Thursday, August 23, 2012

2 Little Quilts

These little baskets were from a challenge that Kathie H. started. She made the blocks and dispersed them and threw out a challenge. I finally completed mine.

I'm calling it Indian Summer. Everything about it reminds me of the that time in late summer/early fall when we've had a frost and the nights are chilly, but our daytime temps stay fairly high, like summer lingering until the last possible moment. I'm always a little sad when fall officially arrives in late September.
 I have been asked again this year to put a quilt in the fiber works show at Campbell Pottery in Cambridge Springs, PA and this will be my entry. 
Here's an adorable quilt that I've been enjoying. My friend Jill gave it to me for my 50th birthday. Isn't it fantastic?! I love the quilting. It is so even and precise!
She knows I'm a sucker for anything patriotic and the back is as pretty as the front. Thank you Jill!!

PS I found a small quilt to do for a fall quiltalong!! Anybody up for that?

PSS If you haven't seen the August adventure of Sven click here!

46 comments:

  1. The little quilts are adorable! And, yes, I will be interested in another quilt-a-long!

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  2. The zig-zag border was a good choice for the little basket quilt. I like fall. Fall here is more like a northern summer. Very pleasant. I do remember Indian Summers from when I lived in Ohio. Short but oh so wonderful. Warm but alive with the colors of fall.

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  3. Gorgeous little quilts Lori. I'm definitely up for a quilt a long. Fun fun :-)

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  4. Oh I just love these! I agree that the first reminds one of an Indian summer! Very lovely work, Lori!!

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  5. Lori,
    I love your quilts. About the quilt along, count me in. Even if I fall behind, I will keep the instructions and finish later. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Beautiful little quilts.
    I finished all your quilt along so far, so yes count me in !

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  7. Two great little quilts. I have so many quilts in my queue that I will be honest with myself and pass on the quilt along. However, I always enjoy seeing others and mostly, your designs.

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  8. I would love to do a fall quiltalong!

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  9. Your Indian Summer quilt is wonderful. How great is the sawtooth border switching randomly--love it! I actually love that time of year, too. Sometimes our Indian Summers can go on for quite a while.
    What a sweet gift from Jill (Reid, I'm guessing). Very nice backing, too. That is a treasure.
    At first I caught my breath at the mention of another QAL. I'd sworn off doing more for now, but I realize two of my projects will be done by fall--should work out just great! I'm in!!

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  10. Was just wondering when you would be cooking up another quilt-a-long!

    I woke up this morning a little down because it feels like the end of summer....that means winter is around the corner. We have some gorgeous Indian Summers but I hate to see them end. Your quilt is all the right colors and full of quilty inspiration.

    Judy

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  11. Oh, I love both little quilts! The Baskets one is adorable!!! Such funky little baskets. I have yardage of that patriotic fabric that I'm saving for a special project too.

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  12. I'm up for a QAL - they keep me motivated and it's SO much fun to see all the different versions that people come up with!

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  13. wonderful little quilt from Jill!! I love that print on the back. How special.
    Love your basket challenge quilt to -

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  14. p.s. count me in for the quilt along. I just put out 2 of your quilt alongs today to change up my little table toppers.

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  15. Love your basket quilt and the fabrics you used. I do have some similar patterns and have thought of doing one, mini would be fun.

    Debbie

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  16. Definitely up for a Fall QAL! I love the satisfaction of being able to complete a small project in between the big ones. Your two little quilts are wonderfully fun!

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  17. Definitely up for a Fall QAL! I love the satisfaction of being able to complete a small project in between the big ones. Your two little quilts are wonderfully fun!

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  18. I'd be thrilled if you did a fall QAL, Lori. You usually do them after the holidays, when I'm in Tokyo, and I never am able to get going on them, despite my best intentions.
    Your little basket quilt is a charmer!

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  19. Darling little quilts!!! The back is awesome!! LOVE it!!

    Of course I'm up for a SAL!!!! I should be done with two of mine by then!! Oh, yeah, I'm hand quilting a queen size quilt, piecing another queen size (the blocks are done, just sashing and cornerstones)and need to start quilting another quilt for my MIL for Birthday/Christmas! So I should have LOTS OF TIME for your SAL!!! LOL - but I LOVE you projects and want to be a part of it!!

    Blessings

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  20. I love your liberated borders on your basket quilt. Sure, count me in for a fall QAL.

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  21. Love 'em both! And, yes, to the quilt-along!

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  22. Your Indian Summer is wonderful - Great setting for the darling little baskets!! What a special quilty gift, so perfectly quilted with those little clamshells! I was just hoping you'd find another quilt for a quilt along - just put Pink Lemonade on display on my little quilt ladder yesterday! Count me in!

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  23. You did a great job on that challenge! The borders really jazz it up, you would't think that orange, brown and green would work when you say them together but when you see them together, wow! And I love those Liberated corners, Gweny would be proud! And what a generous friend. It's not just the gift of talent but the gift of time that is so special! cheers, CW

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  24. They are so lovely. Great choice of colours as it really does give the right feel. Def up for the quilt along.

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  25. Both are great little quilts. I always enjoy checking the fabrics, one by one. Little quilts are almost a treasure trove of fabrics--so often anything goes in the small spaces. There's a creative combination in both of them, especially your Indian Summer quilt. Love the little baskets.

    A fall quiltalong? I'm busy, but I'm in! I wouldn't miss one. You put your heart into them, and they're too much fun to skip.

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  26. I look forward to the fall quilt-a-long!! I love the green zigzags :0) I'm always sad when fall comes too - we can get frost as early as late August.

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  27. A great quilt-a-long,
    Lovely quilt that Jill made for you. One to treasure.

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  28. I love the challenge quilt. The name is perfect for those warm colors.
    I love visiting your quiltalongs. You do offer some great tips and fun to watch everyone come up with their own versions of little quilts.

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  29. Lori, your Indian summer quilt is perfect . Love it

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  30. What a sweet quilt to get from your friend for your birthday!!! I do love the red/white/blue fabrics in patriotic designs. I just wanted you to know that if you keep repeating the mantra--You can do it--about getting out & working out--it does come about for some of us. I have been walking every night with my dog. I have seen improvements in my muscles & my sanity!! My vet said that the dog needs to get exercise every day--just take him out for 5 minutes. Well, he is a hunting dog--and I can't turn him around after 5 minutes!! People laugh at this 100 pound plus dog dragging me around the neighborhood. They always ask "who is walking who??" I know my vet knew it was me that was not holding up her end of the bargain!! I actually feel like getting some sewing done now, though, so there are lots of benefits to getting out there. Thanks

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous little quilts! What a beautiful birthday gift, just so sweet!!! Love your Indian Summer quilt too! I just adore that orange border and grey/blue binding, lots for the eye to see, it is just so inpiring, always nice to see your work!! I could be rail-roaded into another small delight, I'll be looking out for it!!!!

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  32. I love "Indian Summer"; it has great energy.

    I'm up for another quilt-along late September or after; it will be something special to look forward to as I've had such fun with your earlier ones.

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  33. Hi,
    I loved doing the lemonade quilt-a-long.
    I am sure that I will love the next one.
    cy from Canada

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  34. Really admire all three of your little quilts - especially the basket mini. Fall is my favorite time of year, and I think you captured it perfectly with this little beauty.

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  35. Cute little quilts. I like the clamshell quilting too. I'm up for a Fall quilt along.

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  36. Hi, Lori! Fall is a busy time for me...but I just put the last handquilting stitch in my Pink Lemonade quilt so I know I ''ll be up for your fall quiltalong. Thanks for a fun project to look forward to...

    lizzy

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  37. OK!! Count me in for the quilt-along. This time I'll sharpen up my machining skills. Love the quilts - very special. gabe

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  38. I love the basket quilt, it's a real winner. Jill did a lovely quilt for you and the quilting does look great. Another QAL sound fun to me.

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  39. I love your little quilts! The colors are fantastic!

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  40. Another quilt-along? Yes! and Yes again!

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  41. Fab work on the little basket quilt and your birthday gift quilt has such nice colours. Lucky you!

    The cowboy quilt is sooo fun, lots of work there too.

    I've not touched quilting fabric for some weeks now, not including the CW quilt top that is. I've been sewing garments and tinkering with opening an Etsy shop for made to order garments. Hope things go well. If you promise to go slow and small on the QAL I might get reacquainted with my fabrics again! LOL!!


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  42. The cowboy quilt is great! Would love to do another quilt along!

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  43. Whjow, that orange border really makes the first a summary quilt, it is beautiful!

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  44. i'm looking forward to possibly doing another QAL with you . . . have a few odds n ends to take care of but fingers crossed i'll be all ready to go when you get it started.

    cute quilts in this post~!

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  45. A fall quilt along sounds like fun!

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  46. Gems All! Thanks for sharing them.. I'm going to tr yto get over to Campbell Pottery soon, to seeing your entry piece, up close and personal

    Oh my the little tiny clam shell quilting on the quilt Jill made. Wonderful!

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