Monday, June 20, 2016

What's Under My Needle

After completing three quilts in a relatively short period of time, I feel the need to take some time off from the sewing machine and pick up some much missed handwork.

The three quilts that I'm referring to are the school house quilt...



The "Stopped Me in my Tracks" quilt...



And the table topper quilt made from my "A Vintage Autumn" fabric collection.  




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I fell in love with Rita Hodge's 'Daisy Chain Quilt' the first time I laid eyes on it.  



Rita's blog is called Red Pepper Quilts and just click HERE for the link.  Be prepared to spend some time there because she is one of the most prolific and sharing quilters I've come across in a long time.  

Yesterday I went internet shopping for the supplies I'll need to get started on my version of Rita's "Daisy Chain Quilt" and will force myself to wait patiently till they arrive before embarking on the long journey.  I've already made one EPP (English paper piecing) Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt and am sooooooo aware of the time and work involved.


  
In the interim, I'll plod on with my Brinton Hall quilt.  



The center medallion is done and it's here where I'll start to divert from the original design and change up a few things.  



And what's under your needle today?

Whatever it may be,


Happy stitching!

22 comments:

cityquilter grace said...

i follow red pepper quilts and i agree...and your finishes are beautiful!can't wait to see more of brinton hall..oh, and send some of that canadian air south will you?

Kate/Massachusetts said...

So glad to see you blogging again! I've been worried about you. I hope you are feeling well!

LuAnn said...

Your quilts are all just wonderful, but I'm partial to the schoolhouses. I just finished a big EPP star quilt top and brought my Brinton Hall out a couple of days ago. I'll deviate from the pattern, too. I enjoy your blog, but am bad about leaving comments.

paulette said...

Your quilts are magnificent! And your Brinton Hall is out of this world!!

Connie said...

Your quilts are so lovely :) Paper piecing is one of my favorite things to do. It's something that I can do while watching TV with my hubby in the evening.

Lesley said...

You have some fabulous quilts here! I also love Rita's quilts and am making a version of her scrappy Irish chain. Love the one you've chosen to make.

jmurty said...

I follow Red Pepper Quilts religiously and recently finished her triple Irish chain. Currently I'm working on a Coastal Lily quilt. You can see it on the green Fairy blog.

Linzey Joy said...

I love EPP but I recently came across a video from the Quilting Arts show with Pokey Bolton where they demonstrate how to make a hexagon from a circle - no paper involved. All hand work! When I showed the video to my Bee members everyone went crazy! Only one member had heard of this method!

barcord said...

Your quilts are all beautiful. I have just stroked my bundle of your fabric so far. I will only cut into it when suitably inspired. Sounds grand doesn't it. It means I just cant bear to cut it yet. Hope your health is better. xx

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

All your quilts are beautiful! Sometimes it is relaxing to hand stitch for a change. I am working on my Grandsons quilt " rail fence " ...and I am switching up the setting , so taking an extra bit of thought, but relaxing just the same. I LoVe the schoolhouse quilt. Maybe someday it will be under my needle... Have a great week. Glad you are feeling better now.
Marg.

Sharon said...

I love these quilts you shared today. I've got a cream/cheddar ready to be quilted, but it's not this pattern. Today I have a keyboard under my fingers, writing patterns for quilts that are being shipped out today.

Karen said...

Are you planning on using novelty type fabrics for fussy cutting the hexagon quilt or more subtle fabrics?

poppiquilt said...

Wow! A very good work and amazing quilts. Love them.

Susie Hoover said...

Love your Brinton Hall quilt! The House quilt is also a beauty!

sandi s said...

I love all your quilts and projects. I love getting to see what you are up to. I hope you are doing well and you and your husband are enjoying the new house. Hugs,

Janet O. said...

You have had three stellar finishes! How fun to have made something from your own fabric line. Love the color palette.
I started a GFG quilt about 19 years ago and I don't think it will ever be finished! : )
I look forward to see the way you make your Brinton Hall quilt your own.

margaret said...

some beautiful finishes here especially drawn to the school houses one. Enjoy the hand stitching I too am enjoying hand embroidering on some mini quits I have made so relaxing

Quilt Hollow said...

Can I comment on the bed frame too?! Love it! I'm so happy that you are feeling super and having some awesome HUGE finishes!!!

Monica said...

I agree, handstitching does seem like the right thing for summer! I am glad to see your Brinton Hall back in action. On to round two!

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Unos trabajos maravillosos!!!!!!

Tracey Holzer said...

Wow, you are an ambitious quilter, Kaaren. After setting Shiloh aside to make my Farmers wife quilt, I'm determined to get that done before I get started on your Vintage Autumn fabric. Hopefully I get some sewing time in my busy summer.

Rachel said...

Your quilts are beautiful, I wish I had such talent and motivation! I love them all, so lovely.