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All my own design

I have been working on this quilt since 2010.

Well to be honest I parked it since May 2011. When I last blogged about it - here.

I started it when I went to an amazing day in CHCH that was with Leanne Beasley and Rosalie Quinlan. The most fabulous day in the world. Leanne taught how to put a quilt together, how to design it, layout etc.

Rosalie taught hand applique - in a method that has not pins and is so easy.
I got inspired when I got home and started this. There is a lot of embroidery all designed by me, heaps of blocks in miniature (finished block size 4.5") and a lot of applique, also designed by me - in fact the entire quilt is a Karen Schulz original.

I parked and did not finish as there were two blocks to stitch. But finally I realised that this needed to be finished and so I decided not to do any stitching but just assemble it. So I sewed it together, put on the border with flying geese just in the bottom left corner. I am loving it. I pinned it out last night and now it is ready to quilt. Hmm there is so many other things going on in this quilt that I think I may just have to be stitch in the ditch. Hopefully I will not park it too long but actually get on with quilting it.


Comments

  1. Your quilt original is awesome Karen. I went to the same workshop on the Sunday, I wonder if you where there that day too(maybe I've asked you this before?) It was a wonderful day, and one I feel so lucky to have been able to get to. You certainly made the most of the design workshop with Leanne!

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    1. I went on the saturday. The best bit was I bought the place off a lady who could not come due to work commitments and it only cost me $40!!! But I would pay full price to do it all over again. It was so good.

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  2. Don't park it again, it's lovely! I esp. love the appliqued flowers.
    And I think you are right, it doesn't need a lot of fancy quilting.
    (btw, I love the word "parking" here) :-)

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  3. Karen I think we all have a quilts that are 'parked' at some stage or another. I love the colours that you have chosen, they truly 'pop' and make your quilt sing.

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  4. I love this quilt, you will be so pleased and proud when you finish it

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  5. Well done you for designing it and now getting around to putting it all together! cant wait to see the finished result!

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  6. Oh Karen! I'm just swooning here. It is so lovely. Wish you lived a little closer so you could teach me.

    Anne xx

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  7. Wow Karen, well done its gorgeous!
    Now make sure you keep going and get it quilted, it will be such an amazing feeling to finish something that is 100% your own work!!!

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  8. It's beautiful - amazing design.

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  9. That is beautiful and how awesome that it is all your design....fantastic :)

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  10. What a great quilt! very unique and original :)

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