Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Barbara Brackman's Hospital Sketches sew-a-long update


All 9 blocks in BarbaraBrackman’s Hospital Sketches sew-a-long are now quilted and bound. The patterns call for an 18” block, but I downsized a bit to finish at 17”.
Now I just need to stitch them together and add the borders and corner blocks.

This is the design I came up with for the corner blocks.
 It looked more than a little naked to me so I added leaves and I like it much better! 


 Once again, I am having trouble capturing this wonderful yellowish green background. These were taken on the same day in different light. The top photo is closest to the true color, but still not perfect. It really is a yummy color!


One of the great things about the potholder method is that the back can be as much fun as the front! 

I hope to have it all pieced together by Christmas. Do visit the Hospital Sketches Facebook Page (here) for all the fabulous variations. I am always amazed at the creativity of quilters! What fun!


18 comments:

  1. Oh so beautiful! You have made an amazing quilt. I'm going to have to try this method someday. When it comes time to hand quilting I always go with the tried and true. And binding is my least favorite part of the quilt making - there's a lot of binding and corners with the potholder method. Still, it intrigues me and I want to try it. Lovely, lovely quilt.

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  2. Oh my ! Wendy-- they are fabulous! And of course your design for the corner blocks is gorgeous! All those tiny circles? EGAD...
    SO very inspiring!!

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  3. Love your design for the corner blocks, and yes they really benefit from the addition of leaves - don't all plants?! Your productivity with these appliques always amazes me.

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  4. Your corner blocks look wonderful with the leaves addition! Great touch.:)

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  5. I love your Hospital Sketches blocks! I want to try the potholder method soon. I always love the way yours work. Plus I know I would enjoy sitting and quilting on one block at a time. All of your applique is beautifully done.

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  6. Again you have chosen such vibrant colors and they look so wonderful on your green background. The leaves were a perfect choice to fill in the extra space on your corner blocks.

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  7. I love your choice of fabrics. It's going to be another spectacular quilt. Hugs

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  8. Love all your blocks together and those corner blocks are wonderful! I really like the quilting that I can see too!

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  9. Your blocks are so beautiful together! The back fabrics are lovely! I really like your corner block design - especially with the added leaves. You are stitching along so quickly with this project - I've only barely started on my borders.

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  10. This is just beyond beautiful! I love the way you play with background color--always so stunning. Your work leaves me in awe. Each block is so well done, and that is a wonderful corner block--good call on adding the leaves. The back is really fun. You are amazing, Wendy (and I want to see the rest of those socks). :)

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  11. Love, love love! Just stunning. You are a master with color! Your corner blocks fit right in.

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  12. Your version of the HS sewalong is amazing. I love your background and I hope I can see the color in real life. The corner blocks are great and the addition of the leaves pulls it together. Of course the berreis are the best!
    Your the potholder Queen!!

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  13. Your blocks are so very pretty!!Your method of quilting and binding each one then joining them all together is a marvellous way of making a quilt! Clever you!

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  14. Beautiful blocks, Wendy! I just love the whole concept of potholder quilts. All your applique work is stunning against that green background :)

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  15. Lovely!! I adore that background color too.

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