Wednesday, September 11, 2013

9.11 and Work In Progress

I have a lot to be excited and thankful for in my quilting world this week!

First, the needle turn on all four quadrants of "Winter Apple" by Blackbird Designs is done! {Happy Dance}... I'm ready to sew them together, add two more appliqué pieces in the center, then baste and machine free motion quilt!  Woohoo!  You can read progress notes about Winter Apple here, here, and here.


Next, and this is something I've wanted to do for  Y-e-a-r-S!   Tonight we have our first meeting for Quilting The Garden!  


This has to be one of the most beautiful appliqué quilts I've ever seen.  I will talk to my friend Debbie (who is guiding three of us through the process) tonight to post pics of her completed quilt!  It is just beautiful.

Above is my current take on background fabric and main border fabric.  These may change tonight when I get together with Debbie, Bonnie and my sister Janet...

Notice that top background fabric, the pink ticking?  It is a very old fabric and I've looked high and low for it.  If anyone ever stumbles across yardage I would LOVE to purchase some!  Having eyes and ears on the street makes a difference!  Thank you!

Lastly,  I finished my Kim Diehl "Penny Garland" Wool table topper...   Here I have it draped over the back of my couch... I just can't seem to get the right lighting to show the rich background fabric...  It still needs a label.
You can see other posts of  "Penny Garland" here, here, and here.   Love this little item!

One last thing...  here is my husband raising the American Flag lakeside this morning...
We will never forget this day in the States... September 11th... Those who lost their lives are always in our hearts and prayers.  World peace...  that is something we can all be hopeful for... in my thoughts...

Thanks for stopping by today, stay cool, safe and keep quilting!
Hugs,
Karen

Linking up to my favorite Linky Parties today -- check out my sidebar and see some fantastic projects !

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt blocks. I love your applique work.

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    1. Thank you Carh! And thanks so much for stopping by. I just love to appliqué . Hope to show you pics of my Quilting the Garden block soon. Have a wonderful day!

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  2. Wow, you totally need to happy dance for all of that! Your appliqué is beautiful. I have loved that Quilting the Garden pattern too. Yea for you for starting on it. Can't wait to see your progress.

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    1. Thanks Marcella! Those ladies from Blackbird Designs sure are talented aren't they? I have started my first block and I'm sew excited! Thanks for the kind words on my Winter Apple. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Karen

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  3. Oh I just adore your quilt blocks; and your applique is stunning!!!

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    1. Thank you Marjorie... Now if I could just hand quilt the way you do! Your work is awesome! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. Hugs, Karen

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  4. Karen
    I love your Penny Garland! The colors are rich and beautiful!
    It makes me want to dig out the wool quilt squares I started years ago and finish it.
    Happy Quilting!

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    1. Thanks Kimberly. I would love to see those old wool squares! Wool appliqué is so much fun! Thanks for your kind words... Hugs, Karen

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  5. wow! your applique is stunning! I'd be doing a happy dance too!

    I'm so glad you linked up with Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. Thanks Kelly! And thanks for hosting the Linky Party each week! Love your quilts...hugs, Karen

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  6. SO so so in love with your applique blocks!

    Thanks for stopping by to visit. I shall chug along with my sampler ever so slowly. :o)
    Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Wendy, I can't believe they are finally ready for quilting! Woohoo! Hope you and the family are feeling better this weekend! Hugs, Karen

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  7. Wow! Lovely work! You have a beautiful style.

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    1. Awe, thank you Susan! I've always been partial to comfort colors, burgundy, taupe, reds... Thanks for your kind words. Hugs, Karen

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  8. You have got some beautiful makes! Your Winter Apple looks great and I love your penny garland :)

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    1. Thank you Janine! Just love your pink and white flimsy! Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words! Hugs,Karen

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  9. What beautiful projects you have shared in this post! I have Quilting the Garden too but haven't done anything with it yet. Love your wool felt topper, and of course your Pomegranites as well!! So much yumminess :-)

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    1. Thanks. Raewyn! If you're at a point where you can start Quilting the Garden we could share the process! Let me know. Having fun right now in the Winter Bloom block. That appliqué is way Yummy! So glad you stopped by! Hugs, Karen

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