Saturday, December 30, 2017

Early American Life Block 4

Just a short post today to share block 4 with you for the "Early American Life" quilt Cathy and I are each working on.  This is the Oak Leaf block.  I am anxious to see Cathy's version.  Click here to take a peek.


I have not been able to do much sewing.  A lot of company.  I wish you a very good New Year.  It will fast be upon us.  I have been writing the year as 1917 the last couple weeks instead of 2017.  I hope I do better at writing 2018.

Karen

23 comments:

Little Penpen said...

Hey Karen, you and Cathy will have a new quilt in no time at all. I love seeing your progress.... another pretty block. Funny that you are writing 1917... soon we will be back to the roaring 20's! Happy New Year!

Loris said...

Lovely block! I love the striped fabric look in it.
Have a wonderful New Year's. For some reason I started writing in 2018 early ...not sure why, just getting ahead of myself I guess? Thank you for all the inspiration throughout the year.

Cathy said...

I love your fabric choice for this block. It's beautiful. Hugs

Janet said...

Really like your header. The block looks great. Thank you for taking me on your sewing journey. Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

belarmina said...

Karen bonito bloque, esta sera otra una magnifica colcha
¡¡ me encanta tu cabecera!!
saludos

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I love that the oak leaf. I would have feared trying a striped fabric but it looks great! May you have a blessed New Year too!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Neat block--and I often 'goof' in writing the year too--I mean who can really believe that we are getting ready to enter in the year
18 in 2000--so many thought the world would end at the end of 1999!!
enjoy the moments, di

Lori said...

That is a really pretty block. You are going back in time.... lol Stress will do that to you. Be gentle with yourself as we say hello to 2018.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Gorgeous block!! Laughing at 1917 - your quilts are taking you back in time!

audrey said...

Life does get crazy during the holidays! So funny to be writing 1917 but that's how it goes when we lose our short term memory in the busyness of taking care of others!

Kyle said...

I love the use of the stripe in the block. Super cute header! Happy New Year.

Janet O. said...

Really impressed with your use of the stripe--centered and everything. Nice effect.
Ditto to what Lori said!

WoolenSails said...

Another beautiful block, I always love your use of colors and prints. I always get the year wrong, but for some reason, I am remembering them now.

Debbie

Ruth said...

How do the years change so fast??? I love to see your applique!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

WOW you did a super job on this one. I enlarged the picture and boy alighning the lines was a job! Have a peaceful day Karen, Hugs

Jennie in GA said...

Like the rest, I love the use of the stripe in this block. It is one of my favorites! Happy New Year.

Barb said...

happy new year Karen xo
wishing you peace.
nice block

moosecraft said...

1917 lol! Now that's hoping for simpler times! :-) I tell people that's when I SHOULD have been born! ;-) Another beautiful block! Happy New Year to you!!!

taylorsoutback said...

Wonderful choice of the striped fabric for your block - very effective & lovely work!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Another beautiful block and a Happy New Year to you : )

Jeanna said...

Beautiful block. Happy New Year!

Kaja said...

Happy New Year to you too! A lovely block to be kicking off 2018 with.

Nancy said...

How I love this block and especially the fabrics you chose. The stripe looks subtle at first glance but then looking at the close-up, one can see all the beautiful details of the fabric. Are the white shapes in the center appliqued on the striped fabric, or is the striped fabric cut away to show the white behind? Either way, it seems like it would be a challenge to do it as perfectly as you've done.