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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Positive Signs and NTT

Oh. My. Goodness!  Somebody send me some wood so I can start building an ark over here.  We just cannot seem to get away from the rain for more than two or three days at a time, and this has been going on since the fall.  We did have two glorious days of sunshine this weekend and my parents were in town visiting, so my dad and hubs held up my latest quilt for some great photos.

I'm calling this one Positive Signs.  Obviously the crosses/plusses helped me decide on the name, but also, this is my first quilt finish after some pretty major life upheaval, and it feels so wonderful to be back in my studio.

All of my leftovers for this quilt (and there were a LOT after my cutting mishap) went onto the back, and I think the varied width of the strips make this really fun.

This quilt was finished with a nice, easy stipple, and I absolutely loved doing it.  There's just something about the smooth, gentle curves that is relaxing, especially when I have awesome music playing.

When cutting up my leftovers for the back of this quilt, I realized that I had a full half yard of this dark blue print, and decided it would be perfect for the binding.  Because I rarely buy fabric in larger cuts than 1/2 yard, that was certainly a pleasant discovery.  This is from the Macrame collection for Cotton and Steel, and though I usually prefer more solid bindings, this one turned out great.  Best of all, I didn't have to buy more fabric to get it finished!

This quilt has already gone home to live with my Mom (and Dad too, though this one's a little girly for him), and I've already started cutting fabric for a new quilt to hang on a wall in my new home.

What you're seeing here is a variety of 1.5" strips from about 35 different text, cream, tan, light gray, and metallic gold a few bits of green for good measure.  This is quite a departure from the riot of color I've been working with for the past few weeks.  I'm so excited for this project to take shape, and I can't wait to reveal a little more to you so stay tuned for updates!

I'm super excited to show you some of the fantastic highlights from last week's party.  Sandra at mmm! quilts shared this stunning quilt-

I just love the scrappy beauty by Anorina at Samelia's Mum-

These curvy string blocks by Sally at Crafts, Cavies, and Cooking are gorgeous!

And finally, this lovely quilt is by Cynthia at Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework-

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  1. I know exactly what you mean we have had so much rain and I'm sure we will have more to come - our yard has very soggy area and standing water in others

  2. Congrats on your first finish in the new house!! Here's hoping those gray skies make that new studio your happy place.

  3. I’m with you, the border fabric is gorgeous. I’m on the other side of the pond and we are having a wet soggy winter too. Where I live we haven’t had one proper snowfall this year, only the odd few flakes which didn’t lie. Global warming or what?

  4. Love your quilt, Kelly! I'm glad life things are a bit more positive for you now, too! Those fabrics are just wonderful in your quilt - so pretty!

  5. I'll just float over to Memphis on my Ark and pick you up Kelly! At least we don't have to feel guilty about staying inside and sewing. Positive Signs turned out beautiful after the quilting and binding! way to go!

  6. I'm happy for you to be back in your studio sewing. Positive Signs is surely a sign of all the good things to come in your new space. We've been having what seems like daily snows and I'm so ready for winter to be over. Wishing sunshine for you and me both. Cheers.

  7. Your quilt is very pretty. Love a pieced backing, and that staggered design is great. Best of all, I'm glad for you to have already found a home for it! That's the most difficult aspect of quiltmaking, I think. Doesn't it feel good to be sewing again? I find I become grouchy if I'm away from my sewing room for too long!


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