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8.19.2012

BUTTERFLY PARTY - door knob quilt (RENAMED...POSIES)


We're still waiting for our baby! Hillary convinced the doc to wait until Tuesday to induce labor...but she'll be here soon. (Big gulp of air, pitter patter heart beat and huge smile). 



I worked on another door knob quilt in tandem with Living With Alligators and have named it Butterfly Party. (In honor of my friend, Robin, I've since changed the name to 'Posies').


Actually, this and my last door knob quilt began as the original idea for the baby quilt.


I thought I'd do strips of scenes and then sew them all together...but decided I didn't want that many layers. When I do these improvisational quilts...I sometimes add 3 or more layers on top of the sandwich and just couldn't picture that being comfy for our baby. 



So, after nixing that idea, I cut the first sandwich strip in half  and did these two door knob quilts





I WILL work on Claire's quilt this week. I am now in possession of a nice quality cotton thread and have NO excuse not to begin. 





I'll use the one I've made to practice making nice even stitches before I tackle the one my friend made for Claire. (She asked me to quilt it for her).


I've also been working on a book for my fabric book workshop and will complete that this week too! Can't wait to begin another one of those! 




Anyhoo...I need to get busy in the play room. 



Thank you SO much for all the supportive, lovely comments that you take your precious time to give me...

Create your life,



annie!

I'm linking to Inspire Me Monday...because they DO.

38 comments:

  1. your quilts are so artistic and pretty! refreshing actually.

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  2. Fabulous! I love the bright red flowers!

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  3. Your quilts are so totally awesome!!!! makes me want to crap a bunch of fabric and start quilting :0)

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    1. O...K... LOL! Thanks! I don't think I've ever heard that one before but it's pretty funny! :)

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  4. Your butterfly door knob quilt is SO SO pretty. Love it. Fingers crossed a little person arrives before Tuesday then.lol.

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  5. You know I adore these little doorknob gems of yours! I love how that one flower grew above and beyond it's border. It's thinking outside the box ... like you!

    (That's funny what Carol said!)

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    1. Thanks Annie! It couldn't help it. :) Neither can I. (So funny!) I hope I didn't hurt her feelings by what I said!

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  6. I'm so glad you shared the close up photos because I kept thinking...ooooh I just wish I could hold this little beauty and look closely!!heehee.
    Thank you for visiting me sweet Annie, and thank you for your final words..Create your life...Yes,yes indeed.xo Cat

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    1. Big Smile. Thank you Cat. I wish you could hold it! And you're welcome.

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  7. Beatiful tiny pieces of art! Terah

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  8. I don't care what you've named it, it's still 'Posies' to me! And I still love it!

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    1. Thank you Robin…you always make me smile…and in your honor…I'm changing the name to "Posies". :)

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  9. second doorknob quilt is so festive. really like those small balls at the bottom

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    1. Thanks Neki! I call those little balls 'dingle berries'.

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  10. Wow, your quilts are beautiful! LOVE them!

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  11. Each quilt is so beautiful and happy. They make me smile. It is obvious that you love what you do. How nice for you and for us as well.

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    1. Thanks Ginny! Art DOES make me happy and I'm glad it makes you smile. :)

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  12. oh you are so clever and creative!!!! love these quilts!!!! what a great idea....and a treasure....congrats on baby coming soon!!! so exciting!!!!

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    1. Thank you Diana! Like you…I'm having fun with my art…and with the baby coming too!!!

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  13. The details in your work are nothing short of awesome! Thanks your visiting my blog and thanks for sharing your amazing art. Connie :)

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    1. Wow…thanks so much for the awesome compliment!!!

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  14. Love the quilts! And prayers and blessings for the safe arrival of your baby girl! So exciting! I have an 8 month old baby girl (and 2 yo boy) myself.

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    1. Thank you and thank you again! My daughter has been wanting so badly to have the baby before they induce tomorrow…so we're all praying she'll go into labor tonight! My two are 17 months apart so I know what you're going through. Enjoy them while they're young!

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  15. These are so beautiful. I don't see and admire so much those who do. They are both so whimsical and joyous. I love the orange and yellow Pom Pom trim. Sending positive thoughts for a healthy and happy delivery!

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    1. Thank you so much Jessica! She should be here today or tomorrow!

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  16. Очень оригинально! Цвета гармоничные и сюжет.

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    1. Thank you! I tried commenting on your blog...but couldn't figure out how!

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  17. This doorknob quilt is awesome! I bet the baby's here now. Congrats!

    I have never made a fabric book. I may have to do that. Sounds like a lot of fun. I've only sewn paper. HA!

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    1. Thanks so much! Sewing fabric is just as easy as paper! Try it!

      Claire arrived yesterday afternoon. She's perfect!

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  18. the name 'Butterfly Party' is so much better than 'Posies', so I vote you rename it back to its original name. Wait....there wasn't a vote, was there? ;-) Good luck in these exciting times!

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    1. Thank you Caatje! I changed the name in honor of my friend…so I guess we'll have to have a subtitle! LOL!

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