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Last years block of the month

Thursday, June 26, 2014

New Block of the Month

Hi everyone,
I feel really guilty that it's taken me so long to update my blog, when lovely Margaret asked if it was broken I promised as soon as I got home I would post.
We will be starting the new quilt in July.
It is called The Friendship Quilt as it is inspired by nineteenth century friendship quilts.
Each month you will be getting two blocks one appliqué and one pieced.
It will have one appliqué border and three pieced borders. 
The quilt will be 60 x 65 so not too big.
You can do this correspondence.
First two blocks.

It has nice sashing and cornerstones.
I bought my backgrounds from Cottage Quilt Works, they still have the background for the appliqué blocks and some kits.
Appliqué background.

Pieced blocks background.

Corner stone fabric.
Requirements: 1 mtr background for appliqué.
.5 for pieced blocks.
.30 for corner stones.
Of course you can make this in any colours you like.

Sue has finished her Sampler which was inspired by the Sundial Quilt.
It is always lovely to see the personal and unique blocks stitched into the design.
The quilting by the very talented Christie Wong is so beautiful.

May baskets is going well, most are ready for the final border.
Can you see the difference in Elizabeth's basket border?
We all love our tiny basket row!

Speaking of baskets, why do cats think they can fit in tiny's like me trying on a pair of size ten jeans!
I have booked to come to Quilts in the Barn in October so looking forward to catching up with Melbourne friends and visiting some shops.
It is very cold in the mountains today so I intend to sew and drink plenty of tea.
Take care everyone,
Karen x
Just a quick note, I am not booked to teach in Melbourne in October, sorry for any misunderstanding.


  1. Block of the month sounds great and you will be in melbourne see if I can get there

  2. Karen, l have had enquiries about booking to do classes with you at Quilts In The Barn. Can you please let your followers know that you will not be teaching there. Many thank

  3. Hi Karen. Will be lovely to catch up with you at QITBARN . Let us know which day you will be there. Hugs Joy

  4. They are so beautiful. I just love the Sundial Quilt.!!