Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A Bountiful Life

I took time to do block eight for the "A Bountiful Life" quilt (I am using Karen Mowery's pattern).  I have had it prepped for a couple months and just now taking time to work on it.Strawberries, pears, cherries, grapes, and apples.  The grapes in this block are of the white variety.  The quilt has a lot of fruit in the blocks.


I also stitched the first block for Kathleen Tracy's mystery quilt which she is presenting in her Facebook group.  A free design.  The mystery quilt is meant to be of the scrappy variety can be done with a more select group of fabrics if a person so desires.  I am going scrappy.


Stop back again soon to see what I am working on.  I have many projects in the works.
Karen

27 comments:

Jeanna said...

Two lovely blocks. I really like the Civil War Bride block. Perfect pears and other fruit.

em's scrapbag said...

Your blocks are beautiful. I love scrappy also. They make the best quilts.

Maureen said...

Beautiful! You are obviously very skilled!

Ginney Camden said...

Beautiful blocks!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Love your fruit block--nice job--
and love the center block to K T's new mystery block--
I worked on mine today--but then decided I wanted to change 3 pieces to different colors and prints--they are now prepped so maybe tomorrow I will have a finish--
don't you love this warmer weather??
enjoy, di

Robin said...

You sure do have a lot of project going!!! You amaze me! I love the pear fabric.

belarmina said...

Kren tus bloque de frutas es maravilloso.
El bloque misterio me encanta.
Guarde este patrón, vere si puedo resistirme a empezar.
Tengo demasiadas cosas en marcha.
Saludos

Janet said...

Blocks look great. Starting fast in 2018. Fantastic.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Oh those berries...I know how much time just THOSE take :) Beautiful!

taylorsoutback said...

Your wonderful mixed fruit block makes me yearn for summer! Delicious!

Kyle said...

Two beautiful blocks. Great job on those tiny grapes!

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful blocks and I love the fabric on the pears, nice choice.

Debbie

Rebecca in AK said...

Your Bountiful Life block is beautiful! I guess I wasn’t the only one that noticed that “perfect” pear fabric. I copied off the first block of the mystery, need to look for fabric.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Beautiful ❤️

Little Penpen said...

Both are pretty but I really love the fruit and berries one. The strawberries look so real. I'm glad to see you are back to sewing!!

julieQ said...

I saw the K T block...yours makes me want to do it!! Civil War Bride...I miss our Karen and I have a entire kit just waiting for this quilt. Must get going!

Doniene said...

Hello Karen!! I always love ALL your beautiful appliqué work!! I thought about doing Kathleen Tracy’s SAL, but I have several projects on the docket, so will pass! Looking forward to seeing yours!!

Cathy said...

You do such beautiful applique. I love both of these blocks. I too have the book "A Beautiful Life". Hope to work on it one day. Hugs

sunny said...

Gorgeous applique! I'm starting to do a lot more, but not anywhere near your caliber. I'm also doing Kathleen Tracy's mystery. I hope to finish my block today at a stitching group. I didn't do the mystery last year, and really loved seeing all the finished quilts.

Lori said...

Love both of those blocks! Karen's reproduction pattern is lovely!!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Your Bountiful Life block is lovely--makes me want to make another one. Karen told me she was working on a second one in all neutrals, but I don't think she was able to finish it--I would love to do one in her honor some day. She was such a sweet lady!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Looking good Karen - both blocks. Now you are 2 blocks ahead of me - oh well it is easy to be ahead of me....LOL Looking forward to more of your beautiful work.

Allie-oops Designs said...

I love both of these soooooo much!!! I was so tempted to buy Karen's book, I love that quilt so much, but I'm trying to be realistic on what I can accomplish, lol - I'll just drool over yours.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

A Bountiful Life is a gorgeous project and I like the other block as well.

Janet O. said...

Beautifully done blocks, Karen. That fruit block looks none too easy, yet you have really made it shine!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Love, love this block Karen!

Taryn said...

I'm glad to see you working on Karen Mowry's version of the quilt. I do miss her and her quilt inspiration. Seeing your block was a nice reminder of her today.