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Monday, October 22, 2012

Catching Up - Part 3

Here's another peek at what's been keeping me busy the last few weeks.  This quilt started from a jelly roll I bought at JoAnn's last year. I've been wanting to do a gray, yellow and black quilt for a while.  I added quite a few pieces from my stash to give it variety.
This seemed like the perfect time to do it.
This is made from the same technique as my little happy quilt I started last year. Each block has 3 fabrics and each block is different.  There was no set pattern to light/dark, black/yellow, etc.  They just got put on the design wall randomly, as long as there was enough contrast to see the block.
It looks so different than the one below - in my happy colors.
But it is such a fun block to do.  ( And this quilt is almost finished too !!)
I decided to mimic the block and do a pieced back.  Turned out perfect!
This is a quilt based on a small collection of fabric called City Girl that I bought several years ago. 
I added quite a few fabrics from my stash to make it more interesting.  I had yardage to to the border, the back and the binding - so it ties it all together.
I didn't quite have enough for the whole back, so it got a pieced back too.
Here's the little kid's Christmas out of the same pattern.
And here's what it looks like on the front of Kim's book.  It's a super fun and fast pattern.
This quilt is from a selection of 15 fat quarters that has been sitting on my shelf for almost 3 years.  It's a very random collection of designs and colors, but I decided to trust the designer's choices.  I didn't add any fabrics to it.  It looks kind of "manly" to me.
There's all these animal prints, strips, graphic patterns and whatever!This pattern is Beach Cottage from Scrap Basket Surprises - love those books!!
I used a blue print for the back.
So these are getting added to the stack of things I'm hoping to sell.  I'll finish up the rest in my next post and share the details of exactly why I've been sewing and quilting my little head off!!  But I must say I've been having the best time!
Have a great day,
Karen

8 comments:

Karen said...

I was going to do a grey, yellow, and black quilt but never did. Something about the color combo that speaks to me.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

You've been very busy! I love them all, the blocks are simple but the wonderful fabric choices really ramp up the quilts to the level of WOW status; well done! I need to check out Kim's book.

Barb in Mi said...

Wow, lots of beautiful quilts!

Vivian said...

Beauties from the first to the last. You've made some gorgeous quilts, Karen. Somebody is going to love everything you have to offer.
That yellow/black/gray one is especially stunning.

Kim's books are full of great ideas, and I like your versions.

regan said...

These are all so beautiful! Can't wait to hear what you're doing!

Darlene said...

Very, very pretty - you've been a busy girl.

Diane said...

I just started a QAL and am using yellow/grey/black and I think the bundle I bought (at JoAnn's)is the same that you used! Your's turned out great !
You have been so busy!

Linda said...

Spectacular quilts, Karen! You've been going to town, and it shows. You must be stash-busting big time, adding pieces of your own stash to the collections you've been using. They're all just wonderful! Are you trying to sell these at your vendor booth too?