Monday, January 25, 2010

Getting the Hang of It!

Hi Everyone,
Thank you so much for your kind comments and lovely emails. There are so many helpful and sharing people out there. I hope I'm replying the correct way. If I missed you it's because I'm just learning! Sorry.

Thanks for the feedback on my header quilt. It is my own design and I used a little bit of a few different antique quilts. The centre idea is from Aunty Green.

This week I have been getting another block ready for a block of the month I am doing from Post Office Patchwork at Glenbrook. The original quilt features in the book "Classic Quilts from the American Museum in Britain". Here's a picture of the original quilt

I have managed to put together two blocks so far. I wanted to go into less traditional Baltimore colours and more muted pinks, mustards etc. I don't know that I've quite got what I want yet but time will tell as blocks begin to evolve.

I am so inspired by Janet that I am thinking of starting the Susan McCord Vine. Just my cup of tea. If I'm reading the instructions correctly - and I've only browsed so far - it looks like there are 2847 leaves to make. Definitely a long term project!

I'm almost finished my Lynne Alchin version of Anne Daggs quilt which Lynne calls the Rochester Medallion. Photo will follow shortly if I can organise myself to finish it before I return to work this week.

I'll have to work on the quality of my photos. I've still got my 'L' plates on!

Thanks for visiting. Kathryn.


  1. Love your new blocks, Kathryn - great to see pics!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  2. That's impressive Kathryn. Check out Sandie Lush here in the UK as she does exquisite applique and hand quilting based on antique quilts.
    Regards Shirley

  3. A big warm welcome to blogland Kathryn!
    Your work is beautiful :D

  4. welcome to blogging and I love the style of quilts your are making.


  5. I love the look of your block of the month, it's stunning and I'll look forward to seeing your progress. Sing out if you need any info on the Susan McCord, yes a long term project but so worthy of the time.

  6. Wheee...welcome to the world of blogland!
    I love your appliqued blocks! They are so pretty.

  7. Welcome, Kathryn! Your work is beautiful, and inspiring. As far as blogging, there is always more to learn, but it is fun to learn, right?

  8. Welcome to blogland! I too am new at blogging, and quilting for that matter. You have some beautiful work here~!!!

  9. Beautiful applique, Kathryn! Welcome to blogging... enjoy!! (I found you through Robyn at Daisy Quilts.)

  10. You do beautiful applique. I especially like the quilt shown in your header photo.

  11. Your applique is amazing will be an inspiration to me for sure :o)

    Welcome to the wonderful and fun world of's a great ride!

  12. Oh and isn't Janet and wonderful and generous her!