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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Catching Up - Part 1

It seems like ages since I've done a post..... and it has been.  I have been very busy these last few weeks, and now that I'm almost finished, I thought I'd start catching you up.
I have two opportunities in the near future to have a venue to sell some of my quilts.  The 3 I'm showing today will all be for sale.  This is a child's quilt from Kim's book "Scrap Basket Surprises".
The little owls are a Michael Miller fabric and the strips are from my stash.  With very few exceptions (a few backings and bindings), I have been able to make these quilts from my stash - yea!!!
This is my "One of a Kind" quilt that I started several years ago. I made the two big pineapple blocks  the wrong size.  Instead of ripping them out, I made an original.  This is a beautiful, bright happy quilt.
There are a lot of Kaffe fabrics in here (including the border), but there are lots of brights from wherever.
There are two tiny 4" paper pieced pineapple blocks - I will probably never do any more.
 
It's hard to see the quilting, but it's one of my favorites, an all over meandering feather vine with swirls every so often.
It's a happy bright yellow polka dot.

This is from Kim's 2nd book "Scrap Basket Sensations". It's actually the quilt on the cover - but looks so different. I used a small jelly roll of children's Christmas fabrics.
It turned out really cute.
The back was a small scrap of Christmas lights fabrics - not enough for the whole back, so it got a center.
Some exciting news I have to share is about this new calendar.  Twelve authors were selected to have a quilt featured each month along with the instructions.
Kim was one of the authors selected and look who is Miss April?!!  "Flowers for Nana Girl" from her second book.  I am so honored and thrilled!!!  It's kind of a wierd feeling knowing that come next April people all over the country will be looking at my quilt all month!!
It's actually home with me for awhile, it's been travelling quite a bit.  I tried to capture the colors out on my porch this afternoon, but my camera doesn't do it justice - it's really so pretty.
Kim surprised me by naming this quilt after me and telling the story of how I came to be called Nana Girl.  It's a very special quilt to me.
Stay tuned, there are lots more quilts to share.
-Karen

14 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Lots and lots of wonderment!!! So good to hear from you. Your "One of a Kind" quilt is fantastic, amazing, stunning and oh my but it really is happy. So much talent shown there. Really, no more 4" paper-pieced pineapple blocks? Huh. Who'd a thunk it? lol. Yellow polka dots for a backing is a grat idea. (Note to self)

The quilt from Kim's Scrap Basket Sensations is great to see in those fabrics. ...and congrats on being Miss April!!!! *wink* Flowers for Nana Girl is very pretty and perfect for spring.

Waving from N. Fl. *k.

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Love your quilts, and my favorite is the Flowers for Nana Girl :o) So fun the quilt was in the calendar! Cool :o)

Linda said...

Wow! You HAVE been a busy lady! Love those scrappy quilts, especially the One-of-a-Kind quilt. It's so scrumptious with all those bright colors. I love it! Hope you fill your whole purse with money for that one. And then I'll imagine the shopping you'd do after selling it! And my sincerest congratulations on your quilt being published in the calendar! It's wonderful for you, and for a whole 30 days for everyone who has that calendar. Way to go girl!

Angie said...

So nice to "see" you and all your wonderful projects. How exciting that Nana Girl will be in the quilt calendar! I must go find a copy!

Darlene said...

Wowzer so much fun stuff happening in your little corner of the world.

Barb said...

congratulations! Your quilt looks great -

Terry said...

What beautiful quilts! I think I might have to make one like the first one! It looks easy enough that even I could do it! :0)

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Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Great finishes Karen! Love your one of a kind quilt! And Kim's quilt looks great in the calendar!! ;-)

Ruth said...

Wow! That is exciting! I love quilt calendars. Your quilt is really gorgeous! I love your first three also, especially the One of a Kind quilt.

Diane said...

the One of a Kind quilt is fantastic!! love it! How exciting that your quilt is in a calendar!! too cool!

Carla said...

How tickled I am for you to get that gorgeous quilt into the calendar, Karen! You deserve it.Congratulations. All of your projects look so fab....I'm sure that you will sell all three!

AnnieO said...

These quilts should be very much in demand! Your work is lovely and the colors happy. I already made a Flowers for Nana Girl but am thrilled it is on the calendar for many more to enjoy making. And I'm in the middle of a Picnic quilt too. Congrats on all your work and joy!

Shirlee said...

How cool! "Flowers for Nana Girl" is now a 'calendar girl'. Wasn't there a song about that? Love that quilt.