Common Bride


Well now that the Red and Green Applique top is finished and set aside with other quilts to be quilted I thought it was ok to start another new top!  I couldn’t help myself Smile  Yesterday I got out the Common Bride pattern and got started looking it over, reading directions, looking at fabric.  I just had to jump in.

Yes I am hand piecing it – I am in no rush, I have plenty to work on after all.  This quilt will be a mixture of color and fabric.  My background is going to be white on whites not the light beige shown simply because I have a lot more of them in the stash.  I have some beige color but more of the white.  I will be using some batiks and others for a real mix up of feel.


Currently other than this new quilt I am working on Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses – hand piecing.  X Marks the Spot, hand quilting on the hoop, and Joseph’s Coat, hand quilting on the frame.

All hand work right now – six quilt tops now wait in line to be quilted Sad smile I will never get caught up but by doing Common Bride by hand it slows down the process of finishing a quilt top so that is a plus.

I have not done much on Joseph’s Coat lately but I promise I will get back to that top soon.  I have not been doing much on POTC either – but I will start to put more of the blocks together with the little connecting blocks and see how large I want it to end up – we will see on that one – I know I will be taking breaks from it as well.  X Marks the Spot will go fairly quickly as hand quilting goes – it might be a month or more before it is finished but it is going fairly well – I will try to remember to get a photo of it soon.

How is your Monday going?  It looks like Arkansas will be getting rain later in the week from the hurricane that is now aiming towards New Orleans – maybe the drought will be over? I wonder if that will give the farmers time to grow one more crop of hay before winter?  I don’t know how fast that can happen but they sure do need it.

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7 comments… add one
  • Pip Aug 27, 2012

    I was looking at that pattern only last week, but decided that it wasn’t for me, although I may try another of her quilts next year, it will be nice to watch as your version comes to life. Hope you get some more rain soon, we have been lucky here, our last two summers haven’t been too bad and the watering restrictions have been lifted.

  • Marge Aug 27, 2012

    May I just say you are amazing? LOVE your blog, you inspire me daily! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us.

  • Debbie in Alaska Aug 27, 2012

    This looks like it is going to be a gorgeous quilt. I am always inspired by Edyta Sitar’s work.
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  • Charlotte Aug 27, 2012

    It doesn’t matter how many projects you have going at the same time if it makes you happy! Much better than sitting with your hands folded in your lap. 🙂

    If we could get enough rain to make the grass grow for the cattle to eat before frost, that would even help!

  • Donna T Aug 27, 2012

    Karen this is going to be a beautiful quilt! Can’t wait to see your progress!

  • Tina G Aug 27, 2012

    Wow!! I’ll try my best to get just the right batiks for you here in Kansas City.

  • Vivian Aug 27, 2012

    Love the colors used in that block. Bring on the rain!!!
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