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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Keeping Me Company

My little self portrait that I made in a class with Roberta Horton in 2005 is done and hanging in my little sitting room.  Yay!!!
Here is the little quilt that used to hang in this spot.  In 2008 I made a series of New York Beauty quilts.  This is a smaller version of one that I couldn't bear to sell, so I made one for me. 
I had the early morning sun coming in the windows, so the colors kept changing as I took pictures. But instead of looking at this now...
I'm looking at this.  So different and so much fun!!
I debated on how to quilt the inside of this, I started with little swirls.  It was very busy and didn't add anything to the overall look, so of course, I ripped it out.  I decided to just do wavy freestyle straight lines.  I think it sets off the chaos of the inner border blocks and the outer border fabric.

This picture actually captures the colors the best.
I decided to do a continuous line quilting in the blocks and just followed the design of the fabric for the border.  This is one time I wanted the fabric to show and not the quilting.

So as I'm writing this from my chair, this is what I see.  It's going to hang here for a while I think.  So again, thank you Roberta.  I am so glad my little "Nana Girl" has come to keep me company.
Hope you're having a great Wednesday.
-Karen

4 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Love, love, love her! Well done, Nana Girl~

Linda said...

While your "old" NYB quilt is gorgeous, your Nana Girl is perfect there. Looks like her head is slightly turned and she's taking a peek out the window! So cute.

Darlene said...

You're in good company - she's adorable.

Quilt Hollow said...

Sweet company!