Friday, August 30, 2019

At Last The Cow

Finally, it is time for the cow block.  A few of you have been waiting for it for several months.


I started sewing all the blocks together but find that one of the pieced blocks is a bit on the small side.  I need to do some work on it.

I completed the second snowman block and have one more left to do.  Then assembly of the quilt comes next.


I will be back on September 1st for a Buhl quilt update.  We are in hurricane preparation mode.  I will be working on applique blocks to keep my mind off of the uncertainty.

The basket quilt I shared with you recently that had a sideways block.....I donated it to the family reunion auction fund raiser.  It brought in $200.  The quilt made it's way to Dallas, Texas after the reunion.

Karen

30 comments:

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Ah yes, the cow we've all been waiting for. It is very sweet! What a great gift to give to the family reunion. I do hope you stay safe in this scary hurricane! I am very worried about my children in Port Charlotte. They have a safe place to go, but I still worry!

julieQ said...

I love your little heifer!!! How darling...please stay safe, Karen! Worried here!

Cathy said...

Your cow block turned out so sweet. I had the same problem with a pieced block. I ended up adding a border to it. Stay safe. I'll keep you in my thoughts. Hugs

Lori said...

Good job o the fundraising quilt!!
Yay for the final block!! Stay safe dear friend!! XOXO

Loris said...

Such a wonderful quilt! Your heifer is lovely and it will be so fun to see all these sewn together. Thanks for sharing this sweet journey!

belarmina said...

Karen tu vaca es bonita,
felicidades por la recaudación de tu colcha.
Ten cuidado, mantente protegida.
Saludos

Julierose said...

Mdme Cow is lovely--hope that storm misses you; we are hoping that it doesn't decide to come up the East Coast to our place...getting x-tra supplies just in case...
Your snowman is so pretty hugs and stay safe Julierose

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Ohh--I do love your cow--he is so handsome!!
and that is a nice snowman block too--
and have quilt will travel--how wonderful that your quilt bought in some money--
and now lives in TX--
I am packing to move back down there--
The plan is to fly back on the 3rd--but now Dorian might have other plans --
we will see--????? the new to me Senior apt place that apt will be ready Sept 9th--
but will have to see if the storm hits there and how much damage --
it's a wait and see game now--
you stay safe--
luv, di

Pat said...

Greetings from The Dairy State - and a fine looking cow you have there!! She turned out beautifully - but then your applique is always that way. Hope you are hunkered down and have a safe place from the approaching storm...

Robin said...

The fabric you chose for the cow sure gives a lot of nice texture like a real cowhide. I hope all goes well for you with the oncoming hurricane. The snowmen turned out cute.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Hoping the hurricane fizzles out before it hits land! As always, your applique is gorgeous!

Jennie in GA said...

Prayers for your safety. Love your cow. That quilt was challenging, but bet the finished product will be worth it!!

Sue SA said...

Your cow is fantastic, especially love the eye. Speaking of eyes, hope that the hurricane eye misses you by miles and miles because it dies out at sea. Good luck.

Kyle said...

You girls have done a moo-valous job on this final block. I'm thinking of you this long unpredictable weekend. Stay safe.

Janet said...

wonderful cow block. Be safe. I hope Dorian heads back into the Atlantic.

moosecraft said...

Please stay safe during and after the storm... your cow block is so darn cute!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

What a nice cow! LOL - Really though you ladies have really hung in there with this quilt and with all the problems with the Designer that says a lot! I like your cow! And good for your donated quilt bring in $200! Great work

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Are you out of harm's way from Dorian? I hope so!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Finally the cow block--looks so cute!! It's awesome that your quilt made $200--I know it will be enjoyed by the recipient. Stay safe--I hope your lights stay on so you can stitch!

Karrin Hurd said...

Love the cow block! Great work! I was looking to see if you had Buhl-Bushong month 3 posted yet. I got the pattern today, I was interested to see how you did it.

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Cute cow for sure! Hope all was well through the storm.

Little Penpen said...

Hooray! And I'm not one bit disappointed!!! I love your cow! Can't wait to see it all put together now. Stay safe during the storm... it is definitely a monster!

WoolenSails said...

Love the naiveté of the cow, the older designs are the best.

Debbie

Karrin Hurd said...

Love the cow, and have enjoyed seeing the progress on your blocks!

Floor said...

You make beautiful quilts Karin. Your appliqués are also made so beautifully.
Greetings,
Floor

Janet O. said...

Such a nice looking cow--and I like your addition of the little picket fence. :)
When I first heard of the hurricane coming toward Florida you immediately came to mind. Praying for your safety!

Carole~Quilter on the hill said...

Woo hoo!! You've sewn the cow and she's gorgeous! Congratulations on completing all of the blocks! This quilt has certainly been a challenege! I hope you got through the hurricane and all is ok.

Sheryl said...

Hi Karen wow such lovely blocks,your work is so beautiful well done my friend xx

Nancy said...

I hope you weathered the hurricane okay, or even better than okay. It's hard to imagine living where such an abundance of water and wind combined together in a huge whirl can cause such problems. I hope you're safe!
I'm not sure why this cow has fascinated me since you began this quilt but I love it! And I love your version of it. It is a wonderful cow!
I'm so sorry one of the pieced blocks is too small. I'm having that problem (and the opposite) for some of the Cheddarback blocks, too. I think it's that 1/4" seam for me!

audrey said...

Love the cow block! It will totally make the quilt.:)