Thursday, February 28, 2019

Dearest Boy, Noah and Matilda And More

A short month so the last day rolled around a bit quicker.  I put off until Wednesday morning preparing the "Dearest Boy" block for stitching.  A variation of a Crossed Canoes block.



I completed my second quilt top from the "Noah and Matilda" pattern set by Dawn Ronningen and her daughter.  I have linked you to a picture of the pattern cover so you can compare what the antique quilt design looks like.  This time, I did nine blocks using mostly Di Ford fabrics.  I doubled the size of the block patterns from eight inches to sixteen inches.  The top measures about 64 inches square.  I chose four blocks with flowers in a pot straight up and down.  Then four that are flowers diagonal set for the corners.  The center block, I chose a design with a wreath style center where I could add a fussy cut fabric. 


I have partially sewn my first set of blocks together (I made 36 using mostly Kansas Troubles fabrics) and will be able to share that top soon.  It is very different in style from this one.  My hip had been bothering me making it difficult to get up and down to pick up blocks in order for the assembly of the top.

I also have some more blocks done for the "County Fair" quilt.  I am in no rush to complete all the blocks. 



One more block done for the "Autumn Love" quilt which is a Lori Holt design.  Fun blocks.


So much to work on that it is hard to decide what to do first.

Karen

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Spencer Museum Quilt Block One

I have made the first block using Jan Patek's "Spencer Museum Quilt" pattern.  I am using fabrics from stash.  Some will be Jan Patek fabrics but also whatever I find that works.  I like mixing lines together.  The eagle fabric is a piece from Jan's "Liberty Garden" line.  One of my favorites that she has done.  These are large blocks.  Twenty inches square.


Lori from "Humble Quilts" is also making a version from the pattern.  I am anxious to see what her block looks like.

News flash:  two more have joined in on the sew-along.  Rebecca is at  http://quiltinginapolarbeargarden.blogspot.com/2019/02/spencer-museum-and-hospital-sketches.html and Dorothy has shared a picture in the Humble Quilts Facebook group of her prepped block.

Karen


Friday, February 15, 2019

Mid-February Dearest Boy Update and More

February 15th and time for a "Dearest Boy" update.  A bird block this time.  And I see that I still need to do the eye.  I changed the bird design slightly for ease applique.



I finished an "Oak Leaf and Reel" quilt that has been waiting for quilting for a long time.  I used a Fons and Porter design that was in one of their books several years ago.  The design is fused and hand button hole stitched.


I started a new quilt project from a Lori Holt design called "Autumn Love"  I purchased a kit to do it as I did not have the brighter and happier prints that Lori uses.  Two applique blocks done.



And two heart block for the "County Fair" quilt.


Quilt making has been especially enjoyable of late and I am anxious to finish old projects and start new ones.  I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Karen