On Monday, Pat Sloan had Canadian quilt designer Karen Neary on her show. You can listen here.
I have been a blog fan of Karen for quite awhile. She has inspired me to work outside my comfort zone. I have made 3 of her patterns.
In 2013, I made her Maritime Beauty pattern.
I did a test block first, and turned it into a mug mat.
I made the full pattern, but it took me quite awhile to actually get it quilted.
Just for fun, I also reduced the block and made it into a post card.
I actually cheated on that one and used fusible applique. The other two are paper pieced.
Next up, I made Polly's Posies.
I actually got that one finished in about 6 weeks. Miracles do happen.
Finally, I bought Karen's book quilting Beauties Come in All Shapes and Sizes.
I made "Thistles in the Heather" from the book.
Sadly, it has not yet been quilted. Obviously, I need a better list of my UFOs.