QUILT INFO

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

Monday, July 2, 2018

Catherine's Garden and Early American Life

I revisited an older quilt in progress and got the top put together.  The pattern is "Catherine's Garden" and is designed from an antique quilt by Dawn (Collector With A Needle) and her daughter Nora. 


I have had the sixteen applique blocks done for a good while.  I started the project without knowing exactly where I was going with it.  Just that I wanted to do the applique blocks and I wanted to use my fabric in stash.  I chose a pink and brown combo (it may not be to your taste unless you are drawn to pink and brown quilts).  I didn't know what I would use for the setting blocks and how the border would be done.  I did not have enough of the applique block background fabric for setting blocks and ended up using a dark brown screen looking print that I had enough of in stash.  I only had small amounts of the applique fabrics left.  Not really enough to do the border meant to be added to the quilt.  Just recently, I purchased this pink and brown floral print with no particular use in mind.  Today, it became the border for my quilt.  I don't have anyone to hold up the quilt top for a picture so it is floor pictures today.



I also finished the "Early American Life" quilt top.  I did the border different than the pattern instructions.  I used a Jo Morton border stripe print and like the way it looks.




Cathy (Big Lake Quilter) was making the same quilt along with me.  You can see her finished top here.

I still have many unfinished quilt projects in the sewing room but at least I have made progress.

21 comments:

belarmina said...

Karen son maravillosos los dos.
Me gusta como terminaste El jardín de Catalina.
saludos

Chris said...

Both tops look really nice. Congrats getting them to flimsies.

Julierose said...

Lovely applique tops; i actually love that pink and brown one--I think it really looks soft and comforting...hugs, Julierose

moosecraft said...

These are both wonderful! The early American life one looks fabulous with the jo Morton fabric border! She has such nice fabrics!

Little Penpen said...

Two beautiful quilts and I love pink and brown together! You accomplished a lot by finishing two tops. I'm still waiting for the cow on Dearest Boy!

sunny said...

So how much time do you spend appliqueing each day? I'm always amazed by how much you accomplish. Both quilts are gorgeous, but I especially love Catherine's Garden. Pink and brown is a favorite combination of mine. Beautiful!!

Jeanna said...

You've made great progress, Karen. These are two very pretty quilts.

Dawn said...

Beautiful tops! Catherine's Garden really pulled together in the pink and brown pallet. You are really on a roll! Congratulations.

Cathy said...

Your Catherine's Garden is beautiful. I really need to make that one. This is my first look at your finished Early American Life top. I love your border fabric. Hugs.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I think pink and brown makes such a sweet combination. I love your quilt--the blocks are charming!

Patricia Taylor said...

What’s not to love about pink and brown? A classic favorite!! Both your quilts are wonderful and how you accomplish so much is impressive...

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Well Karen, you could not have chosen a better fabric for the pink and brown quilt! Really makes it pop!

Your Early American Life quilt is beautiful. I like the fact that the border fabric recedes to the background and the sashings pop!

Keep going - you will have all those UFO's finished before you know it!

Robin said...

Catherine's Garden is a really sweet little quilt. That border fabric makes each little blossom shine. Nice touch!

audrey said...

You are the busiest applique stitcher I know! Both of these quilts are great. I would love to see your stack of finished quilts someday. Your output is just incredible through the years!

Janet O. said...

Wonderful progress, Karen!
I love pink and brown together, and that border print sets off your blocks perfectly.
Your applique blocks look so good. Nice job on a couple of finished tops!

WoolenSails said...

You did a beautiful job with both quilts and the borders are perfect on each one.

Debbie

Carole said...

It's lovely! I'm so impressed by the amount of quilting you get done. Cheers!

Karen said...
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Allie-oops Designs said...

That border fabric is perfect, well done Karen! Both quilts are so gorgeous! And I love your Dearest Boy blocks, and the Jo Morton quilt, that's really a stunner!!!

Lori said...

The floral border works great with the top quilt!!
Both quilts are lovely, Karen!!

Karen said...

Good morning Karen. Just popped in to see what you’ve been up to and see your work is as wonderful as ever. I retired a few weeks ago and so hope to be more consistent in getting things done. Have a great day. You’ve got some really pretty things going on.