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Monday, June 29, 2015

A Few Finishes


June is over all ready?
I do have a few finishes.
I just kind of poke along at my own pace.

First up,

"Keeping Perspective"


My first (and maybe only) foray into modern quilting.
Inspired by a quilty blogging friend of many years,
who embraced modern quilting, and
despite reoccurring medical issues over the last two years,
she never appeared to skip a beat, never stopped smiling,
and continued sharing her knowledge and skills.
Her word of the year?
Perspective.

"Keeping Perspective" was custom quilted by
Natalia Bonner of PieceNQuilt.
Pop over to see!
Her pics are so much nicer!

Another finish was my Posie Quilt,


gifted to a friend who was just diagnosed with breast cancer.
It was delivered yesterday and she was just delighted.


Here's how I quilted it.


And here's the sweet label,
I just took the flowers out of the middle of the pattern.

Last, but not least, I made a wallhanging for my nephew.


It measures 24x32.
He just got his first apartment and had a birthday, too!

June was a rainy, cold month.
Believe it or not, I'm still having warming fires in the mornings!
Here's hoping summer finds us soon!

XO,
karen



25 comments:

Linda Reeder said...

We've been having summer here since April. Come visit us in Seattle to get warmed up!
That "Perspective: quile is just wonderful. I jumped over to the link to see the quilting detail. wow!
All of your projucts are great! The posie quilting is masterful.

Fiona said...

those are lovely quilts you have made .. and lovely quilting on them too...
Hugz

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

cute quilt! I don't do a lot of modern but now and then it is interesting isn't it

Allie-oops Designs said...

I know, I can't believe June is over! Tomorrow is the last day, and my oldest son's birthday. He keeps getting older while I stay the same age....ahem.

LOVE your modern quilt, very interesting! I really love your Posie quilt, it has a very retro vibe to it. What a good friend you are. Your wallhanging for your nephew is perfect - very manly - Happy Birthday to him and congrats on his new apartment!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow you have been so busy... Looking fantastic 💗

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your quilts are just beautiful. The posie quilt is gorgeous, your friend must be very happy. And I love the pretty wall hanging.
It is hard to believe June is over today. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Teresa in Music City said...

Such a great variety of quilty projects Karen! Modern - retro - guy quilt :) I have several friends who have found quilting helps to take their minds off their physical problems and keeps them sane through it all. Love your label with the sweet flowers - praying your friend overcomes her diagnosis and lives many wonderful years!!!!

Lin said...

Great finishes Karen. Posies is my favourtite but the modern is a very close second. All beautiful. xx

Simone de Klerk said...

Such beautiful quilts and so different from each other, each one being very special, with a story behind/before them.
Great way of spending a rainy month!
Happy July weather for you!

pegsplace said...

Cold and rainy here too interspersed with a warm day every now and then. You are so productive on so many big projects. The recipients must appreciate them. I really like the one you gifted for your breast cancer friend. I hope that she cuddles in it!

Peg's Place said...

Hmm...my message didn't show. I love the variety of your projects and your warm heart to gift your creativity! I am sure that all your recipients will cherish them. Thanks for the links to little freebies too! Oh, the weather here has been cool and rainy too. Must be Canada ;)

Sondra said...

Awesome line up of finished ones!! Your talent is shining through. I can't believe its July? Another year half gone...Hugs from Sondra

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

You're on a roll! Great finishes! I especially love the modern quilt!

Julia D @ Jada's Quilting Adventures said...

Wow! You have been busy! Great finishes! I loved seeing Keeping Perspective in person. Gorgeous! And the quilting on your Posie quilt is beautiful. Great job! Hope it warms up soon!

Lorna McMahon said...

Happy Canada Day! What beautiful finishes you have, my dear! I really like the Posies quilt and the quilting motif you used. That modern quilt Keeping Perspective is absolutely stunning! Your Nephew is sure to appreciate the handsome wall hanging you quilted for him.

Barb said...

I actually made a pansy quilt just like yours...well the squares. I would work on them while at Dr. appointments for a friend or the kids. I finally gave the squares to my mother and she made a cute quilt...not quilted yet. I am sure your friend loves it so much....

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Keeping Perspective is awesome! Is it a pattern? or did you design it?

StitchinByTheLake said...

KaHolly I'm not a big fan of modern quilts but I love, love, love this one! I do love the bright colors of modern quilts and they make me smile....perhaps they'll convert me from my traditional ways before it's over! blessings, marlene

Maria said...

Love the quilt ....
Lots of great finishes.....

Sheila said...

Absolutely beautiful work , love all three quilts , you are so talented my friend and your quilting is wonderful . So sweet of you to gift the quilts , they will be cherished :-)

Carrie P. said...

WOWEEE!!! what an awesome modern quilt you made. Really cool design. Great finishes all around.

Kim Brackett said...

All of your quilts are amazing. I'm impressed with your modern quilt -- I find it hard to create modern looking quilts after working with traditional patterns for so many years.

Linda said...

Great to see a full shot of your "Keeping Perspective". Great name BTW. I hope to see more original modern from you. Love the swirly flower quilting on your Posie. You seem to have mastered that design. I still haven't tried it, but I will. Love your nephews quilt too. Boy, you have been busy. So glad the weather is warming up the past few days. I thought the cool days would never end.

FlourishingPalms said...

I can't believe I missed this post! I ADORE your modern quilt! It's really wonderful, and the quilting is just perfect with it, especially the single column of feathers. The whole thing is a home run! Are you keeping it for yourself? It looks like a QuiltCon entry to me.

desertskyquilts said...

I do like those June finishes. I went to Natalia's site and looked at her close-ups of the quilting. She did do a wonderful job!