Friday, April 29, 2011

A Better Look

Here is a very wrinkly closer look at the Skipping Squares quilt for those of you that asked:

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The fabrics are from the Denyse Schmidt collection now at Joann’s.  The only other fabrics I added are the grey and white polka dot, the Sherbet Pips red with tiny white squares (my favorite red basic to date), and the bright blue and white polka dot. 

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I’ve heard a lot of positive and plenty of negative about this collection…but I really love it.  I don’t love every single print…but I never love ever single print in a collection.  Plus it’s at Joann’s….leave it up to Denyse Schmidt to make everybody run into Joann’s again.  Love that.  Now if she could just do something about the wait at the cutting counter?  :)

I made 13 quilt backs yesterday for the humanitarian quilts we are finishing up on Saturday.   My bed became quilt back central…and a huge mess.IMG_8698

My husband told me that if he never sees another piece of fabric it will be too soon….and can’t blame him one bit.   It’s taking over the world.  I’m really excited for all these quilts to be done and out.of.my.house!

28 comments:

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

I love it! I like that it's not just two different squared squares so it doesn't appear to be a pattern to the quilt.Great scrap quilt.

shez said...

Whow what a beautiful quilt

quiltilicious said...

Fantastic - I spy the backing fabric I sent you...glad it made it to you safely!

Melissa said...

Love the pattern and the fabrics. Oh, and you are so right about Joann's we have a love/hate relationship. I am very envious of the cities that have the "super" Joann's as we still have a teeny tiny one that is loaded with fleece for some reason. They never have enough people working in the stores, especially during big sales.

Linz said...

i love that quilt top!! It's beautiful! And way to go with all of that humanitarian work! That does so much for people in need! Good job! :)

~Carla~ said...

Gorgeous! It's so bright & crisp! Love it! :)

Krista S. said...

We have a super Joannn's that's so big!! Like take a number to have your material cut big. But I'm still not running there to get this fabric. Not really in love with any of it, and I only buy what I love. I purchased this pattern from you months ago and still haven't had time to make it :/ I'm going to use Modern Meadow, Berry. Can't wait to start it, this gives me inspiration!

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Justcallmeblessed said...

I love the touch of green that the collection has. It really helps give it a fresh modern twist!

Elsa said...

this quilt is really colorful and fresh ~ first thing I've seen made with this fabric. Wasn't sure I like it all that much but you've changed my mind!

allison said...

starting to fall in love with some more modern print fabrics- (usually I'm a dark reproduction kinda girl)- how the h---- do you have the time for all of those quilt tops with small kids at home?? I have 3 under age 4 and never more than 20 minutes (or the length of one tv show to sew) of course that means ignoring my vacuum and washing machine!!)

Mom of 3 Girleighs said...

gorgeous colors! I love it.

Gerri said...

You're doing a good thing with those quilts. You and your hubby need to hang in there just a little bit longer!

Kris said...

Oh I love it. The fabrics are fab!!

Ruth said...

Ooh I love the bright feeling of this with all the white. :-)

Kate G said...

Love this quilt. Thanks for the inspiration!

Val said...

Just happened to stop by...you list of "guilty" thoughts had me laughing so hard tears were in my eyes and my kids kept asking why I was laughing so hard. Probably because I have thought at least half of those myself on a regular basis...thank you for the laugh today!

bethanndodd said...

Beautiful!

Rachel said...

love!! I would love to get my hands on this fabric, I am heading to Joann's this weekend. I love that skipping squares pattern. Thanks for a better pic.

Cheers!
Rachel
http://www.dewberrylane.com

Val said...

Say someone wants to learn how to quilt, I can use a machine and make many square things (cant read a pattern!!) but need to know where I should start!? A book, a video, a class?? Thanks!!

Sherri said...

Thirteen quilt backs in one day...that's amazing!!!

knittingdragonflies said...

I'm in love with this quilt!!
Vicki

Mari Angeles Iglesias said...

Hola Allison.

I love when there is so much clutter while doing patchwork, everything is full of colorful fabrics. And one combines each other, making magic with them.

My husband often complains, but then I love what I do. I guess that happens to you as well.

The top is very nice that you prepared.

Thanks for the comment the other day on my blog. I was thrilled. :)

Greetings from Granada, Spain, from espiralcaracola.blogspot.com

The4Rs said...

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I love links using scraps and "green" approach to crafting, could you check me out? Thanks, love your blog...
sandy

Karen said...

I don't always like every print in a collection either but its often those ones that make a quilt intersting. I love what you have done with the DS collection.

One Flew Over said...

I got some of this too and am planning on using it very soon.

Love the layout, beautiful x

amandajean said...

i love your quilt top! i'm with you. i don't love every fabric in the line, but i bought all of it anyway. i think it goes great together. did i mention that i love your quilt top???

suemac said...

Congrats. What a great effort on the part of you and your quilty friends.

Sue SA said...

I am very impressed with your output for charity quilts, it takes us about six months to make that many. I make charity quilts weekly at my local church, but we quilt them. Obviously tying them is alot quicker ... what sort of thread do you use and how many strands? Happy quilting Sue SA.

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