Thursday, June 18, 2020

Victorian Rose, A Star Quilt, and Sleigh Bells Quilt Update

I was cleaning off the sewing machine cabinet and unearthed a quilt project that has lingered for a while.  Rather than move it to another storage spot, I decided to do something with the applique block and fabrics I had pulled to go with it.  The pattern I started with was a free design by Jill Reid called "Victorian Rose".  The fabric with the children and also the border fabric is by Mary Koval.  I made the decision not to do the flying geese round from the pattern as the quilt would have ended up too large for a wall quilt and too small for anything else.    I have a co-ordinating Mary Koval fabric to use for the backing.  Love those children.


I have finished several more blocks for the Jan Patek "Sleigh Bells" quilt.  I am showing a sampling of the tree blocks as there are sixteen.  I used different fabric combos for each tree.  You can see all of them when I get the quilt put together.  I still have large blocks to applique but am moving along at a good pace.


The last picture is of a combination pieced star blocks and four applique blocks quilt top.  I did not have a good space to lay it out flat today but you can see what it looks like.  Most of the fabrics I used are by 3 Sisters.  I almost always add other fabrics in from my stash.  The pattern I used was a free one by Barbara Brackman called "Morris Earthly Paradise".  It was designed for some of her Morris fabrics but worked well for the fabrics I chose.  A red, cream and blue wintery look.


I spent the day waiting on a repairman who never showed up and no phone call.  Wonder if I misunderstood when he was to come.  I used the time for sewing though so not a loss.

Karen

21 comments:

Kyle said...

Glad your time was totally wasted waiting. Hope it was just a misunderstanding. 3 Sisters ways has wonderful fabric colors and designs. They look great in the last photo. Lovely work.

belarmina said...

Karen espectaculares tus trabajos siempre.
Me encanta tu edredón de niños Victorian Rose preciosas telas
Tengo el patrón de Jan Patek "Sleigh Bells" hace tiempo en espera de hacer
Saludos

Marie said...

Love your quilt work! Have you bee to the Quilt Place to help reduce their bolts for closing?
I have gone a few times and need to stay home and work on my stash. How have you been, hope we meet up sometime. Hugs, Maie

Janet O. said...

The Jill Reid design provided an excellent showcase for the fabric with the charming children.
I do like the 3 Sisters fabric you used in the last quilt. Has a wonderful, summery feel.

WoolenSails said...

All of your quilts are beautiful and love the children in the blocks, really sweet quilt.

Debbie

Janet said...

You put your time to good use. Love the star quilt!

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Always love some Jan Patek folky applique, and your stars quilt is really really pretty. Lovely wintery feel, great fabrics.

Cathy said...

I love all of your projects. It's always fun to find a project hidden away. Hugs

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

I love the wall hanging! The children really make it. You are making headway! Hugs

Little Penpen said...

The fabric with children is so pretty. Love that quilt and I love love love the red white and blue!!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

That fabric is so cute and it's good that it can be shown off in your lovely little wall hanging. Love how your JP project is coming along and it makes me want to start one of her patterns soon. Your pieced star quilt is awesome--love the small bits of applique! I hope your workman shows up eventually--so frustrating!

Barb said...

was sweet to see Jill's center design. I love that fabric of Mary's
Great Stars and folk art pieces.
fun post

Robin said...

I like the use of the cross stitch fabric for one of the trees. Sleigh Bells is a fun quilt to make and with the uncomplicated applique - it goes quite fast. Glad you're having fun. Sorry about the repairman. . .

Jennie in GA said...

Love all of your work, as usual. That fabric with the children is so dear. I really love the last quilt...maybe it is the fourthofJuly spirit in me.

moosecraft said...

LOVE that Red White Blue quilt! :-)

julieQ said...

What fun quilts! I too love those little children squares; perfectly precious. The red, white and blue one is my favorite!! I am sorry the repair person did not show up...growl!

Karrin Hurd said...

Great finishes, really like that children fabric!

Jeanna said...

Your star quilt is very pretty. I love the colors.

Pat said...

So many things to like here...the children fabric is precious - the kind of fabric that really creates a focus in a project. And love the red, white and blue quilt - it is sometimes hard to find a red floral with blue in it that does not have multiple other colors going on. Just perfect! And be sure to keep those little snowmen out of the summer sun - they are too cute to melt!.

Nancy said...

You always have so many wonderful quilts in progress, Karen. Those children in your rose quilt are charming. For some reason they remind me of Kate Greenaway illustrations.
Your star and applique blocks together are quite inviting. The red, white, and tan colors look great together.

Lori said...

So sweet to see Jill's center and I love the little children fabric too!
Nothing worse then waiting for a return phone call or a repairman! Glad you spent your tie sewing.