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

21 comments:

Pat said...

All of your blocks/quilts are beautiful and I enjoy seeing your progress.

Robin said...

You get so much accomplished! You must sew fast. My mother was fast, she did amazing work.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

You are so prolific! Love the blue and browns, what an awesome block. Hope your hip gets to feeling better being in pain is no fun.

Jeanna said...

More beautiful work Karen. I hope your hip is feeling much better.

Lori said...

So many fun blocks!! The dearest boy looks hard!

julieQ said...

What a gorgeous dearest boy blocks!! I love your Noah and Matilda quilts...and those hearta capture my own heart!!!

belarmina said...

Karen tan bonitos todos tus bloques.
Noah y Matilda precioso!!
4 bloques de flores ¡deliciosos!
Me gusta todo
Cuida tu cadera, espero que no moleste mucho
Saludos

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

your applique is so prettily done hope your aches and pains go away - no fun for sure I have my share and no what it feels like

Cathy said...

Your Noah and Matilda quilt is so beautiful. I love all your projects. Hugs

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I think you must have a needle in your hands at least 8 hours a day to get all those
beautiful blocks and quilt tops done--
love the 2 heart blocks and the last block--esp!!!
keep stitching--
luv, di

Janet O. said...

So did you applique the crossed canoes? I have made that block a few times, but never using applique, of course. I love the way you used the stripes in the fabric to enhance the design.
Great choices on your appliqued blocks. It all comes together nicely.
You have many projects making progress--and I have to say that when you post the Lori Holt blocks the colors are always a surprise. Not what I am used to seeing in your post, but it is fun to mix things up now and then.
Hope the hip pain subsides soon, and doesn't take up residence.

Kyle said...

Fabulous use of fabrics in all of your blocks. Your newest Noah and Matelida are wonderful. They look so folk art in the large size and the colors. Well, done. You have a awesome creative gift.

sandi s said...

They are all beautiful blocks! Your appliqué is wonderful. I love appliqué too, what method do you use for your appliqué? Hugs, Sandi

WoolenSails said...

You have made so many beautiful blocks and ones I would not tackle, I hate points.

Debbie

Little Penpen said...

Dearest boy is so pretty! And all the others...wonderful. You do such pretty applique.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Your crossed canoe block looks awesome! I'm reminded of the first time I made that block--it was a disaster and it was even paper pieced. I managed to mess it up royally--lol! Love all your other wonderful projects as well, and can understand it being hard to decide what to work on.

Dawn said...

Hope your hip is better soon!
Pretty blocks, and a nice variety!
Of course I adore the Noah and Matilda and how you've made it your own by the setting and fabric choices.
Beautiful work!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Very Nice Karen

Carole~Quilter on the hill said...

Love all of your blocks and I'm beginning to think that you musn't sleep much!!!

Nines said...

Doesn't look like you consider it "work." Maybe a labor of love. Beautiful, as always.

Pat said...

Wonderful applique as always! The new Noah and Matilda quilt looks beautifully put together and Di’s fabrics just sing out! Like the stripey sashing around each block. Take care of that hip.