QUILT INFO

This is the first block from the pattern "The Milkmaid's Album" which was designed by Betty Alderman. Out of print pattern.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Block Nine: Early American Life and More

It's the 15th and time to share the next block for "Early American Life".  The pattern identifies this block just as "Flower".  You can see Cathy's version by clicking here.


I made a decision to work only on the blocks for Lori Smith's "Homage to American Quilt Makers" and was able to complete all the blocks left to stitch.





The next block is one I substituted from another folk art style Lori Smith pattern.  I feel it more suited the look I wanted.  And it reminds me of the willow tree that used to be in the front yard when I was a child.  I did not like it when it got cut down.  I liked playing under the tree limbs.

I spent some time earlier in the month laying out the "Stonefields" blocks on my design floor (the design wall isn't large enough).  I am using the living room floor as it does not get much use.  I think I am satisfied with the block positions as they are now.  The blocks need trimmed to size and then sewn together.  If you remember, I substituted block designs from other sources for some in the pattern.


And while in the living room, I took a picture of a quilt hanging on the door of one of the quilt cabinets.  It is a Noah's Ark Quilt from a Red Wagon design. 


My current plan is to set aside the Lori Smith design blocks while I decide about the setting and go back to a UFO that I have neglected for a long time.  The "Beyond the Cherry Tree" quilt blocks.  I have seven left to stitch and then the borders.  I do better if I make a decision to push myself to stick with one project and just get it done.

Karen

20 comments:

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Oh my, you have been busy! I love all you blocks! I have enjoyed watching you and Cathy in you quilt-a-long. Your quilt cabinet is gorgeous!

Little Penpen said...

Wow!! you have been sewing away! Your blocks are wonderful and I just love the house and horse block! Cathy's sunflower version of the recent block is pretty, too. Stonefields reminds me a Farmer's Wife quilt; that's a lot of work!! Your Noah's ark quilt is so pretty and your cabinet is so FULL of quilts.... *jealous*. I want to be like you!!!

Chris said...

I still have 7 blocks to complete on my BTCT. Five are almost done. Some of them have layers and layers of small bits so they are taking more time. I have a plan for making my borders. I thought I would get my granddaughter to help run the GO cutter to cut out all those cherries and leaves. Stonefield's is on my to-do list for next year.

Cathy said...

I love your EAL block. We are on the downward slope now. Pretty soon we will need to choose our next quilt. I love your quilt cabinet. Hugs

Janet O. said...

All of the scalloped edges of the "Flower" look very tricky to me. It is a pretty block. Well, they all are! Your talent for applique is a joy to behold. You obviously love what you do!
We used to play beneath my aunt's weeping birch tree. Like a willow, the long, flowing branches hanging down around you provide all kinds of imaginative play opportunities.

belarmina said...

Karen preciosos tus bloques .
Maravillosos el bloque de la Flor.
Precioso el bloque Sauce.
La almohada de cabecera muy delicada
Tu armario de Edredones... Un placer para la vista.
saludos

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh my those blocks are coming along nicely-and you are going to have a very pretty quilt there someday!!
and I love the quilt on the door to that neat wood cabinet--and look at all those quilts you have done laid inside the cabinet!!
and I too like to concentrate on finishing a quilt--though I may be doing some blocks for other quilts I like to work on finishing blocks and tops to one quilt each month--though I have been bad about that since the first of the year!!!!
enjoy, di

Jeanna said...

You've made the most of your stitching time, Karen. All of your blocks are pretty, as usual. The Stonefields quilt is going be beautiful, can't wait to see it.

em's scrapbag said...

So many great blocks! And I adore the Noah's are quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

Stonefields is so nice. It's just soothing and comforting. Glad you've been able to get so much done. It's such a good feeling to finish a step and be able to move on to the next one. I like the weeping willow block, I don't blame you for wanting to include it.

Kyle said...

You had a lot of eye candy today. I loved seeing your cabinet so full with all your wonderful quilts.

Janet said...

Love your header. You get so much done. They all look fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Love all your fun applique blocks. I'm looking forward to seeing Stonefields finished--it's going to be gorgeous!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

A little late in commenting, but wow you have been busy busy! Such pretty block is Karen! And your Stonefields. You will, of course beat me on this quilt, but maybe later in the year I will complete mine. I too am finding out that I am doing better by staying with one project at a time like I used to! Have a great Quilting Day!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

First of all I love your whimsical new header photo! :)

And as always, seeing your latest blocks and what you are up to. Beautiful inspiring work as always :)

Danice G said...

More awesome applique work. Your quilts are so perfect. Yes, I find it helps to decide on one goal and get it done.

Jennie in GA said...

As always, your blocks are incredible. I especially love your Stonefields blocks. Are you going to add the EPP?

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your folk art blocks are all beautiful!
This is the first time I've seen all of your Stonefields together... looks amazing! Best wishes on the completion of your Beyond the Cherry Trees. I look forward to following your progress

Sandi said...

Love all your folk art inspired blocks they're wonderful! We had a willow tree and when we decided to sell the house my dad dug it up and moved it to my grandparents home.

Their house still stands but the tree is/was in the backyard. I should try and see if it still stands, thanks for brining up the memory of it.

Lori said...

What wonderful blocks! I love the willow tree.
How do you keep track of the quilt blocks you've laid out? Photo graph? Pin rows together?
happy Friday!