I continue to test the pattern for Missie Carpenter of Traditional Primitives. Her quilt pattern is called Gardens of a King and it is inspired by the King George III Coverlet. Here's a partial picture of Missie's quilt.
The pieces are small but once you get the hang of Missie's technique for making these amazing blocks it is so much fun! I'm using up so many little scraps which makes me very happy! There are sixteen patterns and the instructions call for two blocks made from each pattern. Here is one of my blocks! I've not yet cut out the second block because I'm so eager to try out the other blocks!
Now it is time for another couple of pictures from the 2014 Yorkshire Rose Quilters' Guild Quilt Show, mine and my Mom's!
This is my Mom (Anne H) with a Montage of African Quilts which were shown at the Yorkshire Rose Quilt Show in September 2014. The banners on the right and left were inspired by a Pippa Moore pattern but Mom personalized them to make them uniquely her own. The quilt in the third column, second from the top was inspired by a quilt made by Allison Wilbur. Allison's quilt was made for Quilt for Change.
I was finally able to get a picture of my quilt 81 - The Giant Monstrosity when it was hung at the quilt show. It does lay flat however we were asked to attach split sleeves to our quilts and this results in a bit of a hump in the middle of the top edge of the quilt.
I will be writing a pattern for making this quilt and it will be available for free on my blog in the near future. It looks complicated but I think you'll be surprised at how easy it is to construct. I did do a great deal of applique in the dark border but if you had a lovely big print it would be a good place to use it if applique isn't your thing!
Yesterday I got together with some friends so while we chatted and munched away on delectable treats I managed to get another Lozagons block stitched. Only 29 hexagon blocks to go!
Until I post again, happy sewing!
How fun to see your lovely quilt hanging in all it's glory! It really is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Your mum is lovely as well!
I like the test block you made. I can see where it would be a good design to use up lots of small pieces.ReplyDelete
So great to see your Mom with all of lovely work. I can't even pick a favorite of your work anymore. It's all gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Wow, I just love your quilt. So wonderful to see it hanging in all its glory. Also love the block you are testing for Missie. Oh dear, new project inspirations!ReplyDelete
What a lovely photo of your mom with her quilts! She captures such beautiful sense of life in the little scenes. Your Monstrosity quilt is a joy to behold! If I saw it in a show I'd spend ages looking at all the details.ReplyDelete
The Giant Monstrosity is stunning!ReplyDelete
you and your Mom do amazing work-such beautiful quiltsReplyDelete
I just blew up the photos to see better-are those civil war fabrics in the first block? my favoritesReplyDelete
Oh so lovely, both of these! Your mom's is so special and unique and 81 is stunning. I look forward to that pattern. I've decided next year I am only going to make what I really want to make (a few charity quilts too) but for the most part forego all the BOMs and QAL, SAL, whatever posted on the NET - while inspiring so distracting from what I want to do for me. I invite you to link 81 to Hexie Weekend (ends Monday, midnight). Beautiful lozenge too.ReplyDelete
Lovely! All of them are just lovely. And I really enjoyed seeing your mom and her quilts!ReplyDelete
Your Mom is the sweetest looking lady and I love all her work. How proud you two must be to see all your work hanging for everyone to enjoy.ReplyDelete
Well done Mum, some striking quilts and obviously where Karen gets her creative genius from : )ReplyDelete
That gigantic quilt leaves me speechless .................. stunning!!
81 is breathtaking gorgeous! Looks like Missie's quilt is going to be beautiful too. I'm sure it was a thrill to see your quilt hung--you need to find a special place for it!ReplyDelete
What a pair of talented ladies you and your mom are! After seeing 81, I think you are a little bit crazy. All that applique on ONE quilt. I haven't done that much in my lifetime on all my quilts combined! You are amazing.ReplyDelete
Your mum looks so sweet and what a nice display of her work! Your quilt is just stunning - it is going to be a very popular pattern! Love your Gardens of a King block - especially nice fabric choices.ReplyDelete
What very talented ladies you and your Mum are. Such amazing quilts. Love your 81 quilt and look forward to the pattern.ReplyDelete
the giant monstrosity is stunningReplyDelete
I love the picture of your mum. You are both so lucky that she's so hearty! The monstrosity is fabulous too and I look forward to the pattern.ReplyDelete