9/03/2007

Labor Day

Hope everybody is having a wonderful Labor Day.

I have been waiting for two little pieces of fabric to arrive so I can finish these log cabin blocks, with which I have fallen in love. Had to order them from two separate companies.

One fabric arrived in a timely fashion last week and the other one HASN'T. First the lagging-behind fabric company sent a notice that they had mailed it out, presumably themselves, then a second "we know about your package and may pick it up and mail it out one of these days" notice came from USPS. Huge sigh, never order from this particular place again. Although they were the only one I could find who had this particular old Jo Morton fabric. Huge double sigh. Okay, so I worked on two Little Women projects instead over this long holiday week-end.

I got my little applique done on this earlier piece. Can't believe I actually sat down and did some applique with almost no suffering. It was almost easy:


So I like this applique medallion idea to insert into these Little Women projects and really like the silk matka for the ground, so did this version of Broken Dishes for the next Little Women:

How's this for an abandoned color scheme? I love it. Now to decide what to put in the center. Like a girl working on a quilt or walking next to a wagon wheel. Barefoot. Walking westward to a new life.

14 comments:

Juliann in WA said...

You have been busy. Lovely pieces- thanks for posting.

The Calico Cat said...

Nice applique - I like the blocks that surround it.

Screen Door said...

I love the yellow piece. I can just picture a little girl's china tea set on it...

rlbates said...

I love the log cabin! Beautiful (as are all the pieces)!

Jeanne said...

The log cabin blocks look fantastic. I think it is worth it to wait for the fabric. The applique quilt is so cute, too. Wonder you'll put in the second frame?

meggie said...

Lovely log cabin quilt. And lovely applique! Love that yellow surround.

Libby said...

The medallion setting is just perfect for your Little Women. So frustrating not to receive your promised fabrics for the log cabin . . . hope they come through soon.

Darlene said...

Love it all but then again I always do. You do wonderful things, Karen.

Laurie Ann said...

Oh yeah, those colors you used in your log cabin are so original and so fabulous! I wish I could think up great color combos like that!

Carol E. said...

Love the colors in the log cabin and the yellow one!

YankeeQuilter said...

Wow do those color combos jump! Very, very fun. I like the walking westward idea...the colors sort of makes me think of fileds in autumn.

cher said...

fun stuff! hope that fabric shows up soon!

jovaliquilts said...

The colors in that last quilt are TOTALLY amazing! I absolutely love them together. I wouldn't have thought of it, but they work so well.

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Karen
You always seem to pull things off with panache! Good to see how you used of your scrap fabric. I save mine up and sometimes stuff dolls with them and of course crazy quilt.
Once again, i leave your blog so inspired. sigh. After the Ava Grace Silent Auction I look forward to cleaning my house and really creating again. I must say that I am enjoying working on the auction; it is truly a labor of love.
Blessings
Blondie