Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Flower Garden Quilt

A few years ago I started Kim's flower garden quilt and then I just stalled out
there was something wrong and I couldn't figure it out.  Finally I realized I just didn't like the background fabric.  So I gave away all my blocks and Sunday I started over.  I finally found the perfect shirting background and started with one of my favorite blocks!  I just love this quilt and look forward to starting my second block today…
Yes I am doing mine again in Reproduction fabrics!  don't look too close at the appliqué stitching haven't done any appliqué in over a year…..  but I wanted you to see the fabrics up close, I hear these are lovingly referred to as Old Brights…..in the reproduction fabric style.

 Kathie
http://inspiredbyantiquequilts.blogspot.com

15 comments:

  1. Fabulous block Kathie and I just love, love the greens in your leaves. I think you'll get loads of sparkle with your stash of reproduction fabrics.

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    1. Thanks Sally and Janet! I just love this quilt it has to be made , I do a lot more hand work in the winter so looking forward to really making progress with this quilt, would love to have it done in a year.
      that seems like a pretty reasonable goal, have it ready to hang for next winter in our home!
      Kathie

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  3. It looks spectacular, Kathie! I love your fabrics. Glad you finally figured it out!

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    1. thanks, me too, it was a journey to get there and your right I am so glad I finally figured out what was bothering me…
      its all about the fabrics I always say, its fun picking them out
      Kathie
      http://inspiredbyantiquequilts.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh your so good at picking the right fabrics! The block looks spectacular!

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    1. Thanks! I just blogged about it on my blog, its all about the fabrics, right!!!!
      Kathie

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  5. This background has enough design to give interest, but not too much to distract from the applique - which is after all the main event! Great applique fabrics by the way.

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    1. Thanks! I appreciate your comments and that you like my block! working on my second one today and hope to finish it by tomorrow.
      It feels so good to be appliquéing again
      Kathie

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  6. You're off to a great (second) start. I look forward to seeing Kim's quilt done in repros.

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  7. Very impressed that you have started again and with fabric that you love. I like the red fabric a lot..... keep us posted.

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  8. Looks great, Kathie. Congrats on your new beginning.

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  9. Love the reds Kathie, glad you are doing this quilt again! Hope all is well with you, cheers, K

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  10. You are so brave to make a new start like that! And smart! Why waste precious time on a project you don't love? Here's hoping you enjoy each and every stitch from now on.

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