Monday, July 4, 2011

CWB Block 20


Well, I think I just appliqued my tiniest piece ever, the bird beak.  Can you see it?  You may have to enlarging the photo.  And, I also appliqued my second pair of tiny feet.   Block 20 of the Civil War Bride quilt was a nice one to stitch and unlike the previous blocks, there was room to spare without crowding the seam line.

Last week, I hand appliqued Block 20, but really should have had it done months ago.  Everything was ready to go; I just needed to make some bias stems.  Now, I don't know what it is about me and bias stems, but I always seem to put off making them.  I'm not sure why, as it is not difficult to do.  Anyway, when I finally got to making them, I made lots of stems, so I should be good for many more blocks.


228 of 500 Klosjes Completed

I have really fallen behind on my Klosjes, only six made in a little over two months and what a depressing bunch they are!  Of all the bright and happy Kaffe Fassett fabrics, I managed to bring home some dull ones.  




Time in the Pink Garden is where most of my free time has been spent over the past couple of weeks and I sure can't complain about that.  We seem to have come into a dry spell, so many evenings are spent watering the gardens.  On July 1st, as I watered away, fireworks filled the sky for Canada Day.


Right now, my focus is on my Tiny Thimbles, but I also have the urge to do a little stitchery too, so I have prepared the next Sweet Nostalgia block,  it is called The Witching Hour.  The question is will I get it done before the real Witching Hour?

Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen



29 comments:

Sue-Anne said...

Your applique is beautiful Karen. YOur klosjes are growing and I love your flowers and thimbles.

Stray Stitches said...

Your applique is amazing! Beautiful work :)

katrien said...

Lovely applique block.
Nice klosjes and also the thimbles looks great.
Have a nice time.

Cisca said...

Your applique block really is marvellous, Karen! Very neat!
You seem to be very busy, the flowers looks nice and your klosjes are lovely. Have a nice time with the timbles, now!
Have a nice time, Cisca

JoEllen said...

What material are you using for your tumblers? I love it!

Merilyn said...

Gorgeous applique block! so intricate, lovely work!!!
Love the photos of the flowers too, love the fine detail in the photography!

*karendianne. said...

Whoa! What gorgeous applique work. Simply stunning!!! And thanks for the reminder on the Klosjes. I think mine are seriously hiding away in the depths of the UFO's. :( Have a fantastic week and thanks for sharing the pretty flowers and the little thimble flimsy, too.

501 Quilt Blocks said...

Your applique looks great! That beak is small! How could you even hold it? Is it needleturn? Maybe you said before but I wasn't paying attention.

Crispy said...

OMGosh that beak is tiny!! and those feet must have been a real challenge too!! The block is beautiful :0)

Crispy

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Hi Karen, all of your projects are wonderful. Beautiful hand applique work!!!

I bought a new computer and I am learning new techie things. Not fun because they didn't transfer every thing from my old computer! I am working with a tech to complete my request. Hopefully I will accomplish this soon. I would like to get into to the swing again with quilting and the hexies.

Hope you have a great week.

Carolyn

Raewyn said...

What a gorgeous appliqué block! I usually cheat and embroider the tiny things like beaks - I admire your ability!! I think your klosjes will look just fine - they seem nice and colourful to me :-)

Roxanne said...

What wonderful applique you've done. Love the flowers and all the quilty things you've done. You are a busy girl!

Funoldhag said...

What a sweet block! It will make a beautiful quilt. Your flowers are just lovely - gardening and quilting - what more can a girl want. So many quilters love gardening, too. Equal beauty and good for the soul activities!

marijke's crea said...

What a lovely applique work!
Have a nice day,
Marijke

Paula said...

Karen your applique is so beautiful, the beak and the feet are perfect, wow. I know what you mean by making bias stems, one really intend to postpone it.
Your Klosjes are very pretty and you have made 228 tiny blocks, that is good.
Your Tiny Thimbles are getting bigger. Looking forward seeing your Witching Hour, is it a BOM?

Happy stitching

Paula

Melody said...

Beautiful pictures. Beautiful sewing.

Yvette said...

I adore everything you are working on. EVERYTHING!!!

What are your plans for the Klosjes? I need ideas are you always have great ones.

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

As for the klosjes, I'm thinking it isn't a bad thing to have some "dull" ones in the mix -- they'll help the brilliant ones to shine all the more.

Annemieke said...

Beautiful 'bird-block'! Most of the time I feel the same way as you do, wanting to do a lot of different projects at the same time :)
I also like it in the garden these last weeks. Your thimbles in the basket are looking a bit like a garden too.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Karen said...

You have quite a way with using the design of the fabric in creating the parts of your block. The bird in particular.

mahfangersisableedin said...

I love the thimble quilt. I'm new to quilting and had not seen that kind of design before. You've inspired me!

Toadally Quilts said...

Hi Karen, thanks for posting a comment to my ToadallyQuilts.com Sunflower quilt! I love your blog and the flower pictures! I was wondering what kind of flower the pink flower was pictured in photo under the photo of bird bath? I love to garden as well. Thanks again and will be visiting your blog again soon.

marieke said...

Beautiful block! And don't you like your own klosjes? I do like them. Wonderful
flowers! Enjoy!

Carrie P. said...

what a fabulous block. love it.
Oh, those pink flowers are so pretty too.
You are going to be working on the thimble quilt for a while. I like the fabric you are using.

Heike's quilts and socks said...

A fantastic applique. Very cute.
Heike

Gerda Hartman said...

Love your block! And I see some thimbles too. They will go well with my thimbles (lol). Love the colors.

Sue said...

Love your Civil War Bride Blocks. Guess what - I'm making those as well. They say variety is the spice of life.:-)

Hennie said...

Hallo Karin
I love your applique blok, I'm also working one the timbles, it is a verry nice jop to do.
Have a nice weekend Hennie.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, the bird blocks is super. Well done! Love the fabric you used for the bird.
Your witching hour block is great. I think I will pull my blocks out during the winter months. I have a few to catch up on.