Quilting–What Else

gardening, Love Entwined – Esther’s BOM, quilts, Red & Green Traditional Applique

Patchwork of the Crosses is coming along nicely – I am almost done with the fourth straight edge border – more to come.    This much left to do of the aqua pieced colors.  Bet you are all getting as tired of this quilt as I am! not Smile


This much quilting done on Sunday night on the Red and Green.


I have the tiny circles all glue basted down for the center of Love Entwined – applique these down and then get to Part II.  Messed up my blue pen circle so when I get done with the applique I need to gently wet it down completely and let it dry then redraw – this circle needs to be appliqued to the center of a 32 inch square – the middle of the quilt.


Last week or so I won this set of templates from Meredith at Pomegranate and Chintz in Australia.   They arrived in the mail today – thanks Meredith.   She had seen the design on Tim’s page – Tim Latimer-Quilts etc. and asked if she could use them to design a set of templates and this is the result.  Tim’s link will show you the quilt.  I had watched Tim’s progress with this quilt so it is nice to get the templates Smile  I especially like the little holes drilled at the seam points – makes it so nice for hand piecing!


The sunflowers are looking really ratty looking right now and tipping over left and right.  Still some good ones in here but I decided today to cut some of them off – the ones that are laying down or almost laying down.


And I hung them upside down in the workshop to dry out – now lets see what happens – I will let you know in a couple weeks what happens.


I think I have enough to keep me busy this week – what about you?

11 comments… add one
  • kaholly Jul 16, 2013

    Tired of Patchwork of the Crosses?? Never!
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  • Sarah in UpstateNY Jul 16, 2013

    Your Love Entwined BOM looks great so far! I’ve been saving the patterns so I can start it once I get a few other things completed first. I’m attempting to clean out some UFOs before I start something new.

    Good luck with the sunflowers! I’ve dried roses that way before and it seems to work out well. I would think the same thing would work for sunflowers.
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  • Teri Dingler Jul 16, 2013

    POT – Maybe when I retire! In my dreams!!haha I think that is my favorite right now – but then I have the Dear Jane to do also when I retire – my I’m getting a lot of projects lined up! Dec., 2014 better hurry and get here so I can start more than I already have going! I think your habits of several projects are catching!

  • Nedra Jul 16, 2013

    I am not a bit tired of seeing pictures of The Patchwork of Crosses. Love that quilt!
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  • audrey Jul 16, 2013

    You always have enough to keep you busy all week! That’s why you get so much accomplished.:)

  • Doreen Jul 16, 2013

    Love those templates from Meredithe! I am sure you will put them to good use. All else is coming along beautifully! I really like sunflowers…even when their heads are hanging down! Hugs……
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  • Heather Jul 16, 2013

    Your LE block is lovely. I am on to part 2 and having so much fun!

  • Esther Aliu Jul 17, 2013

    Talk about busy, how do you fit it all in? It all looks wonderful!

  • Colleen Jul 17, 2013

    I so enjoy seeing you quilt projects and garden too. It is also nice to know you have different things going and progressing I think you are very smart to work it that way so you can rotate and continue forward

  • Meredithe Jul 17, 2013

    Glad the templates have arrived safely. Enjoy playing with them!
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  • Victoria Jul 18, 2013

    Hi Karen! I have been following your Patchwork of the crosses for some time now and I admire you for such an incredible work, piece by piece, my God!!, that’s a job. And about the tiny circles of Love Entwined, how do you do it? applique? because they’re so small!. I’m right now with a new tutorial for my blog so nothing related with thread and fabric but cardboard and glue, we’ll see. Love!!

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