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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

At Last!


Greetings from Texas!
Finally!

There was no time during this past month
for blogging or sewing, and I only managed to read a few blog posts.
I stayed with my elderly family friend
and she has a very large family.
I certainly got my family "fix", and now I'm totally drained,
so it might be a few days 
before I set up my sewing area(s).

I'd like to thank everyone who checked in with me
during the month!
You're all too sweet and I am very blessed.

During the summer, one of my goals was to learn to sew curves.


And here's my final project,
hanging sweetly on Crafty Daughter's wall.
I tried to include a little glimpse of her drapes so you could see how well it matches.  I am stunned every time I step into the room.

It measures 30" square and was constructed using Free Spirit Solids.
Each block is machine quilted differently and I think if you click on the picture you will be able to see the quilting a little more clearly.  It was lots of fun to make.
I have named it Urban Crop Circles.
I got the inspiration from Quilts My Way,
although I didn't use her templates.

And that's all for now,
until I settle in and spread out!
First up?  Dog Gone Cute blocks, courtesy of all my lovely quilty friends!

Hope your month is off to a grand start!

December already.
Geesh!






36 comments:

Maria said...

Hi Karen. Nice to see you're in Texas . Lovely curvy wall hanging...
Looking forward to seeing some doggy quilts when you are rested....

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Hi, Karen,
That quilt looks perfect! Looks like you conquered curves. Love the quilting too.

Sandra :) said...

Texas! Awesome! My nephew and his wife and their 3 kids are visiting the wife's brother+family in Texas over Christmas - be sure to wave at them (I'm sure everybody in Texas knows everybody else, so I'm equally sure you know my niece's brother!) :D

That quilt is AWESOME - the larger picture does show the quilting wonderfully - and the different designs are awesome squared - wow! It would never have occurred to me to do that, but it works SO well!

Sondra said...

That is soooo beautiful, when I clicked on it and saw all the lovely quilting....well it really is a work of art! A stunner for sure. Hope you have a great winter in Tejas!

Abby and Stephanie said...

Glad you've arrived safe and sound. Lucky daughter! It's really a great modern quilt. You're quilting really is awesome...you could teach lessons. I'd take your class! Can't wait to see the doggone cute project. Happy December!

Linda said...

Well that month just flew by so fast. I am hoping the rest of the winter does the same. Glad you are with your sweet daughter now. Relax and enjoy. Cant wait to see all your doggies sewn up. Your circle quilt looks amazing in its new home. Just perfect!

kiwikid said...

Hope you are settled soon, your circles look amazing, love the little quilt.

I am said...

Hi Karen good to see you having fun,love your new project ,i will enjoy watching this ones progress xx

Fiona said...

Good to hear from you.... family time is wonderful even if exhausting... I do love your Urban Crop Circles... you have such an artistic eye...

Enjoy those dogs....
Hugz

Ann said...

You've mastered curves now. Welcome to Texas.

Linda Reeder said...

Strikingly beautiful!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Glad to hear you made it safely. Enjoy your time. Don't forget to send sun and warmth from time to time to those of us freezing. LOL

FlourishingPalms said...

Yes, you have definitely been MIA, so it's good to know you're now where you're supposed to be... for a while. :-) I love your Urban Crop Circles quilt! It DOES look fantastic on the wall there, and your use of solids and FMQ is quite impressive! I think you can safely add "modern quilter" to your professional title. I just adore what you've done, especially the quilting. Obviously your skills have improved dramatically with practice, and that new sewing machine. Great work!

Lin said...

Beautiful quilt Karen, I love all the different quilting. Glad you have arrived safely and hope you have time to sort yourself out before Christmas!! xx

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Glad all is well with you and your trip was safe. Now to sit back and relax and recharge!!
xx, Carol

Lynette said...

Welcome back. :) I'm a home-body recharger, too. I like to see people and visit places occasionally, but it seriously drains me. This is a really great finish. I popped it up to see the quilting, and I like the way you mixed up spirals, sunpoints, and circles to give each block a different blend, yet everything is related.

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

I figured you were doing your yearly travel - take time to relax now and chill!

Lois Evensen said...

Lovely quilt! You have mastered those curves. :)

Ioleen said...

Love your wall hanging. Happy that you mastered curves. Enjoy your time in Texas with your family.

Louise said...

Oh, Karen, the quilting on Urban Crop Circles is gorgeous!! I love the circles within the circles! And your curved piecing turned out so well, too. Great color combo; your daughter has excellent taste :)

Karen said...

Awesome to hear you have landed safely. I think of you every time we have a skiff of snow...and wish you were here to enjoy it :)
Love your quilt - it is indeed stunning.

Karen

Sheila said...

I was just wondering if you had made it down to Texas, sit back and relax . Your quilt looks stunning on your daughters wall , you are an amazing quilter . ❤

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

You nailed your curves Karen, it’s gorgeous well done you!

Judy said...

Hi Karen, so good to hear from you again! I love that quilt, it turned out so nicely, and looks awesome on the wall. I like that quilt hanger, very unique.
Happy stitching,
Judy

Cheryl said...

Stunning quilt you've made! Wow!

Raewyn said...

It does sound like you've had a busy time and it is good to see you out and about in blogland once more :-) I'm looking forward to seeing all the Doggone blocks, but of course I'll allow you to catch your breath first! I love your Urban Crop Circles - what a beautiful finish and yes, I did see the quilting, fabulous! It looks like your daughter has the perfect spot for it!

Lesley said...

Wow! You have mastered these curves! The little quilt is a stunner and looks perfect! Well done!

Ellen said...

Great finish - your quilting is amazing!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love your circles!

Bernie Kringel said...

Yikes Karen. This is gorgeous! You did a great job with it.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful wall hanging, you did a great job!

Createology said...

Enlarged the photo and I see how exquisite your circles and quilting is. I understand how drained you are from moving and staying with others. May you enjoy your December and the Magic of Christmas. <3

Karen S said...

Lovely work stitching those curves. Your quilt is delightful.

Preeti said...

Your curves are beautiful. You should show them off more often. Can I please get a closer look?
Thank you for your sweet card. Hope your new year is exciting and joyful.

Dog-Walker said...

That's a really creative design you've made. You must be a really good expert with designing, you're like a fashion designer or maybe a quilt designer, whatever designer you would like to consider yourself to be. Happy New Year, Karan!

canuckquilter said...

Very pretty curves. I think you have just added a skill to your quilting toolkit.