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Catnap O’s

catnap o's

catnap o's

catnap o's

catnap o's

 

Here’s another finish. I’ve been on a kick lately to finish up the many WIPs I’ve accumulated. I started this at that retreat in January. It was an amazing weekend with some good friends, old and new. We sat around quilting, knitting, eating obscene amounts of Oreo’s… all the basics were covered.

Anyway, Julie had just received her order of Lizzie House’s Catnap fabric in her shop, so a couple of us had her bring us fat quarter bundles to play with. Seriously, delivery of brand new fabric on our weekend away? So many good things.

Maple Tree Quilt

maple tree quilt

maple tree quilt

maple tree quilt

maple tree quilt

maple tree quilt

 

This quilt has been two years in the making. I kept going in spurts. As soon as I got my Chicopee fabric I cut it and pieced the maple leaf blocks immediately. Like, within hours I had all the blocks done. That was in 2012. Yup, 2012. Then they went in a bin and sat for a year.

Low-Key Ring: My Goal Quilt

Low-Key Ring

When I started quilting, one goal I set for myself was to get “good enough” to make a double wedding ring quilt. Well, I’ve reached that goal. It is a beautiful, traditional quilt. It does take a lot of time, and focus. Curves aren’t easy for everyone. I don’t find curves particularly easy, though I do find them totally doable.

Low-Key Ring

I love the look of low volume quilts. There is a lot to be said for that calm, easy-going appearance. Since I’ve accumulated a good variety of low volume prints, I thought it was finally time to make a quilt out of them. I wanted to do something a little different, and one night I suddenly thought about adding little slivers of saturated solids in with a plethora of low volume.

A Postage Stamp Mini

I have had this idea kicking around for a while, and decided to finally try it out for the Modern Mini Challenge at Ellison Lane Quilts.

It’s a postage stamp postage stamp! I know, a little lame, but at the same time, kind of awesome?

I swore that after Brad’s quilt I was done with tiny squares for a while. That really didn’t last long. I started pulling out my scrap bins one by one and cutting a 1.5″ square of each fabric in them. I had planned on doing 400 1″ squares (20 x 20), but that was just turning out too big. Instead, I cut back to laying out the postage stamps 16 x 16 = 256 1″ squares.