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Friday, April 23, 2010

Distraction Update

Late Wednesday night, after almost 24 hours of travel, my DH got home. Thank you for all the good wishes. I believe the way it happened was almost a miracle. God is good and he's home. I know there are still so many displaced and our thoughts and prayers go out to them until they are home with their families. While he was gone, I was very ADD - bouncing from one project to another. I am happy to show you the very first piece of Kaffe I've ever owned!! Yea!!! I bought this piece last week and have been staring at it. It just makes me happy. :)Here are the fabrics I have pulled so far for my new project. My friend Kim and I are going to do another joint project :). We haven't done one in a while. We use a lot of the same fabrics, share fabrics from our stash and then do our own quilt using the same pattern. It's always interesting to see our individual tastes come out. The quilts look different even though they're using a lot of the same fabrics. Once we get our strips cut, I'll share. We are not 100% sure which pattern we're going to use. Aren't these fun and happy?? So far, I love it!Just so you know I'm not completely abandoning my previous project, I thought I'd share my progress on the hand quilting on "Beauty for Ashes". After machine quilting, hand quilting does seem verrrrrry slow.
But every part of this quilt makes me smile. These colors are so soothing and restful.

So until next time,

Karen

10 comments:

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

You're so far ahead of me! Hopefully I'll make a little progress this weekend.

Your quilting is coming along. You must be enjoying that quilt -- it's so calm and restful to look at.

Exuberant Color said...

That is one of my favorites of kaffe's newer fabrics. It is going to look so different sliced up.

Your fabric selection looks so springy and happy

QuiltSue said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what you make from those fabrics.

kjquilts said...

Wow, you got a lot of hand quilting done! I can't wait to see what you two come up with. Glad your husband is home safe and sound. What a fiasco!

Diane J. Evans said...

Love your recent Kaffe acquisition -- looks like a quilt already! And the fabrics you've chosen for your next project are so happy -- my kind of colors and patterns. Have fun!

Diane

Karen said...

Love the Kaffe fabric!! I have started a small collection and think it is about time I cut into it.

Ren said...

I do love the quilt Beauty from Ashes can not wait to see it in person. Good guild meeting tonight. Thanks for all your hard work and planning, you are doing a wonderful job.
Ren

Rose Marie said...

Glad to hear your DH is home again. Yes, hand quilting is slow, but I find it is very calming and rewarding. Love, love, love what you have done!

Karen said...

Your quilting looks so good. It looks like you are doing lines that are fairly close together and that does take time.
I have never purchased any Kaffe fabric but I have seen some that does tempt me.

Carrie P. said...

Hi Karen, thanks for coming by my blog. I Have just been reading through yours and you do beautiful work.
I used to live in Panama City, Fl. Hope the oil spill doesn't hit your beaches.