Monday, June 24, 2019

Prairie Flowers and Seasonings Update

A completed a quilt top.  I used Cheri's "Prairie Flowers" pattern from the book "My Flower Bed" but added blocks to both the width and length of the quilt.  I did that so that I would end up with a sofa size rather than a wall hanging.  Next is to prepare a backing for it.  My supply of plaids is dwindling but I ordered a few pieces to add to them.  Plaids are not popular like they were several years ago.



I have added blocks to the "Seasonings" quilt I have been working on with a quilting friend.  We meet once a week to stitch or select fabrics.  Then during the week, one of the blocks is completed.  The pattern we are using is by Jan Patek.




I completed a small wall hanging from a Cheri design.  I can't find a pattern name.  It was just a single sheet of paper so minimal instructions.  Very much Cheri style in both design and the way she presented her patterns.


Enjoy your day and take time to relax and stitch on a project.  I know I will be.

Karen

20 comments:

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Your 'garden' is coming up with beautiful flowers--and you have done good with not over watering them I see!!!!!
And I love the basket blocks--simple yet lovely and go well with the house blocks--
you little wall hanging house is so cute--
you do such great work--
luv, di

Mary said...

Both of your quilts are really nice. I have both books, need to look at them again. I like the idea of enlarging the flower quilt. Need to use up some of my plaids. Thanks for sharing.

Marsha B said...

Everything looks wonderful, I love your style. I agree, nice plaids are harder to find but they sure make great backgrounds for primitive stitching!

Robin said...

You must be having so much fun with this SAL. The blocks are turning out great! Not as many plaids or reproductions make me value the stash I have. But, I decided not to feel badly about it because things will come around again, they always do.

belarmina said...

Kren tu colcha de flores es maravillosa me encantan!!
los bloques cestas se ven tan bonitos, también me gustan
el diseño de pared es delicioso
Saludos

Kyle said...

Your quilts are fantastic and so you. Having a good stash is important especially filled with your favorite colors and styles.

WoolenSails said...

Love your Cheri pieces, beautiful fabric and color choices, as well as the work you do in them.

Debbie

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

What great blocks here, Karen. I enjoyed seeing them all. I'm a member of the Cheri facebook group and I made Sew Spooky a few years ago. I keep meaning to make her baskets. I rarely see plaids offered even though they work so well in many quilt styles.

straythreads said...

Love what you have done with your plaids. I have been using mine too and am sad that when they are gone they are gone. Woven plaids need to make a comeback.

Lori said...

The quilt top is super!
Love your other blocks. I'm so glad your friend and you are stitching weekly!

Cathy said...

I love your projects. I have the pattern for the Jan Patek quilt. Your fabrics are great. Hugs

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Prairie Flowers is just charming--I love it! Lots of fun stitching going on at your place!

Little Penpen said...

So very pretty... all of it! Do you hand stitch in your livingroom or do you go to the sewing room? Lately, I find that I like sitting in a comfy chair v/s in front of a sewing machine.

Janet O. said...

A very cute floral display!
I like seeing the way you and your friend each interpret the blocks. Fun to see them side by side.
I have done some of Cheri's pieced patterns, but, of course, I never attempted her applique stuff.

Karrin Hurd said...

Love your projects. I still love plaids, and fortunately still have plenty.

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Such a charming quilt, all those flowers in a row. Great idea to keep up the plaid stash.

Jeanna said...

More lovely applique', Karen. With this ridiculous heat we are having, there isn't any better excuse than to stay inside and stitch! I have a friend that sews with me also. We get together at least once a month though. It is kind of tough to work it in the schedule sometimes because we both still work.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Cute quilt!

julieQ said...

HI Karen! I have been out of pocket, but I could not wait to comment on your quilt! It is just absolutely darling...my favorite!!! I printed out the patterns, too!!!

Jennie in GA said...

I do adore that sweet Prairie Flowers quilt!! It is so motivating to stitch on a project with a friend.