Easy Project

quilts, weather, William Morris in Applique-Floral Fantasy

I am just about to the point of beginning another project! Did anyone really think I could last long without starting something new?  LOL  I am bad, I have plenty to occupy myself with and all I can think of is starting something easy that can go quickly in between working on hand quilting the Red and Green and the Uncommon, Common Bride.  I don’t feel like working on hexies for the moment so Diamonds are Forever  will set aside for a little bit.  I am almost done with the applique block for the Floral Fantasy and then that one will get set aside again too while I concentrate on the hand quilting.  I don’t really feel like working on Love Entwined right now – more applique and also there is so much in the center of this quilt I kind of want to get all the patterns for the middle before I do more on it so I can see if there is anything I want to leave out of it.  So I am really thinking that all the applique will be put aside for a little bit and I might machine piece something – easy or not I don’t know at this moment because I don’t know what it will be!  I need to get some books out and take a look!!

Floral Fantasy – I have the brown leaf on the right to finish and then it will be put away for a little bit – this block was actually easier than I thought it would be – I love working with batiks for applique – so much less problems with fraying!!


Working on the flowers and baskets in the corners of the center medallion of the Uncommon Common Bride – two are done and I’m on the 3rd – there will be more quilting in these areas I am not sure if it will be echo or grid.


You can see from here that it will need more quilting – in my opinion.


Finally got the stitches to show up better – this is draped on the living room couch with really not a lot of lights on and no flash-the flash seems to make the quilting stitches disappear.


Fall is here – one of the big trees in the front yard has been a little slow in turning colors this year – normally by the end of September this one is slowly turning red and here it is the end of the month and overnight it did this!  It had barely been turning colors this weekend.


A Sweet Gum tree and a Dogwood on the far side of the property – again that yellow was green last weeks and the dogwood was not red!



Now I wonder how many leaves will get knocked off the trees tonight – supposed to get 1 1/2 to 3 inches of rain by noon or so tomorrow – it just started lightly here but is suppose to rain all night.

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4 comments… add one
  • kaholly Oct 31, 2013

    Man, oh, man, your work is beautiful. Maybe you could pick a quick to finish project this time! Something small.
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  • Wanda Oct 31, 2013

    Very few of our trees are pretty this year. We had the rain last night. My birdbath is full to the rim this morning.
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  • Celia Oct 31, 2013

    Karen, I love following your blog and seeing all your great work – I think we have very similar tastes! One question – how do you manage to hand quilt 2 things at once without your underneath finger getting so sore that its unusable! It always seems such a problem and then I have to pause in the quilting to let it recover.

    Like you, I have several projects on the go with loads of applique as well so felt like something quick and easy on the machine – I’ve made 2 quillows for Christmas presents so that’s cured the itch for a bit ……… Now have a new applique pattern which I’m about to study and start choosing fabrics, I wonder what anyone who doesn’t quilt does all day!! Celia in England
    Celia in England

  • Debbie in Alaska Oct 31, 2013

    Very pretty leaf colors! Starting a easy quilt sounds like a great idea!
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