Monday, May 23, 2011

School houses and Klosjes

I'm back to working on this project .... just love how this is shaping up. Just 8 more small blocks to go and the houses can get made up. The small blocks are 6" x 6" finished and the house block is 12" x 12" finished.

This quilt will hang on our dining room wall .... but that won't be for a while yet. Mind you, some of my tops get hung up throughout the year. Hand quilting takes a while and I do like to enjoy my tops instead of them being stored away in a battered old trunk. There are only 10 more border blocks to go on my Klosjes quilt. I am so eager to get this done. My label is being worked on and can be added to the back when the quilt is done. Also, fabric has been pulled for a sleeve (my quilts get hung on the wall as well as being used on beds) for sewing onto the back. Soon, my friends, soon you will see this quilt finished.

Yesterday, 6 blocks got quilted and today my hands are sore .... so, today I will take a break and work on something else. Probably some more blocks for my school house.

Have a great day!

18 comments:

Andrea said...

I wish you'd stop showing photos of your Klosjes quilt- every time I see it I love it more and more and am SO tempted to start my own - lol !!! I am being good and working on my own Ufo's but I have your tutorial saved fir this and I want to start one really badly. You are a bad influence xxxx

Sharon said...
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Sharon said...

Let's try this again. Both of these projects are amazing. I love the red/white/blue combo on the houses. Very very nice!

Karen said...

Andrea's comment is so funny - I feel the same way. You are teasing us with this beauty. I know you're getting excited to see it hanging. And what a cute idea for schoolhouse blocks - have never seen that before.

Yvette said...

I love those school house blocks. I am so jealous of how far you are into your klosjes project too. Everything is just gorgeous, you have great taste.

Susan said...

Walls need to be kept warm too.

Your quilts are lovely.

Karen said...

Hurray on the house blocks. I like them a lot because of the different blocks for the side of the house.

Jennifer said...

Two gorgeous quilts! My, the house blocks are certainly coming along - when you first described it I wasn't sure of the design, but it's great.

Janet said...

I love your house blocks, very wow and the klosjes is slow close to being finished, I feel quite excited for you.

Julie Fukuda said...

That is my favorite version of the school houses. I may have to make onee some day.

Anne Ida said...

You really are making progress on your Klosjes quilt - can't be too many blocks left to quilt now, and then you can hang a finished quilt :-)

Your R/W/B sampler blocks in houses look wonderful!

Teresa said...

Little by little...soon you will be done with both! I like the schoolhouses with the blocks inside...I have always wanted to make a barn quilt kind of like that with quilt blocks on the side like I see when I drive through Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

My goodness Rose Marie, you are just so talented...

pajudie said...

Wow, love those quilts!!! Your colors are wonderful - looking forward to seeing the finished quilt :o)
Judie

Jeanne said...

What a wonderful collection of quilts! It proves scrappy is best. :-)

Nonnie said...

I love your school house quilt. I have been looking to do the school house block for a few years now but I have no idea where to find the pattern. Could you please share with me where you got the pattern. I have all the red white and blue fabric put aside . I would so appreciate it.
Thank you
moultee@aol.com

Guðrún said...

I bet you have finished the quilting now!!! I would love to touch and see with my bare eyes one of those hand stitched and hand quilted quilts you have made.

Quilter Kathy said...

I love both of these projects and they are the perfect balance to work on together...so different in colours and stages of completion.