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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Catching Up - Part 4

This is almost the last installment of catching you up on what I've been up to.  I've got a tiny bit left to finish this afternoon, but wanted to get this part posted.
This is a crazy string quilt made from leftovers of t-shirt quilts.  I made a similar quilt for a friend of mine several years ago.
I had made extra blocks so I could pick which ones I wanted - and always wanted to get those leftovers made into a quilt - and this seemed the perfect time.
I decided to quilt concentric circles.  About half way thru, I wish I hadn't done it. But at that point I was committed. 
It looks pretty good from a distance LOL!!
This quilt can be used either as a wallhanging or as a small table cover.  It's made from blocks using Karla Alexander's book "Stack a New Deck".  I love those books.
I did some straight line quilting - a little wonky.  I wanted an organic feel - not too polished.
As usual, my pictures don't really capture the woodsy, outdoor feel of this quilt but this one is really pretty.
This is made from a jelly roll of the Martinique fabric line.  I added fabrics from my stash (no big surprise) and it's done in the basket pattern from Scrap Basket Sensations.
There's a small piping around the binding that I think ties in all the colors.
Last, but not least, are some I Spy quilts. So fun!!!  I made these a little smaller, kind of like an activity mat or a car seat quilt.
Some are for boys....
Some are for girls. :)
Once I finish this afternoon's chore, I'll summarize all this.
Have a great day,
Karen

9 comments:

Sinta Renee said...

You have been so very busy! I do love the NaNa Girl quilt made up in Martinique! Your eye spy quilts are really fun too.

Karen said...

You have been a busy girl. I quilted circles in a quilt a long time ago. I really didn't know what I was doing and I can't say I did the best job. But once you get some stitching in, the thought of trying to rip it out was more than I wanted to do.

LuAnn said...

I love all of your quilts. I am a string quilt fan. Your I Spy quilts are wonderful, and it makes me wonder why we cut the blocks into hexagons when the squares look so neat! You have been busy.

regan said...

These are all so fabulous! And I love that Stack the Deck quilt....and it totally looks woodsy, and beautiful! The tones are lovely.

*karendianne. said...

All great. String quilt a stunner. Fabrics perfect.

Barb said...

wow, you've been so busy and have accomplished so much!
I love all your projects and your circle quilting looks really great.
Your eye spy quilts are so fun!

Janan said...

Oh my, this is my first visit to your blog. I have loved sweet potatoes all my life. I have a great recipe that I will share with you that makes them into a salad with crunchy pecans and pineapple, it is yum yum. I met you last night at your lecture in Dothan Alabama. Your quilts are fantastic and I will enjoy following your blog.

Shirlee said...

Oh wow! You are definitely pulling me out of my quilting slump with all your inspiration. I have a Moda Martinique kit that I want to do something different with. I'll pull one of Kim's books out. Love her designs.

luv2sew said...

Love the blog! Love the string Tshirt quilt. Do you have a pattern? I can see so many possiblities!