Friday, April 30, 2010

More Sneak Peeks...

About every other day the UPS guy brings a wonderful surprise - a quilt coming back from the quilters. Even though I designed and even pieced some of the quilts, it's always such a fun surprise to open the box and discover how good quilting magically brings a quilt to life. A couple of comments on the Summer's End quilt made me realize that I'm seeing the small pieced blocks as flowers because I know we'll be adding raw-edge stems after it's quilted. Much like sending the Square Pegs quilt to the quilter and she questioned the name because all she saw was circles - we didn't add the "pegs" until we received it back from her. Goes to show that as a designer, I see the finished quilt in my head and assume everyone else sees my vision as well. Hopefully, by the time it's bound, everyone will see what I see. One of the cool things about this quilt is that it started with a Layer Cake and all I added was a fat quarter and about 1 1/2 yards of fabric for the outer border/binding. That's it for a 60" x 67" lap quilt. Pretty efficient use of precuts and a great outdoor quilt for summer. Imagine it in adorable kid prints or all plaids - how fun!

Check in tomorrow for the winner of the new KC Star book, Piecing the Past. In the morning, I'll call one of the grandkids and ask for a number between 1 and however many comments there have been. That's our official, technical way of determining the winners. Keep in mind, the sooner you comment each month the better because several of the grandkids only know their numbers up to about 20!

10 comments:

  1. Really, really like the Square Pegs quilt, and Fabrics. Definitely something I would do!! Can't wait for patterns to get to the quilt shop.

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  2. Loving the sneek peeks! I love all your designs.

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  3. love the Squares Pegs quilt and the Swing! oh how I could see myself out there reading a book, cup of coffee and snuggled under that quilt in the fall....
    thanks for the sneak peaks, fun to see!
    Kathie

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  4. Absolutley lovely.. I "love" not "like" that quilt. The warmth it radiates certainly inspires me to get that pattern. Thanks for the sneak peek!

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  5. Thanks for the peek! Come on over to my blog and take a look at my sneak peek of my design wall - it's Kansas Winter :)

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  6. Enjoyed the sneak peak and love the design and colors in the square peg quilt.

    Debbie

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  7. How pretty!! Love your colors and can't wait to find it in person!!!

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  8. Beautiful photo! Lovely quilt, love the colours. The swing brings back fond memories.

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  9. Thanks for another great 'sneak peek'!!! The Square Peg quilt of beautiful. But as I look over my (meager but lovely) KT stash and the quilts I have patterns for and those I see on line and in my favorite quilt shops, I have to admit that there hasn't been a single KT quilt or fabric collection I haven't fallen in love with. Love at first sight every time. There are so many I love and enjoy but the KT just always reaches out at "grabs me". You know, for me looking over, petting, fondling and selecting quilting fabrics is right up there with my love of wondering through specialty book stores and finding treasures that can be enjoyed even before I use them and then finally passed down as a treasure for my kids, grandkids, and friends to enjoy. I'm a slow quilter because my Sclerderma limits my stamina but even through the spells of not being able to sit at my sewing machine, I still have the enormous satisfation of spreading out my fabrics and just soaking in the look, feel, and pondering the futures I have planned for them. It's a great 'fix' in between sewing times, of course now with 'Summers End' stuck in my mind (and I mean STUCK there, lol) I can't shake it so I'll be watching and waiting! Thanks for all the pleasure your fabrics and quilts give me!

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