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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Geo Drops and NTT

 Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, and happy Inauguration Day, y'all!  Left or right, red or blue, there is something special about seeing past and incoming presidents take part in the traditions and ceremonies that our country holds dear.  Today, in addition to immersing myself in the festivities on TV, I am so excited to share my newest quilt top with you. This is a pattern I've had sitting in my design files for awhile (a few years!) and I'm so glad I finally buckled down and made it.

I originally designed this quilt with a solid white background, and even though the drops popped really well against the white in my design, it just needed something extra.  Making the background from a variety of light grays and whites was the perfect special touch this quilt needed.  It softens the raindrops and with less contrast, the quilt truly looks "rainy."  I've already basted and started the quilting on this, and I love, love, LOVE the way it is turning out so far.  I can't wait until you see the finish.  I'm calling this one Geo Drops and the pattern is already in the works, so stay tuned!

Before we link up, let's check out some of the awesomeness from last week.  This cute bird quilt is by DonnaleeQ-

Quilting Gail shared this lovely quilt (and there's a second beauty in her post!)-

This gorgeous quilt is by Kris at Sew Sunshine-

This creative, scrappy improv piece is by Jayne at Twiggy and Opal (improv rainbows are totally my jam)-

And this fun heart quilt is by Sandra at mmm quilts! (Can you believe we're on the downhill slide of January?)

Wow!  I can tell lots of you are kicking your creativity into high gear in 2021.  So, without further ado, let's see what you've got going on this week!

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  1. Geo Drops is GORGEOUS! Love the name, love the quilt, love the fabrics you've used, love everything about it.

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my quilt! I love Geo Drops! Great design, Kelly. :-)

  3. That turned out great! I love all the blues and totally see drops all over the place!

  4. Bravo Kelly! Geo Drops is stunning! Your fabric choices are fantastic! I'm really looking forward to seeing it finished. Is it a paper pieced pattern?

  5. I heart your Geo Drops quilt!!! My first impression was a bunch of diamonds. I'm wondering too, is that paper pieced?

  6. Geo Drop is so clever. I thought like above that it was diamonds! Thanks for showing my Phoenix rising piece. :)

  7. That's a great pattern. I enjoyed watching the inauguration. Such a great day for women!

  8. I love visiting your blog and checking out (and participating in) the link ups but my you are always inspiring me to start new projects! I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing considering my UFO piles. More projects mean more sewing and quilting so it can only be good right?


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