Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2019's First Goal

Laundry Basket Quilts
I just finished putting the borders on my Patches of Blue, so it only makes sense to get it quilted and bound too. (unintentional rhyming!)

I was a bit bothered by all that empty space around the Blue Spruce block, so I dug out my packet of Laundry Basket Applique templates.  

There are three stencils of the shapes that Edyta repeatedly uses in her patterns included in the package.  What I love about the stencils is that I don't have to get out my light box. Also, if I want to reverse a shape I can just flip the stencil. It's super fast and easy! And it's fun to mix and match the shapes. 

In the Patches of Blue sew along, we were to add a gingerbread man and a few snowflake appliques. I wanted my quilt to be an "everyday" design, so I omitted the Sleigh block and all the other "wintry" touches. Of course I had to have a few birds! I've moved these applique shapes around so much--added and subtracted, re-added and rearranged, that I'm not sure if I like it or not. 
I've decided to quit and deal with what I have done--lol! 

The shapes are just pinned in place though, so there may be some unplanned rearranging when I attempt to glue them in place while the top is still hanging on my design wall.

Patches of Blue will be my One Monthly Goal for January.
Linking with Elm Street Quilts HERE

January OMG link-up is OPEN!

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful blues! This will be a lovely finish for the new year. Have a Happy one :-)

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  2. really like the addition. nice job~

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  3. What a difference the new applique work is going to make for this beautiful quilt! The vine is so graceful and the birds are perfect.

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  4. Well done on meeting last month's goal - Mrs Billings is gorgeous. Have fun with this month's goal ... I like how you have added the appique.

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  5. I love the changes you made to make this an every day quilt. It will look beautiful done and hanging in your home.

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  6. Karen, your quilt is amazing to look at! I love blues anyway, but Wow! I love that you added the applique' in the empty space. It really added so much! I believe that we don't need to follow patterns or "rules" exactly. My quilts are done to my taste regardless of how the rest of the pack is doing it.

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  7. Oh, so lovely. I love the fabric in the last basket photo. Adding the extra applique really dresses up that tree block.

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  8. Beautiful! I like how you de-winterized it. Great idea!

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  9. This is such a lovely flimsy, and your added touches are perfect, to my eyes!

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  10. It is a beautiful quilt. I think the addition of the applique is very clever, and accomplishes your purpose of filling in the blanks space with some wonderful flowing lines.

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  11. I like the way your quilt top has turned out with your personal touches. Good luck with your finish plans.

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  12. What a beautiful quilt to start 2019 with. I love all the additions you have made Karen! Sending you my best wishes for the New Year. Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful quilts! Christine xx

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  13. It's beautiful! I love the 'de-winterizing' and the added applique!
    I hadn't seen those applique stencils before - very interesting!

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  14. Lovely quilt. You are on a roll. Hugs

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  15. Darling touches on your blocks. Houston is having a special blue and white exhibit in 2019. You can see the details on their website. Happy New Year!

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  16. So very pretty! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

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  17. I love the blues in her fabrics! You were right about all of that empty space. The quilt looks so much better with the added appliques.

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  18. Your quilt is so lovely and the addition of the applique is a fabulous especially having the vine come out of the basket. It adds a whimsical touch.

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  19. I love your additions to the tree block and especially how you incorporated the vine into the basket to the right. And, of course, the birds are perfect! Best wishes for meeting your goal. I'm sure you will succeed, Karen.

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  20. Love the little birdies! The perfect finishing touch!

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  21. Good call on adding the little details to fill in the little space. Looks like the plan was for it to be there all along! Happy New Year!

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  22. This quilt is stunning and your applique will put it over the top. Good luck finishing it. It is perfect to display over the winter months.

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  23. I just adore the little birds! What a great addition to your lovely blue and white quilt. Happy New Year!

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  24. Oh I'm so envious of this gorgeous quilting Karen. Such beautiful work!!

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  25. شركة المثالية للتنظيف تسعد بتقديم خدماتها لعملائها بالمنطقة الشرقية خدمات تنظيف خدمات مكافحة حشرات خدمات تسليك مجاري المياه للمطابخ والحمامات جميع الخدمات المنزلية تجدونها مع شركة المثالية للتنظيف بافضل جودة وارخص الاسعار بالاعتماد علي كافة الادوات الحديثة والعمالة الماهرة

    شركة المثالية للتنظيف
    شركة المثالية للتنظيف بالدمام
    شركة المثالية للتنظيف بالخبر

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  26. شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر

    شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر شركة المثالية هي افضل شركة تنظيف بالخبر يمكنكم التواصل معها للحصول علي افضل خدمات تنظيف المنازل والشقق والفلل والبيوت والمجالس والكنب والسجاد والموكيت والمفروشات بجودة عالية ومواصفات قياسية حيث تعد شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر اولي الشركات التي التي تخصصت في مجالل التنظيف بالخبر ولديها خبرة كبيرة وعمالة ماهرة وادوات تنظيف حديثة وطاقم عمالة مدرب علي اعلي مستوى فلا تترددوا في الاتصال بشركة المثالية للتنظيف بالخبر وسوف تحصلون علي افضل الخدمات المنزلية من نظافة ومكافحة حشرات بارخص الاسعار

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