Monday, November 21, 2011

CWB Block 18


Block 18 of the Civil War Bride quilt stitched in a timely manner, but how is it possible for three weeks to pass by before I find five minutes to French knot the eyes?  Anyway, the girls are finished and looking rather lovely.  Another block with tiny toes, but a challenge I quite enjoyed.

Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen

32 comments:

sunny said...

Beautiful! I'd run screaming from those toes.

Mrs Quilty said...

I love this block!

Kelli said...

Great job! Love it. :o)

marina said...

gorgeous block!
those toes look very fiddly.

Sue-Anne said...

I love your latest block. I think it is one of my favourites in the quilt.

Merilyn said...

Fabulous block!!! Love those birds, beautiful work!!!!

Jane in Wales said...

They are beautiful!! Wonderful fabrics.
Jane

Funoldhag said...

Absolutely beautiful block and beautiful work! Carol

Yvette said...

Beautiful! Yes those toes would have me running away.

Gail said...

I love the bird's "petticoats!" If I'm required to do a french knot then this block is NOT for me! I can't seem to get the hang of them and believe me I've tried, I used to take them to my Mom for her to do but since she passed I have to find alternative. Anyway, enough of my troubles. It's a beautiful block, someday I'd like to see one of these in person. I think the workmanship is outstanding.

Kathleen said...

I don't know how you do it, but those toes!! What else needs to be said, your work is amazing.

Raewyn said...

Your block is beautiful Karen! Love the pink underskirts!As for those toes - perfect!

Paula said...

Yes Karen your girls do look lovely, I would say they look absolutely gorgeous. I love that pink fabric, looks so fluffy. Have you chosen your next one?????

Paula

Sue said...

Karen, that is just gorgeous! Oh I love it and perfect colors!

Your applique is just lovely!!

Deb said...

Gorgeous block, love the colours. I enjoy your blog.

Roxanne said...

Very nice work.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Beautiful!! I love your fabric choices!!

Lots of Fabric 2 said...

Beautiful block! I know now that I took a second look at it that there not turkeys been from the USA too much on my mind about turkey day.

Janet said...

Your ostriches look lovely! I like your fabric choices. I have been debating weither or not to include this block in my CWB quilt and have not decided yet. I see yours and think I should make it and then decide.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Really cool block. It's so interesting that such an unusual bird would show up in quilt blocks. Being a recycling/upcycling fan, I really liked your saved table as well.
best, nadia

Karen said...

The pink fabric used on the birds body is a very good choice. Makes the birds stand out.

Cybele's patch said...

W*O*W this is a stunning block. You did a marvellous job there. Especially considering the tiny toes!

Daniëlle said...

You have a great job on these birds!! Love the look of the little heart on the beak!! Have a great weekend, hugs, Daniëlle

Annemieke said...

Very funny block! And very nicely made.
Maybe you saw that I started blocks from a book about Lucy Boston. Just a minute ago, I saw a button in your sidebar about a pattern, I didn't even know that existed! That is a coincidence don't you think? Are you making that quilt?
Have a nice weekend,
groetjes
Annemieke

Craft Couture by T.C. said...

very pretty block..looks quite sophisticated..must be pretty time consuming to make.Did you do applique by hand?

Carrie P. said...

OH, the girls look great dressed in pink. Love this block.

marijke's crea said...

Beautiful girly birds with lovely legfabric!
have a nice day,
Marijke

Becky G said...

Those birds look like they will just stroll right off the block, so charming & beautifully executed.

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Love your block, such pretty colors! You did a great job on those tiny toes.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

I love them! :)

Robin said...

Look at those dainty feet! Beautiful work-- and such a fun block. :) You should definitely not be feeling bad about those delayed French knots. I've got a block that needs them that is nearly 4 years delayed at this point. :P

pinewood said...

Great Block, I am yet to make this one. I am slowly making progress in between all the other quilts I have on the go.

Cheers
Sharon