Friday, October 21, 2011

Garden Club Quilt, Part 1

I've mentioned a couple times that my stitchery group decided to work on the Garden Club Quilt--it's the main quilt from this book:


The quilt is meant to be constructed in block-of-the-month type sections, and the first section is the part that's on the cover of the book up in that box in the right hand corner (minus the flying geese on the left side). See that?

I finished that section and wanted to show you--


While I love the darker folk art/homespun look of the original, those shades remind me of fall and winter, and I already have plenty of quilts for that time of the year. Instead, I decided to make mine a little brighter, so it would fit better in my home for spring and summer.

There are additional smaller projects in the book using some of the images from the larger quilt. For instance, there's a wallhanging with the basket of flowers in the center. That wallhanging project uses more flowers in the basket, and I liked that fuller look better, so I added more flowers to my basket in part 1.

I don't think I'll start the next section just yet. I'm not sure what I'll work on next, but I'll be sure to let you know when I do. What are you working on?

13 comments:

Dorothy said...

Love your first section - I really need to get moving on this quilt, I LOVE IT, but just have not gotten to it yet...maybe this winter, I would say today, but I am having a garage sale today and tomorrow. MMMM.it might be something to start at FNSI tonight.
thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Kim, that is so beautiful! You are so good with color! Florence

Fiesta said...

Beautiful Kim. I too started this quilt but it is just sitting there right now. You have inspired me to revisit it.

Wonky Girl said...

I liked the book when you shared a while back so found a copy.
Your colors are looking good, now I am torn between the darker or lighter fabrics. Not sure when I will start my blocks, so much going on at my place.

Julie said...

OMG! I can't beleive what an over achiever you are. Showing up the rest of the group!!!! I only have some of the patterns traced on the freezer paper. I am so going to have to work to catch up!!!! Guess what I will be doing this weekend..... :)

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Beautiful! Did you continue on with the starch method in the blocks?

Josie McRazie said...

very fourth of Julyish!!!

Angie @ Summerfield Quilts said...

That is beautiful.

Donna said...

Your block is lovely. I love the colours that you decided to use in it. I am just starting out quilting again after a 20 year break. Right now I am working on some Halloween table runners and mug rugs.

Anonymous said...

This is lovely Kim. You will be so glad for a new-look-quilt come Spring. The yellow tones keep it from being limited to patriotic times. Very nice. Stephani in TX Tomazec@aol.com

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Love the brights!

Pat V. said...

I just got a copy of this book two weeks ago! Love your fabric choices.

Anonymous said...

Kim, I just wanted to tell you I have followed your blog for years and I enjoy it so much! I can always count on a laugh and your accomplishments on sewing is amazing. I don't know how you do it all, but you give me the push with all your ideas!