Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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.


  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!

    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.

  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) :-)

  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.

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

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

  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

  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!!!

  8. It's beautiful - amazing design.

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

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


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