Thursday, February 19, 2009

Kid's room quilty fun

Brrrr… it is cold in the studio today so I’ve been working fast. It is time for a snack and warm cup of tea, so I’ll take a break to post something and hope my feet warm up. I have a border collie who has settled in at my feet so it is only a matter of time. (Ah the life!)
So it all started with some really fun fabric sent to me by the lovely Sara that inspired a quick play time in the studio. I just copied those squares and made some yellow stripes to echo that line in the fabric.
What fun! And then they needed some triangle roofy shapes like the fabric. Plus a few hearts inspired by another spot in the fabric where there is a row of hearts.
Hmmm... what does it need now? A rainbow? (seriously?!) I could piece one... nah... life is too short! So I found some rainbow fabric in the stuff Sara sent and used that. I should also confess to being rather new to sewing the wavy lines. Nice and straight clean lines, that's what I usually like. (Although have you seen Robin's work? - her curvy lines are amazing!) This project wanted a little wiggle and tickle.
A little bit of rainbow and this and that. Plus, how about those leftover blocks?!
There it is pieced, I've got it partially machine quilted now. (Still waiting for my feet to warm up then I'll go back down and get at it again.)
And I sure did have fun quilting up this little long narrow bugga, it is now ready for the binding! I've got a little spot on a wall in the kid's rooms that will be perfect for this and it was so fun and fast I might have to make more of these. (Do I smell a series?) There are so many things I want to try!


  1. Terrific! I love that you used the donated fabric as a jumping off point to make some blocks... So cheerful and unique!! Great job! I love the little 8-patch quilt with the wavy edges too. You're on a roll, girl!

  2. So, so adorable! I am addicted to brights so this is perfect!

  3. Those are just so cute and charming!
    Love them!

  4. I love these! Great colors. Great movement.

  5. Carmen! I am sooo inspired. You amaze me -- especially the speed with which you seem to create!

  6. Wonderful work Carmen! I love your free form style.


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