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Steady Progress.

Posted on | March 1, 2012 | 17 Comments

March seems to have arrived in a hurry making it hard to think that two months of the year have snuck by already.

I have been working on several quilt tops over the last week – some new, some old.

This first one  is an older one. I had started the work on all the individual leaves last year. Now the quilt top is starting to come together.

These are fabrics from Leesa Chandler’s first line of fabric – Under The Australian Sun.


The coloured circles made with the drunkard’s path template have come together into this little quilt top.

Lots of bright colours and different fabrics in this one.


And this last one is a work in progress. I am using a pattern and fabric from Leesa Chandler again. The pattern is Southern Jewels and the Fabrics are from one of her most recent Australian flower lines.



Now I need to do a lot of sandwiching, pinning and quilting!


17 Responses to Steady Progress.

  • Lesley says: I love your projects! Your Drunkard's path is like a spring day! Love the bright colors!
  • Linda at Roscoe's Ma says: I really like them all. Each has its own flavor. Lovely fabrics...
  • Fiona says: It's hard for me to believe March has arrived... lovely quilts.... I really like those leaves .. happy quilting... Hugz
  • Frances says: I LOVE the subtlety of the Eucalyptus leaves!!
  • sunny says: I love those bright circles! They make me happy.
  • Kelly says: It looks like you are on a roll!
  • joan says: I am amazed at the beautiful aussie fabrics. They have such an oriental look to them. You projects are beautiful. Love the rich looking leaves in the first one. The bright colors in your drunkards path, is going to bring joy to someone special! And the last one, WOW! Are those fabrics beautiful or what! :-) You have been a busy person lately! :-)
  • Sunnybec says: Oh no not sandwiching and pinning!!! You are going to be busy.
  • Rachaeldaisy says: I love your gum leaves!! They look so real! Your bright drunkards path is so wonderful and happy! Like birthday balloons!
  • Astrid says: Love your projects! Can't remember I have heard of the designer, her fabrics look gorgeous! Love the colorful circles too. Ah, you have a lot of sandwiching and pinning to do! Have fun - I say... lol I find that part rather boring, but how else do we finish our projects?! :) Wonderful weekend to you!
  • LJ says: I love your first quilt with the "Under the Australian Sun" fabrics. I've been under the spell of brights lately and this is the first muted quilt that caught my fancy. Will look forward to seeing the whole quilt!
  • Elaine/MuddlingThrough says: All three are gorgeous, but I especially like the bright colors in the circles. That was a lot of work. Your gum leaves DO look like the sun is glinting off them and the butterflies - oh my! That's a talented fabric designer you've found.
  • Patti says: Wow Karen. Beautiful fabric in your projects. They all look amazing.
  • Pauline says: You certainly have been a busy girl...they are gorgeous quilts....luv the gum leaves, and the fabric you used is perfect...can't wait to see it finished. The brights in the baby quilt makes for such a 'happy' quilt... baby will luv it. Luv the Australian fabrics....and the butterfly fabric is beautiful...can't wait to see more of Southern Jewels...have a wonderful weekend, Pauline
  • Anita Hayes says: Hi Karen, I love all of the materials you are working with. they all have a style of their own. I really love the Under the Australian sun material. Gorgeous!! Cheers, Anita.
  • Bev C says: hello Karen, Good luck with your quilts, love the gum leaves one especially. Happy days. Bev.xoxo
  • Carla says: Hi there. I found you through Linda's blog. Your quilt at the top will be stunning when done!

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