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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Merry Go Round and NTT

Welcome to Needle and Thread Thursday!  There are times when photographs are inadequate to capture the true spirit of a quilt.  Sometimes you just need to see it in person to get the true effect.  Such is the case with my latest finished quilt.  Check out the bundle of fabric for my latest quilt.

Gorgeous colors, right?  Well, when I went to take photos of the quilt, I tried several different settings to try to show off these happy colors best- outdoors in the sun, shade, dappled sun, etc. I think part of the problem might be that since it is winter, everything outside is dull and brown.  This quilt really needs lush green grass or flowers to show it off.  Oddly enough, the best color representation came with indoor photos.

Even still, this quilt, which is so pretty in person, is just okay in the photos.  The biggest problem is that the apple green fabrics, against the more vibrant red and aqua are getting washed out and looking more yellow than they really are.  Oh well.  I guess this is better than a quilt that is gorgeous in photos, but lackluster in person.

I used up all of the leftovers on the back and used solid Kona Navy for the binding.  I decided to name this quilt Merry Go Round.  I think the name fits the happy colors as well as the design of the blocks.

Before we get to the features from last week's party, I have a little bit of news to share.  Until now, I have never had a Facebook page that was dedicated solely to quilting.  I have just stuck to blogging and Instagram, and only posted minimal quilting related things on my personal Facebook page.  With the upcoming release of my book, I decided that needed to change.  I needed another quick way to post and connect with my readers.  I would love if you would take a second and like my Facebook page (My Quilt Infatuation) HERE.

If you have made a quilt from one of my patterns or tutorials and would like to tag the page in a Facebook post, I would love to share it (remember to make the post public on your page so I can share).  Don't worry!  I still plan to keep blogging, and we'll keep partying every week.  I'll just use Facebook posts to share short little snippets of news and photos along the way.  By creating a Facebook page, I am hopeful that sharing quilts and connecting with me will be easier!

Okay then!  Let's check out some of the highlights from last week's amazing party.  Look at this amazing little quilt from Accroquilt.

This quilt, by Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts is just perfect for the season!

and WOW!  The quilting on this quilt by Liz at Savor Every Stitch is just stunning!

Okay, friends, let's party!  **(before you link up, don't forget to like my new Facebook page HERE)

1. You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post (not to your home page!) to make it easier for others.
3. Please remember to spread the word and post my button or a text link.  
4. Spread the comment love far and wide!
5. Following me is not a requirement to link, but is so very appreciated!

*If you're new to the party, here's a helpful tip for linking up- select "Auto Crop"  when selecting your thumbnail photo.  For some reason, trying to crop your own image results in the dreaded "white question mark box," and we definitely want to see your awesome work!  :)


  1. All highlight quilts are beautiful, as always. Merry Go Round is also beautiful :)

  2. Beautiful quilts and the last one the quilting caught my eye,spectacular quilting!!

    Merry Christmas!

  3. I followed your FB page! Another beautiful quilt Kelly! I admire those who can use only their stash!

  4. I love this quilt and I can't wait until your book is released. Is Merry Go Round a new pattern?

  5. Thank you for featuring my quilt again! It's always such a thrill to see that. I can't wait to see more details of your new book! I totally understand the frustrations of having a beautiful quilt and the photo not doing it justice, happens to me all the time too! But your photos do look beautiful already.

  6. It's so hard to get good photos this time of year. Can't wait for spring!!

  7. What a colourful quilt, Kelly! Thank you for hosting this year!



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