! Like your colors :o) Very nice!

sunny said...

No mistakes - only design opportunities! How nice to have a group to encourage you.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Looks very nice so far--and your fix just adds to the charm!

Robin said...

Doesn't it feel good to return to an old project and know that this time it will become a quilt not just a UFO. It is just so satisfying. Glad you found some motivation with your friend on facebook. The country colors look so homey.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic ❤️

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Glad that you started back. It looks wonderful and will be fun to see it grow :)

moosecraft said...

Beautiful quilt! Good way to save a mis-cut block. I think it fits right in to the quilt design! :-)