Thursday, January 23, 2020

Winter Blues Blog Hop-My Day



Welcome to the last day of the Winter Blues Blog Hop, and my day to share.  Many thanks to Carla @Creatin in the Sticks for organizing this blog hop.  Since blue has always been one of my favorite colors, I just jumped at the chance to participate.  Every day of this hop, I have seen  some wonderful and beautiful projects.   It has certainly gotten rid of my Winter Blues!   I have included the full schedule below if you haven't had a chance to visit yet.  There are giveaways at quite a few sites.  


Monday, January 20th


Tuesday, January 21st


Wednesday, January 22nd


Thursday, January 23rd


Friday, January 24th


Blue has always been one of my favorite colors,  and is reflected in my walls at home and what I usually wear, and my decor.  I love the cobalt blue color.


And my little Delft Blue knick-knacks.  


And my blue Quilts





For the Winter Blues, I knew exactly what I wanted to make.   In around 2001 I bought this book by Terri Christopherson of Black Mountain Quilts.  



I loved that cover quilt, called China Dishes and started collecting fabrics, and I think I have a couple of them that were shown on the quilt.  I went to grab the fabrics, and they were sitting on top of a cabinet all together.  


I started cutting them out and sewing and pretty soon I had them all ready to complete piecing.


And the finished top.  I was just going to leave it there, but since it was Monday, I decided I had enough time to quilt it too.  Couldn't get too good a picture that day as it was raining.

After a number of technical issues, and a new machine, which I will save for another day,  I was able to finish quilting it in time for the blog hop.  I hurried to get pictures outside before it started raining again.




And inside on my blue walls!  This is my version of China Dishes.



Hope this hop has cured your Winter Blues!  I have certainly had a good time browsing everyone's projects.  Thanks again to Carla @ Creatin in the Sticks for organizing such a great hop!  

37 comments:

Sheri said...

What a great motivator to make and complete your winter blues porcelain dishes quilt! You're so lucky and organized to have had all your fabrics together. It turned out beautiful!

Susan said...

That is just beautiful, Karrin. What a great variety of blues you had saved for it. I might have that book from Fran's book stash and one of the trips to Sisters - I think we bought it at the quilt shop that used to be in Weed, near Mt. Shasta. I think it's gone now, though. Your quilt is easily as beautiful as the book's cover quilt.

Rebecca Smith said...

I love the sea themed quilt, what is the pattern for it?

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your China Dishes Quilt is so lovely, and your other quilts are wonderful too!

Joyce said...

Such a pretty quilt!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Good Morning Karrin! Yay to it being Friday and boo to it being the last day of the hop. I've enjoyed it immensely. I agree with you - I adore cobalt blue and Delft blue. Oooh-la-la to both. China Dishes - my sister would ADORE that quilt. She is as big of a blue lover as you are. It turned out just great, and the pieced backing is perfect as well. It is especially fetching on your pretty blue walls. Thanks for sharing it with us - I look forward to hearing about your new machine. ~smile~ Roseanne

Denise said...

Wow that is gorgeous, actually all of them are.

Podunk Pretties said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE delft blue anything. I only have a few pieces I've picked up at thrift stores. They probably aren't worth anything but I still love them. Your quilt is simply gorgeous!

tink's mom said...

What a pretty quilt. The assortment of patterns for the dishes makes it come to life. I didn't think snowball block until you showed the layout. Based on the lovely pictures of your home this is a perfect addition.

Carla said...

Wow, I love this. It looks just like porcelain dishes, just gorgeous. What a great addition to your home and our Winter Blues Blog Hop. Than you for joining!

Carol S. said...

This is definitely a cure for the Winter Blues. I love this quilt in the blues you chose...it's so stunningly beautiful! Who would have thought a snowball block could look this amazing. You blew the Winter Blues away for sure! Thanks for sharing.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Very pretty quilt. How cool to do a bucket list quilt.

Quilting Babcia said...

Love this quilt! So good that you were finally able to use all those treasured fabrics.

Calicojoan said...

Oh my gosh, this so reminds me of the lovely vintage blue china!
What a blast to the past there. The border that looks like lace is the
perfect way to finish it off too! Love it!

Shasta Matova said...

It turned out beautifully! I really like two color quilts and blue dishes so this is a perfect combination.

Farm Quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt - it really does remind me of old blue dishes!! You did a great job on it and I'm blown away that all the fabrics were still together after almost 20 years!!

eileen said...

Wonderful fabrics making a lovely quilt!!

Carol Andrews said...

China Dishes is just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing all of your blue goodies with us. I, too, love cobalt blue. Your post sure did help chase away the winter blues since I’ve had nothing but grey, rainy skies after 3 weeks of solid snow!

Charlene McCain said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the fabrics you used. Lovely border and quilting job, too.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That's a beautiful quilt, Karrin! It looks like you collected the perfect fabrics to have the look of China Dishes. Great finish!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

I remember that book and have always loved the cover quilt, too! Great job seeing it through!!! Very pretty blue decor.

Karen's Korner said...

Absolutely beautiful.

wendy said...

I love your quilt! I have been trying to finish a similar one using the broken dishes pattern. Seeing yours has spured me on to get it done. Thank you!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Simply stunning quilt for the Hop!! Nice job pushing thru to a finish to share with us.

Marian said...

A gorgeous quilt, all that piecing, WoW... and it's truly beautiful.

Sue D said...

Beautiful china dish quilt.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Such a nice blue collection. I really love the cobalt blue!

Pamela said...

Your quilt is absolutely perfect! So pretty!

Beth said...

Wow, good for you for pulling your quilt together so quickly! It looks lovely.

Susan said...

That's one beautiful quick quilt - well done!

Nancy D said...

Like your quilt! Wish I had one that went together that fast. Mine seem to take years, and sometimes do!

Sarah said...

What a lovely collection of blue fabrics you have and you've turned them into a real beauty!

K Reeves said...

Some of my very favorite blues there. Love it!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful quilt! It looks wonderful in your home, I'm sure.

teachpany said...

That's beautiful! I hope you enjoy your new machine.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Beautiful! It’s fun collecting fabrics then having them all used in a quilt. Great job!

Theresa said...

Pretty quilt!