Monday, May 28, 2012

Blogger Quilt Festival

by Karen on May 28, 2012

in quilts

Amy has the postings up for the voting to begin.  I’m happy to say my quilt Star Crazy is one of the 7 that were selected for the hand quilting category.

I would love it if some of you would go vote for mine!  Look at the hand quilting selections and you will see Star Crazy listed with my name Karen


Star Crazy -



Design Wall Monday

by Karen on May 28, 2012

in quilts, Scrap Organizing

First off before I get to what I am working on I want to apologize for sending people over to Amy’s Creative Side yesterday for voting on all the quilts that were nominated – she never got it posted!  It must have been overwhelming all that work of complying all the nominations into some order! over 600 quilts had been entered into that festival I wonder how many were nominated to the categories she had shown.   Maybe it will be ready for voting today – I haven’t seen the new blog post to the nominations this morning? Winners are to be announced on Friday from what her schedule had said.

Head on over to Judy at Patchwork Times and see what everyone else is working on today and most likely throughout the week.

I said I wasn’t going to show any more photos of Joseph’s Coat until I was finished with it – but I will – there is so little left to do and I just don’t have much else to show LOL.  I laid that last row down so well for the photo it almost looks like it is already sewed in place – it isn’t.  I will sew this row down today and work on the circles –  only 7 circles needed for this row – I remember when it seemed like it was over 20 for a row!  The rest of the pieces are cut out and ready for me to get started on them.  I will be working on little else until this one is done – I’m always like that when I get to an end – I just want to finish.


I did do a little more though than work on JC this weekend – I got some more scraps cut! one day I will be finished (in a year perhaps?) I will try to cut a few scraps every day!


The basket! – barely a dent made in it – yet I have been working every week at it even if only an hour or two a week.


And yes, I even made a little more progress on Pineapple Square this weekend – today I want to finish this row in between working on JC.  I have one square left on this row and then the border – someone said they thought I was quilting this very fast – keep in mind these blocks are only six inches!  I think the whole wall hanging is only 36 x 36 if I remember right.


When I get done with Joseph’s Coat and Pineapple Square I will be getting out the Red and Green Applique quilt and get busy on the applique border.  It has been so long since I worked on that one.  Joseph’s Coat will be going on the quilting frame and I will be working on those two projects – but I really want to start another as well and I have a book ordered and it should be coming by the end of the week I think.  I will share that when I get it and show it to you then.   That will be a hand piecing project that I will be working on off and on for a year most likely in between other projects. I have not forgotten the other quilts I listed a couple weeks ago – “Common Bride” , “Sedona Star” ect.  I will get to them too – next year Smile that’s the plan anyhow.

What are you working on today and maybe for the week?