QUILT INFO

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

Friday, March 30, 2018

Early American Life Update

The end of the month slipped up on me.  I have had company for a week and no sewing done here.  But fortunately, I already had my block done for the 30th.


Cathy mentioned in her blog post that this block design is very much Pennsylvania Dutch in style and I agree.  It was an easy one to stitch.  Be sure to pay Cathy a visit and see her block.  Hers is brighter in color.

My visitor this past week has been my sister-in-law.  She has a lot more energy than me and lots of know how.  She has been doing many jobs sprucing up the outdoors around my house and pressure washing the driveway, sidewalks, and pool area.  And we have been playing cards and Yahtzee in the evenings.  I will get back to sewing this next week.

Karen

22 comments:

Cathy said...

Our fabrics look so similar...but like you said mine are a bit brighter. Glad you have had a nice visit with your sister in law. Hugs

Little Penpen said...

The blue bird block is pretty; Cathy's is very pretty too. It sounds like your sis in law was a big help during her visit, too. Now, get back to sewing!! lol

Frog Quilter said...

Very cute and well done.

Lori said...

So nice of your SIL to come and help out! I'm sure it was welcome company too.
What a fun simple block that carries a punch!

Allie-oops Designs said...

Please send your sister-in-law here when she's done, lol!!! How lovely of her to help you out. I really like your block Karen!!

Marjan said...

That is a really beautiful block, Karen!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Ahh--pretty block--and yes it does look Amish--
wondered where you were--glad you are having fun--and getting a spring cleaning while doing it--that is my job next week--spring clean--Happy Easter--
enjoy, di

taylorsoutback said...

Another lovely block to add to your project Please let me know if your SIL is available in the next month or so...and I will pay travel expenses! :-)

Robin said...

Cute cute block. I bet it was fun to make. It sounds like you are on a staycation. Hope you are having a winning streak.

Kyle said...

Yes, your block is very cute. Glad you SIL has come to do a bit of summer sprucing. That's the kind of company I'd love to have!

WoolenSails said...

I love that block and the way the hearts are, nice design.
I am glad your SIL has been able to visit and help out.

Debbie

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Your SIL sounds like an awesome person getting all that stuff done for you! I had planned to do a little spring cleaning this week and then came to my senses and realized it could wait until next week. Have a great Easter and have fun with your company.

Janet O. said...

It is a great block—and yes, it evokes a P. D. feel.
How nice to have your Sister-in-law visit and help you!

moosecraft said...

Awesome block! I've always admired the fraktur style of designs. Enjoy your time with your sister in law and getting ready for Spring!

Jennie in GA said...

Like your block, as usual. How nice to have a visitor who helps out around the house!!!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

I like both of your ladies blocks! So glad you had some fun time with company! Happy Easter!

belarmina said...

Karen me encanta tu bloque !!
Suena una semana activa durante el día,
y relajante por las noches .
Buena semana

Aunt 'Reen said...

Another wonderful block!
Happy to hear you had a nice visit with your SIL and help around the house with a few projects.

Quilter Kathy said...

Sure wish I had a sister in law like that! LOL
I enjoy seeing the two version of the same blocks!

Dawn said...

What a great SIL you have. Nice you can get out and about, we're still dealing with snow. That's a cute little block.

Haddock said...

Must look up the Pennsylvania Dutch style

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I missed this one ! love it...very pretty!