Thursday, August 11, 2011

Quilting and the Calm

I feel like shouting from the rooftops "I'm back"! The quilting and sewing inspiration has returned. I cleared off the work table. Aside from a sketchbook and watercolors, I turned my focus back to my small quilts...and FINISHING the 5 tops I have looking at me every day. This week I pulled out the next pattern for the Jo Morton small quilt club, and the stack of Civil War reproduction fabrics, and got down to sewing those scant quarter inch seams! I liked this pattern so much, and it was realatively quick, so I made two even.






Now, maybe, just maybe, I can have them all quilted and bound by the September meeting!

13 comments:

Julie said...

Your quilts are gorgeous!

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Oh Katie. There is NOTHING like a home made quilt! They just evoke so much love. They are all beautiful .. the colours, the patterns, your love woven into all the piecing and the stiches. Thanks for showing us .. they always touch my heart. Take care. Talk to you soon. xxDonna

craftattack said...

Wow, they are fantastic! Love the patterns and colours! Hugs, Valerie

Barbara said...

Congrats on the return of your mojo...we all must take a necessary vacation sometimes. Civil war prints are among my favorites, this will be lovely!

Joanna said...

Phew, I've just about caught up with all your blog posts - you've been a busy blogger! Sweet quilt squares, gorgeous colours.

xx

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

YOur quilting work is really lovely. So precise, glad the juju is back! xox Corrine

Cassie said...

Wow those are gorgeous! I was just at the Ohio Outdoor Quilt Festival today - would love to give quilting a try someday:)

John the Mailman said...

Wow Katie,

Your choice of materials and fabrics are so YOU. Funky patterns and colors full of personality, all of which work so well together. Years from now, experts will scrutinize quilts the way they do antiquities, and there will be satisfied grins all around whenever the appraisers are heard to say, "Yes, it's a 'Katie' all right."

Let me know if you put any up for sale, okay?

--John the Mailman

Marilyn Rock said...

Katie; your quilt patterns are gorgeous! I am in awe!

Grannie Annie said...

Awesome quilting Katie that's gorgeous, I love block quilts...welcome back!!!

Jill Eudaly said...

Happy binding. It always feels so good to finish those project that haunt you. I have my own pile. I guess I'll join you in finishing them.
nice work on the quilts. I'm always impressed by your skill.
jill

ODD imagination said...

I love quilts and always think that "some day" I would like to make one!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Did you get all your postcards yet? :o)

Barbara said...

I'm a new follower, so I didn't realize you were away. Glad to see you making small quilts, my favorites! I too have a stash of Civil War fabrics, left over from a fully-intended Dear Jane that became a wall-hanging instead. LOL!