Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sweet Carolina

I saw this little quilt first on Quilt Hollow's blog; and when my magazine arrived, I just could not resist it.  It will end up as a pillow or a wallhanging in the guest bedroom. It can be found in the August 2011 issue of APQ magazine and was designed by Annemarie S. Yohnk. Now I just need to find the perfect medium value tan for the first inner border and then I will try to mimic the quilting design.

I have made lots of progress on Autumn Houses.
Even though the shapes are made, there are many little applique stitches that still need to be sewn.
Block 1, 3 and 6 are totally completed and 4, 5 & 7 are half done. 

I was thrilled to see that Nives, from Northern Italy, and Kathie, from Sydney, Australia, have posted their recent 1880 sampler blocks on the flicker site.  Nives' blocks are closer to the same colors as mine, but Kathie has chosen a brown and pink theme that is very warm and inviting.  I hope to have collages of their blocks to share, but if you can't wait to see them, check them out here

Today's goal is to get my exchange blocks made for my SSQSG meeting in July.  They need to be 4" finished blocks and I need 6 of them.  We exchange blocks every other month. I missed the June meeting, but you can read all about it on Merumo's blog and see her collection of blocks so far.


18 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Oooooo be still my heart! I just love Sweet Carolina and still have yet to make this one! It is on my to-do list!!! Seeing yours just ignites that desire to make it!!

Darlene said...

Love it, love it!!!!

Your Autumn Houses is looking fabulous.

Maureen said...

I was also tempted to make the sweet carolina quilt. Yours is lovely.
Autumn Houses is so charming. Is this your design?

Elyte said...

Lovely work Cheryl as always. I popped over to Merumo;s blog. You share time with some very talented ladies. I would be proud to take credit for all their work.

Karen said...

I gravitate towards quilts with houses on them. Yours being in an autumn theme (my favorite time of year) have piqued my interest.

Mary Lou Casada said...

Beautiful!! I love Carolina and Autumn Houses, too!!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Mary Lou Casada said...

Beautiful!! I love Carolina and Autumn Houses, too!!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Me and My Stitches said...

Love your Sweet Carolina - that one really caught my eye in the magazine too. The house are so cute. I keep thinking I will make a house quilt one of these days. I have a great pattern that I want to try. So many projects...so little time!

Lori said...

I was cruising through that magazine the other day and was admiring Sweet Carolina again. its a great little quilt!
Your Autumn House quilt is looking FANTASTIC!!

Wendy said...

Isn't that a great magazine, your Carolina block is fantastic, another one I loved in this magazine. The houses are wonderful. Have fun with the swap.

Sue said...

Oh how I love that Carolina block! I would love to make a quilt out of those blocks. I will have to see if I can find that magazine. You are making GREAT progress on your Autumn houses! Fall is my favorite time of year !

Janet said...

I like your Sweet Carolina block very much. It's so crisp and pretty! I just had to make that project too when I saw it. The way it's quilted in the magazine is WAY to hard for me - I look forward to seeing how you quilt yours.

Michele said...

Love the Autumn Houses blocks :-) I want to see the Sweet Carolina pattern, but I'm trying not to open my APQ until vacation!

Jeanne Lex said...

Wow ! Cheryl ! You've been busy.
Love both the SC and AHs ! Keep on stitchin'

rsarnold1s said...

Love the houses Cheryl. I like the top right one, that is the kind of house I would like to live in!

Merilyn said...

Cheryl, your Autumn Houses blocks are just divine, I love them!!! This is going to be a beautiful project when completed!!! Also the Carolina block, very yummy!!!

Kathie said...

I have to make that sweet caroline too!
love that block!
oh my your houses are just beautiful...
great job...
kathie

Annemarie Yohnk said...

Hi, just saw your rendition of my design...Sweet Carolina. You did a great job. Thanks for posting it. Keep up the good work. Annemarie S. Yohnk...Quilts Remembered Patterns.