Thursday, April 30, 2020

Celebrating Mary Brown, Libertyville, and Austin Bluebird Updates

First up is the block I chose to stitch this month for the "Celebrating Mary Brown" sew-along.  I mark my background for design placement with a blue washout marker so I soak the block after the stitching is done.  This blue chose to run even though it had been pre-washed.  I have had pretty good luck using Spray and Wash and adding it the the washing machine along with other items to take most of the blue coloring out that was where it shouldn't be.


I have all the blocks done that will be on point around a large center applique block for Libertyville.  I shared blocks earlier in the month.  These are the ones completed since that post.










I also finished sewing the "Austin Bluebird Sampler" quilt top together.  I took a quick photo before dropping it off at the local quilt shop to get in line for machine quilting.  It is large and I had no good way to take a picture except on the kitchen floor.  I don't purchase many quilt kits but this was one that I did.  The fabric cuts in the kit were generous of which I am glad.


Glad you stopped by for a visit.

Karen

19 comments:

julieQ said...

Your applique is a wonder. I thought about that kit, too...great purchase, I think!! How long will it take you to get back your quilted quilt from the shop?

Barb said...

great finish of a great pattern. Wow lots of blocks completed! They are all great, especially your appliuqe.

Julierose said...

Just so many beautiful blocks--and that Bluebird finish is lovely..great works
~ ~ ~ waving under my umbrella Julierose

Frog Quilter said...

All beautiful!

Kim Barbour Lavender Moon Quilts said...

Try a Shout Color Catcher to get rid of the fugitive blue/
Kim Barbour

Jeanna said...

Your blocks are beautiful, Karen. Austin Bluebird is amazing! Did you take it to Rockledge?

Loris said...

Such beautiful progress on your blocks! The Austin sampler is really lovely. It's hard to pick a favorite block but that circle of birds might be it :-) Sometimes kits are really the way to go and this one paid off. You will enjoy this one for a long time. I hope the quilting comes out wonderful!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Wow--you have really accomplished a lot and it's all beautiful! I can't wait to see your Austin Bluebird top all quilted. It's such a striking design. I'm looking forward to seeing Libertyville come together too. Happy stitching!

Lori said...

WOW! Miss Karen, you are doing some lovely blocks!! Good job on the quilt top completion. It is stunning!!

Cathy said...

I love your Mary Brown block. It turned out really nice. I am impressed with all your blocks for the Libertyville quilt. Hugs

Robin said...

You're the 2nd person I've heard lately that has had a blue fabric bleed. What frustration? I'm glad it came out for you. The Libertyville blocks look wonderful. Are you going to put the eagle in the middle like the one online you mentioned or are you going to do the Horn of Plenty that's on the pattern? The Austin Bluebird Sampler is a stunner. Nice work.

Sharon said...

That Austin Bluebird is a fantastic quilt. I can't wait to see how you get it quilted. All your blocks look lovely. Grrrrr to the blue bleed. I do love that block though!

Janet said...

You’ve got lots done! Your Austin Bluebird sampler is gorgeous!!

Kyle said...

What triggers a fabric to run after it was prewashed is a mystery to lots of us. Glad the blue came out of that gorgeous block.

Lin said...

Lovely blocks - so annoying when colour runs like that so I am glad you were able to get it out. Great finish on your top. xx

sandi s said...

Your sampler quilt is beautiful! So are all your other blocks. I’m convinced you don’t sleep. LOL You get so much done and it’s all so amazing.
Hugs,

belarmina said...

Karen Madre mía tu trabajaste muchísimo, ¿el confinamiento te hizo ir rápido?
Tus bloques como acostumbras son maravillosos
Tu gran edredón precioso.
Buen mes de mayo

Jennie in GA said...

Austin Bluebird is magnificent! Congrats on that finish. I like your MB block. I don’t look forward to stitching that one. You are speeding along on the Libertyville blocks. Nice colors.

Allie said...

LOVE the blocks and that quilt is stunning!!!