Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Quilts

Sorry if I left the impression the quilts were staying on the banister. That was just a holding place while I took down my fall quilts and took out my anything that resembled a Christmas/winter quilt.
My newest, the Irish Chain, is going on my bed this winter.
My favorite, pomegranate is going on the guest bed. I've got plenty of room if you are in Central Oregon and want to come by for a visit.
My Kansas Troubles quilt needed a wash, but I left it in the washer, while it was wet! Aargh!! It is hard to tell by the photo but the white has a pink tinge. 
I washed it again today in warm water with 6 color catchers. Yay! It's all white again!!
I'd like to make this block into a quilt for 2013. I can only find it as a single block in Electric Quilt. I put four blocks together to make this on a setting. Does this block have a name? Anybody know of a pattern? Any chance it is in a newer version of EQ? Thanks.


48 comments:

  1. Love the color catchers! Has saved my butt a couple of times ..... Sorry, don't know the name of the block but it is pretty.

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  2. Your Christmas quilts are gorgeous! I just love the pomegranate. It's one that I would love to do some day.

    Enjoy this wonderful season of hope as we celebrate our Savior's birth!

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  3. Lovely quilts! I'm not sure exactly about the block name, but Cactus Basket just popped into my head.

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  4. Wow - those color catchers are great, aren't they?! I made a single block from my perpetual quilt calendar that looked like this. I think it was called cactus flower and it was a nine patch made with squares and hst's, it had no side sashing rectangle or corner unit. I'm sure your version has it's own name - it does look familiar. Maybe it's in Barbara Brackman's book.

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  5. Can't help with the name on the block.. but love your work, thanks for sharing.

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  6. Gorgeous quilts around the house makes it really warm.

    The block looks a lot like Carolina Lily:
    http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/2011/08/32-carolina-lily.html

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  7. Thank heavens for that color catcher! Red can be so difficult and we love it so! I bet your home look fabulous with those great looking quilts around!

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  8. It would be easy to figure out the pattern from your picture - and eliminate the center seams from the five central pieces. You could then make the block any size you want. This is part of the fun for me - figuring out the math for the size I want, but I know lots of other people do not have so much fun with this part of quilting. Hope you find the name of it, and share with us when you do.

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  9. Both quilts look so festive and warm on the beds! The Farmer's Wife book calls the block 'Bouquet.' Hope that helps. It is going to make a fabulous red and green quilt!

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  10. I really love the 2 colored Irish chain...yep, that one is on my list! I want to stay in your guest room but I already live in Central Oregon, lol...how about we trade houses for a weekend! LOL I think that block looks like a Carolina Lily.

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  11. Your quilts look fun in the different places in your house - just like they looked fun on the bannister. ;) The pomegranate one is lovely. Would you share where you got the pattern for that one?

    Without looking anywhere for the name of the block it reminds me of a Christmas Cactus block I was looking at the other day - perhaps that is it?

    Love Color Catchers - I use them all the time in laundry and quilting.

    Great post.

    Judy

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  12. Lovely post...four block quilts are some of my faovrites...your Pomegranate is gorgeous...

    Color catchers are quilt savers...they always remind to wash my fabric before using it!

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  13. The quilts look beautiful on the beds. Love the idea of making quilts for the seasons, so this year I need to start finishing my pieces and making enough for next year.

    Debbie

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  14. I own, but don't yet use, EQ 7. I checked in the block library, in the 5-patch group -- and it looks like your block is "Goose Tracks."

    I've used a Color Catcher once and it was so worth it. Mine also caught a lot of red. Glad to know it took out the red that had already moved around in a quilt.

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  15. If I lived close by, I would be there to sleep under the Pomegranate quilt. Love it, love it!

    The individual block, I found in Barbara Brackman's encyclopedia listed as Flower Pot or Box. It is in the Baskets Full of Diamonds or Other Shapes section. With the four blocks put together, it looks very much like The Sage Bud of Wyoming. It would not be pieced as four individual blocks though. I will send you a picture via e-mail.

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  16. I was just going to check my Barbara Brackman encyclopedia, but I see Karen has already done the work. : )
    Love your red/white quilts for the holidays and would love sleeping under one if I had a reason to be in central Oregon. : )

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  17. Your holiday quilts look spectacular no matter the location in your house. Thank goodness for the color catchers!

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  18. I put my red and cream scrappy quilt on my bed for last Christmas and it's still there! Enjoy your Irish Chain, it's lovely.

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  19. Lovely quilts! In 5,500 Quilt Block Designs by Maggie Malone your group of four blocks is called Doe and Darts (page 210, #2877), and a similar block is called Bull's Eye. Both are 'five patch' patterns. It's a great resource book, but only shows the blocks and their names and doesn't have patterns.

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  20. Love your holiday quilts. SO glad the pink washed out!
    Nice Karen could send you the pattern details. Looks like a great 2013 project.

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  21. love the pomegranate quilt...how big are those squares? where did you find it? inquiring minds....

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  22. I don't know the name but it's based on LeMoyne Star and would be fairly easy to draft if you pick the finished block size. Want help?

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  23. Love your pomegranate quilt! I'm so glad you were able to get the pink out, six color catchers shows determination.

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  24. Your holiday quilts look great! I hope to get mine out his weekend...big part of my holiday decorating!

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  25. Such lovely quilts! I can see why the pomegranate one is a favorite :0) I'm glad you treated us to a picture of them on the railing even if they aren't staying there. Thank goodness for color catchers!! Can you believe they don't sell them in Canada? (I stock up when I go to the USA)

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  26. Your guest room looks so comfy, can't believe you don't have folks staying there all the time! Love your Christmas quilts, if they were mine the season would extend to late spring! Do need to get some color catchers. Haven't had too many problems since I began prewashing my fabrics with Synthrapol, but having said that ...

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  27. That pomegranate quilt is gorgeous and so wish I lived nearer to sleep under it. Your decorating is well under way and shall look forward to seeing what else happens at your house.

    Sooooooo glad the colour catcher worked . Pink and red is not really the thing and sorry I can't help out with the block but it's lovely.




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  28. I guess you will have to make more for the bannister... Never have been too good at inviting myself over but I will make an exception in this case....

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  29. Hiya Lori! They're calling it Carolina Lily here: http://cre8tivequilter.blogspot.com/2010/08/block-of-week-block-34-carolina-lily.html Pattern is for 6" paper pieced (which you may not be in the mood for...) What size do you want? I'll draft it for you on eq no problem.
    Did you make that pomegranate quilt? Sooo gorgeous!

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  30. Wow,those quilts are absolutely wonderful!!

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  31. the quilts look great on the beds but fantastic on the bannister.
    you might have to make some more.

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  32. Beautiful Irish Chain
    LOVE the Pomegranite quilt
    Thank goodness for color catchers
    and I really like your next years project, but I do not know the name of that block, it reminds me of a Carolina Lily for some reason.
    Happy Stitching Lori!

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  33. Your Irish Chain is gorgeous, and also the pomegranate! I like them on the railing but even more on the beds :) NO idea about your new block, sorry!

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  34. Love the quilt in your header... and all the Christmas quilts on your banister! I think they looked great there, but I can see why you'd want them throughout the house! The Irish Chain is a favorite. Happy continued decorating!

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  35. Loooove your Irish chain quilt!!!

    Thank goodness for colour catchers!

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  37. So great to see quilts being put to good use! I adore your pomegranite quilt esp. and I'm so very glad for you that the color catchers took care of your quilt. Yay!!!

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  38. Thanks for showing your Christmas quilts! They are so festive! I love the new block too. I wonder how that will be made up into a quilt.

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  39. Can't see enough of those lovely quilts !! and they do look wonderful on beds where you can see how big they are too. Thank goodness for colour catchers - that worked so well! I put them in the wash with any coloured quilt work now - just in case..
    Every Stitch

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  40. oh Lori love the quilts on the bed more then the bannister :)
    thanks for sharing and INSPIRING!
    Kathie

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  41. Love that you are using your irish chain - its so great! Those color catchers are amazing - I had a similar experience, and was so thrilled when the red came out.

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  42. Hooray for those colour catchers! Glad it is white again...

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  43. By the way... love the quilt in your header!

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  44. love the pomegranate! - they are all great Lori

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  45. I can't stop coming back here to look at your Pomegranate quilt on your bed. It is just gorgeous.

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  46. Just a quick question about your Irish Chain quilt: Was the mistake on purpose?

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