Saturday, March 29, 2008

I can finally share this quilt....

Thank you, everyone, for your wonderful comments on the squirrel story! I've "met" a lot of new people through the comments on this blog and through emails about the squirrel story. It means a lot to me that so many of you commented. Thanks again!

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A few months ago I was chatting (online) with the editor of Cotton Spice Magazine, Karen, and I ended up quilting a small quilt for her. I'm so thrilled with how it looks in the magazine, and she includes the pattern to make it. Go sign up and look! [I should've posted about this MUCH earlier in the month, but time gets away from me!]

Here are some of my pictures of it:




Isn't that just a wonderful little quilt? Did I mention she's got the pattern in the magazine? She's also used some of my fonts and it's a bit trippy to see my handwriting in the magazine. :-)

The quilt is even neater with the binding on it.

Go check it out!

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I finally finished the Floral Fantasy stack and whack quilt, so here are some pictures:


I'm quite happy to be finished with it! I think I'll enter it in the upcoming guild show if I can get my act together to get the entry forms in by April 1st.

I took this quilt with me to guild last week to work on the binding and I had it folded so that only the backing was showing. It cracked my up that almost everyone walking by stopped and commented on it, and they were only looking at the back. I'll bring it to show off next month for show and tell.

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The local quilt and fabric shop, Cyrilla's Artful Needle, has had a change in ownership and is looking for a new name. They're having a contest for naming the shop and I decided to enter. I was given two strips of fabric that had to be used in the block, and the block had to have a name suggestion on it. I'm not totally in love with the name but I only had a week to work on it. Coming up with store names is hard, especially when they also carry (higher-end) apparel fabric and trims, not just quilt fabric.


I don't expect to win but it sure has been fun fantasizing about the $200 grand prize. I could do a lot of damage in that store with $200....

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I still have a bunch of things to post about but my hands are really cold so I'm going to quit for now--this morning we spent an hour in the kind-of-rainy cold, watching Gillian's first soccer game. So far I'm liking soccer better than basketball, despite it being really cold today (the high is supposed to be in the upper 50s). Unfortunately I haven't managed to warm up yet, but I might go turn on the heater in the bathroom and clean the counters or something. ;-)

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More knitting content next time. Have a great weekend!

4 comments:

Jane said...

Congratulations on having your work in the magazine! How exciting for you. I have terrible quilt envy! All your quilting looks beautiful! I'm not really good at the quilts, just a bit of a dabble here and there. Nothing as terrific as your work! Good luck with entering your work at the fair :-)

Helle from Denmark said...

Congrats Kat!!! Way to go!:-)

And I just have to say, I love that quilt...Sigh! Wish I had your energy......!! :-) You have to enter it....do not hide that beauty..if you do, i kick you!!*GRIN*

Opal said...

Your quilts are amazing! So beautiful! I wish I had your talent when it comes to sewing. :)

Romi said...

That is so cool!!!! And I *love* the quilt! Congratulations!