Friday, December 30, 2011

Starting at the End

I know it's been pretty quiet around here lately, but fear not, I have not been sitting on my hands (much).

Today is a gray day with light snow falling like powdered sugar.  Although nothing has yet accumulated in the way of the fluffy stuff, I do have a couple piles of quilt squares to show for this week.

In fact, I have all the squares pieced, I just have to lay them out on the floor and fiddle with the order before sewing the top together.

I'm working with a pattern by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter, called Chain Linked.  The colors of the framing squares don't show true against the beige carpeting with camera flash, but that is a gorgeous dark brown called Mink, and the gray is Ash, both solids from Connecting Threads.

I'm linking to Sarah's Can I Get a Whoop-Whoop? linky party, the last of 2011.  She suggested we show one of our favorite accomplishments from the past year.  That would be my kaleidoscope quilt!

I love the bright, happy colors and fabrics that went into it.  It makes me smile!

Wishing you all your creative best in 2012!


Mary said...

I cannot decide which I like best, chain linked or kaleidoscope! I hope to have some time to check out your other posts soon!

Charlotte said...

Looks like this is going to be another beautiful quilt.

Sara said...

Mink ohhhhhh la,la sounds pretty to me ---darn camera flash!

Happy New Year!

Karen said...

I adore your new quilt :)
Happy new year!

Sue Daurio said...

Oh the chained link is so pretty! But that kaleidoscope makes me smile! Love the fabrics, bright and happy!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Both are keepers! I really love the colors in the kaleidoscope quilt.

Happy New Year!

Elizabeth said...

That Kaleidoscope Quilt is a really great one! Whoop! Whoop!

Also, loving the way your Chain Linked is coming along. Did I tell you? I know Amy Smart personally. She is the sweetest lady. And she remembered me (by name) when I happened into the fabric shop where she works on a day she was actually working. Anyway, I think you're doing a marvelous job with her quilt. You always do such beautiful and unexpected (by me, anyway) fabric and color combinations. This is going to be another fabulous creation.

Glad you're up to something fun!

xo -E

Kay Lynne said...

Your Chain Link quilt looks really neat and Kaleidoscope quilt has such beautiful colors :) Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

Diane said...

Beautiful kaleidoscope and that Chain Link is going to be wonderful!

Sarah Craig said...

I'm so glad you chose Kaleidoscope to show off again! It's a beautiful quilt... And I love the colors and fabrics you're using in the Chain Linked quilt - it's going to be really special! Whoop whoop!!

Michelle said...

Chain link ~ what an interesting quilt! A great way to show off some larger patterned fabrics. I'm always a bit confused about how to use those fabrics in more traditional quilts.

And I, too, LOVE that kaleidoscope quilt and for the same reasons. :-)

Keetha Broyles said...

We didn't even get any powdered sugar over here today.

More's the pity.

Suzanne said...

How perfect your chain link is for show casing fabrics. Love the kaleidoscope quilt--great way to use a variety of fabrics.

Shay said...

Gorgeous P!

One of my goals for 2012 is to use grey in a quilt.

Happy New Year to you and yours.

Miri said...

Oh I like your new project!
Happy New Year!