Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Buhl Quilt Update and Farmer's Market

March found me still working on the top border for the Buhl quilt.  The monthly patterns have divided the borders into parts so the applique is manageable to be able to accomplish before the next set of patterns is available.  This month, I added the flower on the left and two flowers on the right hand side.


I started working on a new quilt project.  It is "Farmer's Market" and is found in the Blackbird Design's book "Fresh Picked".    There are ten applique blocks.  Five designs and you make two of each.  The second set is reversed from the first set.  The first block design is called "Garden Lily".



The quilt has pieced blocks also.  There are two designs....both hour glass type blocks.  Much of the fabric used in the book sample was from Blackbird Designs line called "Country Orchard".  I am not sure what other fabrics are used but there is definitely at least one other line.   "Country Orchard" does not have the darker greens.  "Country Orchard" has been in the quilt shops for a good while.  I did a search and was able to find many of the pieces.  The fabrics are what originally caught my eye for this quilt.  I added to the purchased fabric by pulling from my stash.  Something I like to do anyhow.  The applique is not overly time consuming and an enjoyable stitch.  I hope to fly through the applique process.  I still have to cut out the pieced block parts.

Thanks for visiting.

Karen

16 comments:

belarmina said...

Karen precioso bloques como siempre son tus apliques.
Me encanta el nuevo proyecto, veo mucho verde!
Saludos

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Love your border! I think adding some of your stash fabrics to the Fresh Picked applique is a good idea. Sometimes using only one line of fabric gets so "matchy" looking. Looking forward to seeing this one progress!

Cathy said...

I love your Farmers Market blocks. I know I have this book and hope to make the quilt myself. Hugs and stay safe.

Julierose said...

that Buhl border is simply lovely
And i love your new Liliy appliqued blocks--I can see why the fabric drew you in..happy you found the fabric you liked.
Stay safe now and at home ~ ~ ~ waving from Julierose;)))

Lori said...

I love seeing your applique on the Bushong quilt. I need to get busy on my center blocks.

Terrific new applique block!!

Janet O. said...

Your border is coming along very well. And I LOVE the lily blocks. Had to laugh at your comment about flying through the applique process. I prefer to fly around it. :)

Lin said...

Very pretty - the border is gorgeous. xx

audrey said...

I don't know that I've seen that Blackbird Design pattern. Very sweet looking. I used to buy all their patterns but then found that I never made them, just drooled over them.:) Oh well. It's good to have inspiration books too! Your Buhl border is coming along marvelously. Really, really loving this quilt!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Very pretty Karen! Love both! Hugs

Robin said...

I love these pink flowered blocks. Right up my alley! Your Bushalong border is looking so pretty. I prepped another block for the Brannock/Flowers quilt today. Your blocks make me wish I had chosen pink - ha!

Sue SA said...

Such soft pretty fabrics and lovely design. Hand work is the perfect antidotes for stay at home restrictions...especially when the long arm quilter is not accessible!

Jennie in GA said...

Oh, I really love Garden Lilies.But then, I love anything by Blackbird.Stay safe.

Rebecca in AK said...

Your border for the Buhl quilt is looking good! A lovely new project. I am glad you were able to find the fabric you were looking for. Take care and stay safe!

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Cute bunny in your header to welcome April. Your border is looking great and will just make the quilt!

Janet said...

The border just gets better and better! I'm curious to see the Blackbird pattern you are working on. The first blocks are very pretty and I love the 2 color leaves.

Karrin Hurd said...

Your border is beautiful and love your fabrics