Monday, March 30, 2020

Pleasant Grove, Mary Brown and More

I have some pictures to share with you of some projects that are in the works.  The first picture is a 30 inch square applique block for the "Austin Bluebird Sampler" which is a pattern set by Minnick and Simpson.


Next is a block for the "Celebrating Mary Brown" quilt that myself and some blog friends are all making.  I enjoy selecting the fabrics for the blocks which is probably my favorite part of quilt making.  I haven't counted how many blocks I have completed for the quilt but I know there are still many to go.  A delightful pattern set to work with.



Next up is a completed quilt top I made using a Jan Patek design called "Pleasant Grove Primer".  I haven't made the backing yet but the quilt shop is closed like so many businesses are.  So, I could not drop it off for machine quilting.  The piecing and applique were easy as there were no small parts to piece or needleturn.

I will be back with another post on April 1st.  I am stitching on applique projects during the stay at home times we are going through round the world.  I have also planned more quilts.  Some I would make from stash and at least one that I purchased fabric for.  I am surprised at how fast my online orders have arrived.

I hope you are all safe and healthy.

22 comments:

Julierose said...

Just lovely blocks and a really beautiful quilt...
I am working from stash scraps for RSC this year. ~ ~ ~ waving Julirose ;))

Lori said...

Love that Pleasant Grove quilt! The applique blocks are beautiful!

Cathy said...

I love all your blocks. Like you I'm doing online fabric shopping...lol Hugs

Loris said...

A bright spot in the morning to see the beautiful blocks you have been sewing. My applique has been sitting but I finally got back to my Straits quilt so there is hope for the other projects too. I love your Pleasant Grove quilt. Jan's designs make me smile...especially the ones with the cat =^..^=

belarmina said...

Karen tus bloques siempre esplendidos,
tu edredón es maravilloso, me gusta todo en el
Saludos

julieQ said...

Wow! Just a glorious Mary Brown block...wow! I love your Jan Patek quilt..so very fun! Hugs!

Allie said...

Oh such lovely things on this post - love that quilt!!!!!

Sandy said...

I can only look at those applique blockes and sigh... they are so beautiful!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Love the first two blocks that you did--you are so good at applique--
and the finished quilt top is so cute--love that kitty on it--
keep stitching--I know I am working harder on lots of projects to keep busy--
luv, di

Rebecca in AK said...

Your applique blocks a perfection! I love your Pleasant Grove quilt! Hopefully things will get back to normal soon and the quilt shop will re-open. I am so thankful for my quilting right now.

Robin said...

Oh, the Bluebird sampler block is just lovely. It would make a great center of a medallion quilt. Your Mary Brown block this month has more subtle colors and I really like what you put together. Those fabrics are so pretty and compliment each other. I need to get started on another Mary Brown block but a Jan Patek project has captured my attention. You know how it is. . .

moosecraft said...

Your Austin Bluebird is going to be awesome when completed! I had that kit, then sold it....part of me wished I had kept it (since it is pretty)....but the rational part of me is glad I sold it because it looks difficult to assemble. The Jan Patek quilt is more my "speed". lol! Always hafta remember this is a hobby and it should be enjoyable! :-)

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Love your Austin Bluebird block--I had to go dig out my pattern so I don't forget to get started on it. The Jan Patek top is charming and so cute! We are so lucky to have multiple projects to keep us busy! Take care!

Lin said...

Beautiful applique projects. xx

Radka said...

Lovely work, as ever :-)
I like the top block very much,
xx

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Looking good Karen!

sandi s said...

Beautiful blocks and quilt!! I always love seeing your appliqué, you do such lovely work. Staying healthy in Alabama. Hugs,

Jeanna said...

Hi Karen. I've been thinking about. Glad to see you have been keeping busy. Your blocks are gorgeous...as usual. Hope you are well and staying safe.

Barb said...

all great projects.
I especially love the whig rose variation!

Jennie in GA said...

Love that MB block. Probably my favorite yet. I have fallen behind on everything . Just having trouble concentrating. Need to get past that . Congrats on your progress. You have really been a champ this year!

Nancy said...

Your Mary Brown block is gorgeous. You have such a great way with colors. Likewise, I love the colors you chose for the Jan Patek quilt. Both are wonderful.

Karrin Hurd said...

Gorgeous blocks and quilt!