Monday, September 7, 2009

POTC Block 4 and 5


Golden Harvest


Pumpkin Crossing

Golden Harvest is really more golden then the picture shows, but you get the idea. As you can see, I did a little fussy cutting in the middle. I even fussy cut my last Dear Jane block. Pumpkin Crossing reminds me of a pumpkin patch at harvest time. When all the foliage has died and all you see is rows of pumpkins.


Fabric for my Civil War Bride quilt arrived in the mail last week. I went with Circles and Dots, from the Bonnie Blue Neutrals collection. This should make for a nice background. Block one is now prepared for hand applique and I hope to start stitching this week. My plan is to use all reproduction fabric. With that said, I know I will need to purchase some black and gray fabric and lots more green, for all the foliage.

I've also been working on Karen's Flower Garden and must confess that I didn't get as many flowers made over the summer as I hoped to. And, well I am confessing, my two miniature quilt books are still sitting on my bedside table, only a quarter read because I keep falling asleep.

And, it's time for my Tiny Baskets to come off the design wall and get stitched together. All this time has passed and I'm going with my first idea. Very simple, as not to distract from the baskets. As for my Louisa pyramids, I'm thinking table topper with an appliqued border.

Until next week.....happy quilting!

Karen




22 comments:

Greg said...

Those are very nice blocks. Those colors are great!

Catherine said...

Love what you did with those blocks -- particularly the fussy cutting!! They look super!

teresa said...

I love how you mach colors. Very nice blocks. Teresa

Crispy said...

WOW your POTC blocks are beautiful. The top one is a stunner!! I can hardly wait to see your first Civil War Bride block!!!

Terry said...

Your blocks are lovely! I especially like the pumpkin crossing one! We'll be seeing that here soon as fall is definitely on the way! Enjoy your day! :0)

Carrie P. said...

I am totally awed by those blocks. What a great job you did. Love them.

Fiesta said...

Karen your blocks are stunning.

Beth said...

Karen, what is the quilt pattern that these blocks are for? They're absolutely gorgeous!

Sew Many Ways... said...

The colors in those blocks are just beautiful. Good luck with all your project...I like to have different things going at the same time too. You don't get bored that way.
Have a great day,
~Karen~

Quilt Hollow said...

It's fun to see the different variations on these blocks in blogland. Yours are pretty very nice.

Karen said...

I like the fussy cutting you did on the first block. Gives it a very unique look.

Janet said...

I just got back from a trip so I'm catching up with your posts. I love your POTC. Where did the pattern come from? You have so many projects going at the same time, how do you keep them straight? I've been following others doing Red Delicious. Yours is great.

Candace said...

The two blocks are stunning, Karen! I really love your color choices and fussy cutting!
Cheers!

Funoldhag said...

Very nice, Karen. Will be another lovely quilt. Carol

The Rabbit Factory said...

Glad to hear you are going to make Civil War Bride Quilt....I look forward to seeing your blocks!

Cathy said...

Beautiful blocks Karen. I love your background for your cwbq, that will look stunning. xo

LindaSue said...

First of all thank you for making a comment on my blog creationsbylsm. How did you find me?

I love this pattern. I have never seen it before. I will keep looking.

*karendianne. said...

Gosh, I love that background fabric (must I have that? hmmm) and all the fun interesting things you have afoot! You keep it abundant and I dig that!

LindaSue said...

Thank you again. Read you post and added my email address. Last night I spent a lot of time reading a lot of your older post's. I too started with hand piecing and minature's. Found since I have gotten older the eye's aren't the same. Now I do a lot of machine sewing. Did 9 or 10 lap quilts for the Sunshine group on Yahoo and have another 10 oer 12 tops done and needing to be quilted. It is my first attempt at doing that. I was a nurse and when I had to go on disability I did 17 full size quilt tops in 6 months with just scrap stuff. Still have a few of those to finish. All for give away. I now have about 6 or 7 full size tops to finish with the batting and quilting. I don't know how to machine quilt so I tie them instead. I have for for self that I have probably washed over 200 times and it is still in the same shape as it was when I made it.

Two ladies from the Sunshine group sent me a lot of scraps cause all my stuff is in storage in Florida. That is what I used to do the quilts and tops for Sunshine. I will be ecstatic when I can afford to go to Florida and get my stuff out of storage. So pass the word for me that I am still looking for scraps and will gladly pay the postage. I don't care how small the pieces are cause I do crumb block and strings for the quilts.

Thank you again for looking and commenting.

Ruth's Place said...

Lovely blocks! My daughter (2) saw the first block and immediately shouted "owl"!

Peg said...

Lovely quilts - looking forward to seeing the Civil War Bride quilt develop. I'm amazed at how many quilts you have on the go - how do you keep them all straight?

averyclaire said...

Love your golden harvest and pumpkin blocks. They are lovely colors and look so amazingly different out of the same thing. You seem to accomplish a LOT. Lately I haven't done anything at all!!