Saturday, September 30, 2017

Flowers Quilt

I am sharing a picture of the "Stocks" block for the "Fowers" quilt Cathy and I are working on.  A tall skinny block.  I have never heard of a stock plant but just looked it up and there is.  I do not have a green thumb for growing flowers.

Cathy and I are nearing the end of the applique blocks for this quilt.  I have started sewing the half square triangle units for the setting and there are lots of them.

Take a peek at Cathy's block here.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Last of the Stonefields Blocks

I have finished all the blocks for the Stonefields quilt.  In fact, more than I need because I did not add in one small batch to my total at some point.  I will have a few extra to play with in case something does not work well.  Lots of block pictures in this post.  Again, I have substituted blocks from other designers if I did not care for a design that came with the pattern or I felt there were too many repeats of a block I did not enjoy stitching.

Again, I made use of a French General fabric panel that had letters on it (You might remember that I used the large red "K" for my initial on a block and can see it in the previous post).

Love this French General toile.

I am not going to do the flying geese border nor the hexagon border that follows.  I am going to let my fabric do the job instead.  I have a border print that picks up the colors I have used in the blocks.  I hope it works.  Now to trim blocks and play with laying them out.


Saturday, September 16, 2017


More Stonefields blocks to share with you though not all are block designs by the pattern designer.  I am substituting blocks to suit myself.  Some by Kay McKenzie and Jeana Kimball.  Or from my Electric Quilt program.

I like the fussy cut bird on the block below.

The frame fit fairly well around this fussy cut basket of flowers.  The background is a French General fabric.  I was hoping to be able to use the basket somehow in the quilt.

The fussy cutsbelow are from a French General fabric.  The alphabet fabric is by Blackbird Designs.  I have used that alphabet fabric as background in a few of the blocks.

Notice the flowers.  They are from a Civil War print.

The fussy cuts pieces are from a French General fabric.

I decided to make another block utilizing the oval frame.  I showed some blocks using it in a previous post.

This block is from a Kay McKenzie pattern called "Bluebells".  I like the fussy cut reverse applique center.

The letter "K" is for my name and came from a French General fabric.

I have five blocks left to prep and stitch.  And I may replace one block that I made.  I have not shown it but it turned out a bit smaller than I need.  I could sew it with small seams when I start putting everything together.

You may have noticed that I am not using actual green fabrics for the leaves and stems.  I had navy blue in one block.  Mostly, I have been using gold fabrics that had a bit of green tone to them.  Just wanted something different.

I will post more block pictures soon as I have several more done.