Wednesday, May 15, 2019

May 15th Dearest Boy Update

The latest block done for my "Dearest Boy" quilt.  Yummy strawberries!


The little white flowers were created with circles that were gathered in the seam allowance by a running stitch.  Then the hand sewing needle was run up through the center of the circle and pulled over the edge, tightened to create dips (petals).  Each was to have five sections done this way but a couple flowers ended up with just four.

I am working on Lori Holt's "Bloom" pattern set.  The pattern is free but the template set is not.  I am not using Lori's applique method but instead doing needle turn applique as I normally do.  These are the flowers I have done thus far.  All the rest of the applique is prepped.  Fun stitching.



Thanks for stopping by to see what I am working on.

Karen

25 comments:

Wendy Caton Reed said...

For some reason I have not been able to see your bog posts. I was about to e-mail you today to see if you were o.k. when it appears that it has fixed itself! I love your strawberry block. Those fabrics are a perfect fit! And those Lori Holt flower blocks are adorable.

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

love your applique - so nice and neat

Chris said...

Those berries look so yummy and the flowers so sweet.

Cathy said...

I love your strawberries. You Lori Holt blocks are looking good.

Marsha B said...

Your strawberry block is perfect, love the fabrics you chose and the little flowers are adorable. The Lori Holt blocks are so cute, too. Looks like you are having fun!

Janet O. said...

I think the strawberries look delicious--cute little flowers, too.
Whenever I see some of the Lori Holt blocks you are making, I have to remind myself that I am on the right blog. LOL So different from your usual, but very fun! They look great all together.

julieQ said...

I love your block...it is just perfect!!! I think it was smart of you to go with a kit for your Lori Holt blocks. I have the template set...for someday.

belarmina said...

Karen tu bloque de fresas maravilloso y perfecto!!
Los bloques de flores muy bonitos y muy brillantes.
El novio de cabecera Elegante.
Saludos

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Ilove your header--how sweet!!
and the new strawberry block is yummy looking!!!
and those nice bright blocks of Lori's are really going to keep your place-
bright and cheer-y!!!
guess it is getting hotter there now!!!
still been really chilly here--40's and rainy and over cast--
but today is a bit warmer and the sun has popped out!!
luv, di

Carole~Quilter on the hill said...

Oh Karen you are such an inspiration! You have used the perfect fabrcis for your yummy strawberries. I absolutely love the groom block in your header, I think its the best one I've ever seen AND I love your Bloom blocks.

Lin McQ said...

I love your strawberries, Karen. And the little white flowers too.

WoolenSails said...

Love your block and how you did the little flowers, nice way to make small ones without trying to cut and sew that shape.

Debbie

Kyle said...

Super cute block.

Barb said...

that strawberry block sure is sweet!
love those flowers too.

Jennie in GA said...

Love the little dimensional flowers. The Lori Holt Bloom is on my bucket list. I don’t care for her appliqué method. I tried it on her first Christmas quilt.

Little Penpen said...

Those strawberries are cute, cute, cute!!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Looking good Karen - Like the strawberries! Time consuming to do the flowers and they really make the block!

Alicia said...

Realmente te han quedado divinas!!las fresas se ve que en cada puntada le pones mucho cariño .
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Un abrazo

Pat said...

Luscious berries in your block and the tiny white blossom accents are perfect.

Robin said...

Oh Karen, you always pick out the perfect fabrics. I love this block. The blossoms are darling.

moosecraft said...

Ahhh strawberries! A sure sign of Summer! Love those little white flowers....hopefully I'll remember to try a few in my next applique project!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Your Dearest Boy blocks are wonderful and so interesting too. You really have a knack for choosing the colours and fabrics for them.
And blooms are always a treat to stitch.

audrey said...

Very fun project. So light and spring/summery looking!

Lori said...

Both projects are super darling!!

Jeanna said...

Those strawberries are adorable!