Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A few finishes

I was inspired by the Carrie Nelson books I have been buying and I've been in the mood for some mindless sewing; aka, copy the nice lady's quilt. Sometimes you want to be adventurous and creative and sometimes you want to push fabric through the sewing machine. At least I do. It's easier to do the latter with someone blazing the trail ahead of you and assuring you that the product will be pretty.

So, without further ado, I give you my version of Carrie Nelson's "Double Duty": which I absolutely adore.
Then I jumped on her pattern "Six Degrees" (don't know WHERE these names come from). I made a mistake in that my greens aren't vibrant enough but that's what was in the stash closet. The four stars in the middle really need brighter green points, but they show up well enough in person, they just don't photograph well:Finally, while waiting between clues on the Quiltville mystery quilt I got out my cut out quilt from the "Open Door" pattern and sewed away. It came together so quickly I was surprised because it looks like a showstopper. It was really easy:
Anyway, that's what I've been doing. This morning I cut out another quilt from her book. Got to keep those hands busy. It's got a lot of HSTs too but you know, I'm getting really good at them!


The Calico Cat said...

I feel the same way about sometimes just wanting to push fabric.

& I really like the bottom picture.

paula, the quilter said...

That 'push fabric' hit a nerve. Sometimes that is what is needed, isn't it?

joe tulips said...

I love it when I pop in and my first reaction is...OMG...
gorgeous stuff.
Keep pushing!

Shirley Goodwin said...

Thanks for your contribution to the Pike River Miners' Quilt appeal, Janice. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Tanya said...

Boy, I sure wish I had some of the striking finishes you have!!!