Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sharing Quilting Is So Much Fun

Niece Karen makes awesome quilts.  Uncomplicated designs, thoughtful designs, creative designs.  And I get to quilt them!  

This cheerful sunny quilt had a subtle pattern that I almost missed.  Do you see it? Yellow was the color requested for the thread (duh) and it made for a cheerful quilting session.



Her sampler quilt is blocks and pieces from the quilts she made in her first year of quilting.  It was so neat to see bits of other quilts I had quilted, bits of quilts she had shown me in person, bits of quilts I had seen on her blog . . .







. . . and bits of fabric from the first day we got together to share quilting.  (aww . . . warm feelings)  

Karen found this quilt top at a thrift store and bought it REALLY cheap.  It's, um, er, interesting. 


But is was SO FUN to quilt.  Karen said I could play.  And I did!  It doesn't show so much on the front. Here's pics of the back.





So much fun.  And then I had the fun of talking to Karen when she first saw the quilts.  It's always more fun to share. 
Thanks for trusting me with your quilts! Did I mention that I had fun?

8 comments:

Jeanie said...

Very nice, Kathleen! You and Karen make a great team and how nice to share the love of quilting. All of those quilts will have a story to tell that can be shared among family and friends. How special!

"Lois Grebowski" said...

I love the yellow one! It's so sunny!

Karen said...

I have the bestest auntie EVER!!!!!!!!! The quilts look so much more awesome in person.Thank you,Thank you, Thank you!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey-what is Karen doing up at this hour? Great to see all the quilts on both of the blogs. Does it take a ton of thread to do the backings? It's sweet the way the two of you compliment each other. Love, Pat

Pat said...

How lucky Karen is to have an auntie who can do such beautiful quilting on her tops!!!

Sara said...

Very nice! I have a box of quilts to send you as soon as I get some batting, just haven't gotten to go get it.

Cara said...

All the quilts look wonderful! I love the one Karen used up all her extra blocks on! Who would have thought it would look so good! What a great, creative idea. Karen is so clever!

Lexilooo said...

I love the sampler quilt! I'd love to try something like that!