Monday, February 12, 2018

Old and New Quilt Projects

I am sharing pictures of quilt blocks today plus a quilt top that I just finished putting together.  I made another block for "It's A Bountiful Life".  I have lost count of how many are done now.  Maybe ten blocks.


Next, I started working on a Lori Smith design called "Homage to American Quilt Makers: Album Quilt".  I like the designs as they have a folk art look.




Amd a finished quilt top.  The pattern design is by Jeni From the Willow".  It was a freebie  in 2014/2015 called "A Life of Plenty".  Here is a link to the patterns.  I would have liked for it to be a bit larger.  It is not really long enough to cover up with unless you are a short person.  I did not want to put a huge border on it to make it larger so left it as designed.



I am still recovering from a severe gout attack but it is much better than it was.  And a cold on top of that that is about gone.  I am ready to feel good again.

Karen

22 comments:

Cathy said...

Karen your blocks are beautiful. I am so glad you are feeling better. It's about time right? We got snowed in on the weekend. 14" of snow. Ugh. Hugs

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful blocks and I do like the simplicity of folk art blocks, that will be beautiful. Love how your quilt came out with Jeni's blocks, I did not have time for that one, think it will take me 10 years to catch up, lol.

Debbie

Janet O. said...

Your "prolific-ness" in applique always leaves me in awe.
Are those ostriches in the top block? Love it!

belarmina said...

Karen Tus trabajos maravilloso como siempre.
Todos los bloques impresionantes.Me encanta el de la pareja.
A Life of Plenty muy bonito
Me alegra que estés mejor
saludos

Janet said...

Love all the blocks and the finished quilt. You are getting a lot done for the new year. I hope you get to feeling better. Thank you for sharing.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Your blocks are beautiful! I do hope you will be feeling better soon! Spring is just around the corner.

sandi s said...

I’m glad your starting to feel better. I hate being sick. Your appliqué is beautiful! It’s my favorite type of stitching. Hugs,

Little Penpen said...

Such beautiful applique! It looks like you are staying busy. That gout has been a 'doosey' , hasn't it? I do pray that you start feeling more like yourself soon!

taylorsoutback said...

More lovely applique blocks...watching these come together! Really like your gentle color palette. Your A Life of Plenty turned out so great - what a fun quilt...and my legs are on the short side, should you ever tire of it:-)

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Wow--you are really managing to get a lot of applique done despite not feeling so good. I took a class from Lori Smith years ago and she called the people in that last block "high fiver's"--always give me a little chuckle when I see them. Feel better!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Even with not feeling well--you kept busy--love that first block--(but then it has pink in it!!) And those other blocks are all neat--and love the quilt top you got put together--it will be a nice size for a wall hanging or on the back of a couch!!
enjoy, di

sunny said...

If you can get that much done when not feeling well, it's not surprising what you can do when you're well. Glad to hear you're feeling better. Just spent a couple of weeks in your beautiful state, and have now returned to the tundra. LOL!

Robin said...

I love the 'Bountiful Life' quilt. This block is great. I bought the pattern a few years ago but the Roseville Quilt is taking so long it will be a while before I can get to it. I'm glad you're getting your quilt blocks done. The dancing couple in the Lori Smith quilt is so lively and fun. I like it a lot. Hope you can be completely healthy soon.

audrey said...

Glad you are feeling better! I love seeing these wonderful applique blocks and the folksy charm of them. Your quilt top is great and I can see why you don't want to add a border. Some quilts are just done at a certain point and it's hard to see how to go bigger. This one is perfect as is.:)

Kyle said...

The ostrich block is one that's always made me smile.

Barbara said...

Lovely blocks! I especially like the oak leaf and birds. Glad to hear you are feeling better :)

moosecraft said...

Congrats on a finish! Love that Life of Plenty quilt! And, of course, I'm admiring ALL of the blocks you have posted! Glad you are feeling better!

Browndirtcottage said...

Everything looks great Karen. I too am plugging along on my Bountiful Life. Nice to see you have a finish. That's always inspiring!

julieQ said...

You are an applique artist, no doubt! I am ready for you to feel better too...hugs!! Jeni's quilt just turned out perfectly. So sorry you have been sick.

Jeanna said...

So much eye candy in this post. Hope you are feeling better!

Allie-oops Designs said...

I love every single one - and to think you've not been feeling well! Oh Karen I hope you're 100% better very soon!!!

Lori said...

Your blocks are fantastic!!
Jeni's quilt turned out very nice.