Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Cotton Flower and Two Finishes

Today I am sharing a picture of the Cotton Flower block from the "Early American Life" pattern Cathy and I have been working on.  I enjoyed doing this one.  It is the sixth block we have stitched for the quilt.  Ten to go.


Take a minute to visit Cathy's blog to see her version.

I have two completed quilts to share with you today.  The first is the "Piece and Plenty" quilt from a free Moda University pattern in 2008.  I made three of these quilts.  The third one took a while for me to complete as I really don't fancy making three from the same pattern.   Mary from Quilt Hollow quilted it.  It took quite a while for me to remember to do the binding.


And a picture of the backing.  A Blackbird Designs fabric.

The snowman quilt is from a Jan Patek pattern called "Pinetree Ridge".

I used a Country Threads snowman pattern to make a large block to add to the backing.  This quilt used up a lot of my medium blues in stash.



The gout in my left foot is better but the right foot is protesting and making it difficult to wear a shoe and to walk.  I think I can prep some applique today though to have something to sit and stitch on.

Karen

27 comments:

Cathy said...

I too enjoyed making this block. I love the quilts you have shared. I hope to work on both this year. I'm so sorry your gout is so painful. I wish you a speedy recovery. Hugs

Barb said...

Love your recent finishes - especially the snowman on the back - fabulous!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

These two finishes are so pretty ; congrats@ I love this cotton flower block. Cute touch to add the snowman to the backing of the one quilt and i hope that your foot gets better asap!

belarmina said...

Karen me alegra que estes mejor.
Felicidades !!! tres maravillosos edredones.
Gran idea de respaldo con el muñeco.
El bloque me encanta.
saludos

Needled Mom said...

Those blocks are looking so nice. Great colors too.

Your quilts are beautiful.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Dear Gout--be out of my friend, Karen--now!!! It probably doesn't obey any better than our kids did-but I tried!! Love today's block--that background fabric makes it look like more flowers are surrounding the red flowers--cute!!
and 2 really nice finishes--and yes--I would of went 'nuts' trying to make '3' of the same quilt top!!
enjoy, di

Jeanna said...

Oh such very pretty finishes! I hope your foot feels better soon. We are having some chilly temps, too cold for bare feet!

em's scrapbag said...

Wonderful finishes. I adore the snowman on the back. What a perfect addition.

Robin said...

The flower block looks great. The flowers remind me of red carnations. The Moda Mystery quilt is fabulous. I can't imagine making three!! I made one and that was about all I could handle. I ended up giving it away (sigh). But, the person who received it was thrilled. I love the Jan Patek quilt and the snowman on the back is a wonderful touch.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Your block and both your Quilts look great! I still have that Moda basket quilt on my list—I’m amazed that you have made three!!!

Kyle said...

I remember the Piece and Plenty pattern. Making three of the same pattern is very challenging. You deserve a gold metal. The snowman quilt is delightful. Just what you need in Florida! You seem to be making quite a dent in your stash.

Janet O. said...

I like your choice of background fabric for the flower block.
Love that snowman quilt--Great backing!!
Hope your feet can BOTH feel better soon!

Little Penpen said...

Oh my goodness....you made three of those quilts???? Amazing! Your cotton flower block is really pretty and so is Cathy's. The snowman quilt looks fun and I love the long tall snowman on the backing. I sure hope your lil feets will feel better soon!! (Hugs)

WoolenSails said...

I cannot imagine making three, but you do a lot of beautiful appliqué and this one is no exception. Love the backing you used, too. The snowman is a fun piece. Mary does a wonderful job on quilting. I need to clean up my spaces so I can start using my machine and get some tops done.

Debbie

Jocelyn Thurston said...

wow, a lot of us loved that strawberry block. All these blocks are so nice and what lovely stitching.

CecileD said...

Congratulations for your finishes ! The backing with the snow man is very original !
Love your appliqué block too ! And the background fabric is amazing !!
I hope you feel better soon....so sorry to hear !

Lynette said...

I'm sorry your feet are giving you such troubles - no fun! Both of these finishes are pretty. I've done multiples of a pattern before, and I can relate to the monotony by the time you get to the third - sometimes, though, I want one of a given design for each of my daughters. LOVE the snowman on the back - that was brilliant idea.

Raymond Homestead said...

Beautiful work Karen!

Liz D said...

[my comment disappeared] Beautiful quilts! Why did you make three Baskets and did you work on all three at the same time?

Karen said...

Liz, you are a no reply commentor so I will have to answer your question here. I offered to applique in trade for machine quilting. The quilter had a kit for the quilt. She also gave me a bundle of fat quarters of the same line of fabric. The kit was very generous in fabric. I also had some of the fabric in stash and ordered border and backing for myself. Then she was given a second kit for the same quilt. Her mother liked the quilt very much so I said to give one of the quilts to her. Between the two kits, the bundle, and my extra fabric, there was enough for three quilts. Hard to do the 3rd as a repeat but I wanted my own.

Janet said...

What fantastic finishes. Amazing. Your cotton flower block is beautiful. Really like your background fabric. Take care of yourself. Thank you for sharing.

sandi s said...

Your block is wonderful! I’m enjoying seeing your blocks come along. Hugs,

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

You ladies are producing a beautiful quilt for each of you to enjoy. So nice to have a friend to quilt with. GOUT they say that is so painful! I am finally healthy! Hope you begin to feel better soon.

taylorsoutback said...

Oh those poor feet...sending positive thoughts for relief asap! Another lovely applique block on a beautiful background. And what a fun surprise to see that snowman on the back of your Pine Tree Ridge...such a perfect winter quilt.

Lori said...

I hope by now your feet are feeling better!!!
Lovely block you and Cathy are doing. Woo-Hoo on the finished quilts/top! Love that snowman!!

Allie-oops Designs said...

I love both blocks, yours and Cathy's. And your quilts - wowzers! Fantastic!!

Allie-oops Designs said...

Well phooey, hit publish too early - forgot to say I hope the gout is gone SOON, that's so painful!