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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

More May is for Makers

There has been a lot of sewing going on in my house,
but not very many finishes!

Wish I could show you a picture of my new design wall!
But there is some 'secret sewing' on display,
so maybe next time.

I'm delighted to share with you
my only recent finish.
It's a new pattern released just today
by our very own,
Linda at Scrapmaster
and Karen of Sugar Free Quilts


My version:




I chose to reverse the 
center row of arrows,
    because I ... 
...well, because I just did.

I finally broke into my 
coveted box of  Cotton and Steel 2015 prints 
that I'd ordered 
from Craftsy awhile back.  
The gray print backing
is from Red Rooster.

I echoed around each arrow 
with a gray Auriful,
and kept it pretty simple. 





My daughter saw a picture of this on my design wall
and laid immediate claim to it before it was even completed,
so I guess it will be winging its way to TX soon.

May is for makers!
Check out this great pattern!
Support our designers!

Have a fantabulous day!
~karen


34 comments:

I am said...

Wow i love this Karen ,i can see why your daughter wanted it,well done xx

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I hope the designers don't see this comment. I just love your take on this pattern and the reversed center row is a perfect diversion and makes the pattern so much more interesting. I can't imagine anyone would make the original if they see YOUR version. Okay, designers. I'm sure you will see the post so I will commend you on a great pattern.
xx, Carol

Tish Stemple said...

Cotton+Steel will never point you in the wrong direction, and this proves it :)

Maria said...

Beautiful , can see why your DD loved it.

Just Ramblin' said...

What a fun project! I love that you reversed the center arrows. The quilting around the arrows really makes them pop out and I love all the different designs on them, also. You did a great job. Sounds like you are keeping busy and having fun. Nola

Allison said...

I can see why your daughter would lay claim to this... doesn't it feel good to actually make something with those highly coveted, too pretty to cut fabrics? Lovely finish!

Fiona said...

Great finish, the arrows are so effective...
Hugz

Allie-oops Designs said...

How cool is that - and I LOVE that you reversed the arrows for the middle!! I think your daughter has good taste, Karen!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic .... x

Karen said...

This is FABULOUS! I think it's awesome when someone can take a pattern and give it a little twist to make it their own. That's the sign of both a great, versatile design and a creative quilter, so kudos all around. Just awesome.

Sheila said...

Fantastic job on this great pattern ! You are awesome 😊

sunny said...

I love it! And I love that you reversed the center row. Now will you be making one for yourself?

Lin said...

Great design by Linda and Karen and I love your interpretation of it. xx

hetty said...

Beautiful! I love how you reversed the centre arrows. It's way more effective that way. If I was your daughter I would claim it too!
















Jo Ferguson said...

I love what you did with the pattern. I don't blame your daughter for staking an immediate claim. It's beautiful.

Louise said...

Karen, this is such a neat quilt! Will your daughter use it as a table runner? Congrats on a fun finish :)

Lesley said...

Karen, it looks awesome, and especially beautiful with that coastal background! Well done!

Preeti said...

I did follow the arrows but keep coming at the same conclusion - That your quilt is lovely :-D And your daughter is smart. She knows the right direction. Hope she treats you well for Mothers Day.

Sandra :) said...

That's a fun project, and I think that reversing a row makes the arrows pop more - I like it better that way :) It's hard to actually USE treasured fabrics - I'm not very good at it, lol. In my mind pre-cuts are special pieces, to be treasured, not cut. I just received a 25 FQ batik sampler from Sew Sisters in Toronto - it will *definitely* have to "ripen" for a while before I can even unfold the fabric, LOL!

Createology said...

You are brilliant for turning the center row of arrows which makes for much more interestng viewing. Lucky daughter to claim this quilt. Happy Mother's Day...<3

Sondra said...

Well you made something very fab in MAY! Love the arrows, I do like the center going the other way-- Balance!!

desertskyquilts said...

Very nice! I do like the reversed center row. Those colors against the gray are terrific. Now that you cut into those lovely fabrics, will it be hard to use the rest?

Sheri said...

Love it! Great idea to change up the center arrows!!

julieQ said...

What a super fun quilt...pointing the way!!

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

It's lovely Karen, and I really like your fabrics, no wonder your daughter claimed it. Lovely pic, I hope the weather is warming up for you.

Linda said...

Thank you so much for testing my pattern and I love how you made it your own.I think I will make one with my C&S fabrics too.

Raewyn said...

A great finish Karen - I"m not surprised it was claimed so quickly! The backdrop for your photo is beautiful too!

Karen said...

I love your changing the direction of the arrows. It is a great pattern. Your daughter is the lucky one to enjoy this quilt.

Judy said...

What an awesome quilt! And hurrah for finishes, and it sounds like yours will have a very happy home in Texas.

Happy sewing,
Judy

JanineMarie said...

Oh, I do like the arrows going both ways. I can see why your daughter wanted it. I guess you'll have to make another for yourself?

Cheryl said...

I love the arrows! Such fun on the darker gray background.

O'faigh said...

Not sure where my comment went Karen...enjoyed seeing your quilt...

Sandra Walker said...

Darn I missed May is for Makers this year! Been a bit out of the loop in QBL. This is terrific Karen! I have yet to break into my C&S from I think 2016, but there's an "Angela" Midnight Quilt Show one begging for it.

KirstenNB said...

Crafty Daughter immediately hung the arrows in her living room in the perfect spot! Although the colors aren't quite right for the room, this table runner looks great on the wall! :P