Monday, April 30, 2018

Early American Life.....Blocks Done

Cathy and I got busy and finished the rest of our blocks for Early American Life.

 Willow

 Rooster

 Vine

 Love Birds
Urn

Cathy added her sashings as she went.  I still have that to do.  I have been working on a doll quilt for a swap through the Facebook Prim group.  It is an interesting challenge which I will explain more about at a later date.

Now for another new sew-along.  This time it will be Cathy, Julie, and myself participating.  We will be working on a new pattern set called "Dearest Boy".  The pattern set was available on Etsy but I do not see it offered there at this time.  There is also a Facebook group for those stitching the pattern.  It consists of both pieced and applique blocks.  Below is a picture of the quilt.

We are going to try for two blocks a month and post one on the 15th and the 30th as Cathy and I have been doing with the "Early American Life" blocks.  Stay tuned.

Karen

Additional information:  I have had a couple e-mails asking how to find the Dearest Boy designer to ask about pattern availability.  The designer is Jean Cerbone and she still has an Etsy shop  You can contact her through that listing and ask when more patterns will be available.  Here is a link.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/529155191/chintz-medallion-quilt-pattern?ref=ss_listing

I cannot e-mail you if you are listed as a "no-reply" commentor.  

25 comments:

Little Penpen said...

Oh boy!! Dearest Boy is going to be incredible! I LOVE that cow in the middle. It looks like a pretty challenging quilt, too. Your final blocks are wonderful and I can't wait to see it all put together. You girls are amazing!

Cathy said...

I love your blocks and see that some of ours are almost identical. Looking forward to starting Dearest Boy. Hugs

julieQ said...

Your blocks are so, so pretty! I have a grand total of four of these blocks prepped, but not stitched yet. I love our Dearest Boy pattern, and can't wait to stitch along!

Jeanna said...

Beautiful American Life blocks, Karen. Dearest Boy looks like another pretty quilt.

terry said...

After seeing Dearest Boy on Julie's Blog,I quickly ordered the pattern. Have already started "prepping" the patterns and selecting fabrics. Am anxious to see your group's progress. Terry in So. Calif.

belarmina said...

Karen bonitos bloques.
Me encanta el gallo y el sauce.
Estaré atenta a tus nuevos proyectos.
Saludos

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

What lovely blocks you stitched up--
and for Dearest Boy--I will be anxious to watch that one come together too--If things where better here--I might even have joined in on that one--but???
enjoy, di

Karen said...

Terry, you are "no-reply" when I received your comment. You would be welcome to join in with us on the sew-along.

taylorsoutback said...

The blocks are so charming as always - particularly like the sweet willow block as I watch our own willow trees take on Spring color. What a unique pattern - will enjoy watching your progress on Dearest Boy.

Pilar Garcia de la Cueva said...

Muy bonito todo,pero el gallo me encanta.
Un abrazo.

Robin said...

Your block turned out so nice (as usual). I love the chicken and the willow. The new quilt will be quite a challenge. It's going to fun to watch this quilt come together with each of you choosing your own fabrics and style.

Kyle said...

You got going and finished so many blocks. The next project is going to fun to watch and see in what direction you all head

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

All of these finished blocks for American Early Life are beautiful! I love seeing this NEW project in the works as well!

Janet O. said...

Your finished blocks are wonderful. They have what I can only call "a simple grace" about them. Don't know how else to say it.
The new pattern you three are using is another beauty. Love the name. I was interested to see how many pieced blocks there are in it. Are you looking forward to those. :)

Elzaan said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome!
Great progress, and the new sew along looks like fun. There are some interesting pieces in there.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Darling blocks! Loved seeing Cathy's quilt put together. That new one is really special!

katherine malone said...

Since the pattern is no longer available on Etsy, does your pattern have a publisher or any other contact information that could be provided? Would love to have this pattern.

Karen said...

Katherine, you are listed as a "no-reply" commentor so I cannot e-mail you the answer to your question. The designer of the pattern is Jean Cerbone. You can contact her through her Etsy shop and ask when more pattern sets will be available.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/529155191/chintz-medallion-quilt-pattern?ref=ss_listing

Raymond Homestead said...

So admire your work!

Lori said...

Such cute blocks to finish that quiltalong! No down time for you or Cathy at all!! I'm glad Julie is jumping in too!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Congratulations on the completion of your Early American Life blocks!
O.m.gosh... I love the new project Dearest Boy that you will be working on! If possible I'm going to try and purchase the pattern. Thanks for sharing the information with us Karen!

WoolenSails said...

Love the new blocks, that is going to be such a beautiful quilt and love the new one you will be working on, as well.

Debbie

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Great work Karen. Have fun with the new project - looks interesting!

Dawn said...

Congrats on the blocks finish.
The new 10" blocks are interesting, as is the medallion center. It will be interesting to watch your progress.

audrey said...

Your new quilt along looks fantastic! Looking forward to seeing this one progress too.:)