Sunday, June 10, 2018

Jo's Prairie Flower Encore Blocks

A change in plans.  I had one quilt project in mind and started the first block.  It looked way too busy for my taste so part way through, I set it aside for re-thinking.  I needed blocks to stitch on while watching television, so a quick switch.  I am working on a "Prairie Flower Encore" quilt design from a book by Jo Morton by that name.  I have five blocks to share today.








The stitching goes fairly quick and I am having trouble keeping enough prepared ahead of time.  I am making the 20 block version from the book and there will be setting blocks between.

I am linking with Kathy's "Slow Sunday Stitching".  I haven't done that in a while though I most often do slow stitching on SundayKathy's "Slow Sunday Stitchings.

Karen

28 comments:

Sandy said...

LOVELY!! Such pretty little flowers and I love the color combinations. I do my knitting and crocheting in front of the tv often, so like things that don't require lots of attention or details.
Sandy's Space

andsewon said...

Lovely blocks! Maybe a floral fabric for sashing. Set them right off. You do wonderful handwork! I am working on a patriotic cross stitch project as my hand work.

Cathy said...

These blocks are beautiful. I need to get some blocks prepped too for tv watching. Hugs

belarmina said...

Karen preciosos bloques.
Buena Semana

Jeanna said...

Oh yes! These are lovely. I should go up and take an applique' lesson from you and use Sunday's as slow stitching days, too.

Sandy said...

Not understanding what you mean about not being able to comment the normal way? Isn't the normal way to visit the blog of the person who commented on yours like you did? Help me understand what you meant. Thanks!
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QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love your blocks--I love flowers--I just might have to find that book too--I seem to manage to do slow stitching every day lately and not alot of machine stitching--which I really need to do!!!!
enjoy, di

Quilter Kathy said...

Such lovely blocks! The prep work is not as much fun as the stitching!
Have a relaxing Slow Stitching Sunday!

Lori said...

So darn adorable!!

Ivani said...

Beautiful appliqué blocks Karen, nice circles and points.

CecileD said...

Oh my....gorgeous blocks Karen !
May I ask you please : what are the size of each block please ?

CathieJ said...

These blocks are so pretty. I really love the background fabrics that you chose too.

Shasta Matova said...

These are lovely blocks.

Nancy said...

I love the background fabrics you've chosen for these blocks, Karen. They are very subtle but add interest to the finished block, too.

I like to have applique blocks ready to stitch while watching TV, too, but I can't always keep up with it. I think my TV watching diminishes when I don't have handwork ready.

WoolenSails said...

Those are beautiful and love the backgrounds, thought that first one with the red flower is my favorite, makes a nice background and contrast.

Debbie

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

OH. Very Pretty!

Barb said...

super charming flower blocks.!

Debby Dodds said...

Love your blocks and the backgrounds you've selected!! I've been working on the same applique blocks off and on for the past couple of years -- very relaxing and do look forward to finishing in the next year!!! ;)

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Your blocks are all so sweet--can't wait to see how you decide to use them! I made some of those patterns for a wool applique "crayon" challenge quilt I made years ago. We randomly chose a crayon and our quilt had to be mostly that color--mine was coral. Not a favorite color! I hope someday to use the patterns to make something I will love--lol!

Barbara said...

Absolutely charming!

Allie-oops Designs said...

Those blocks are simply darling!!!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

oh these are so pretty and you are making quick progress!

Janet O. said...

So pretty, Karen! How large are the blocks?
I was thinking they would also look good in wool. :)

Ann at Prairie Primrose said...

I was thinking the exact thing as Janet O! How big are they? They look very relaxing to sew!

Raymond Homestead said...

Very pretty!

audrey said...

These are so lovely! You make quick work of your applique!:)

Little Penpen said...

Oh, those are so pretty! I just love the folksy look and the colors.

Karen said...

Directions say to trim to seven inches.