Monday, October 20, 2008

SHE IS SEW PRIMITIVE!


You know that Karen is SEW PRIMITIVE, and she is also SEW CLEVER! She dove right into the Christmas Sparkler project (see previous post) and using homespuns, she created her version of the quilt. Her muted colors give it a totally different look! I love it! And I know it was a breeze for Karen to make after stomping and kicking on her Dear Jane blocks, which are so complex. In fact I bet she whipped this up in half the time a DJ block takes! Knowing Karen the way I do, it probably took effort on her part to attempt such a simple project. She loves complex projects. Which is why I was slightly surprised to see her design this next quilt.


I love house blocks, and Karen does too. This is one of her easier designs, I think (which explains why I made it!). She calls it Log Cabin Settlement. You can find the pattern on her blog on the sidebar. She cleverly used stripes going horizontally on her quilt to replicate the logs in the cabins. I had her pattern on my cutting table sitting next to a few FQs from Barbara Brackman's new line, Civil War Crossings, from Moda. I should have taken a picture of the fabric when I got it, but instead I cut it into log cabins and made my own little settlement. Somehow new fabic and new patterns call to each other. I was happy to find the fabric for the setting triangles in my stash and it coordinates well with the colors of this line.
Also in blogland I discovered that Kim is having another adventure with a wonderful tutorial on her blog. It is scrappy and really cute! Check out her Scrappy Stars!


14 comments:

Carin said...

Cute cute cute stars! I love the homespun.

Kathie said...

Karen did a great job with your new pattern!
Love it with the plaids...
Isn't it fun seeing the same quilt in different fabrics.
love the fabric with the flags might have to get a piece of that!
love the houses in this quilt you just made.
Kathie

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love Karen's colors - really made it look different. blessings, marlene

Libby said...

It just really *sparkles* in homespuns *s*

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh Karen did indeed do a great job. I can understand why you so enjoy seeing different interpretations of your patterns. And oh boy the house (log cabins) are too cutamous! Very nicely designed and created.

Sparkling Houses for Winter Love, *karendianne.

Janet said...

Hi Marcie, Thanks for showing Karen's version of your Christmas quilt. I love the pattern - I'm definately making it :0) I've been having trouble choosing fabrics from my stash to make it so to see it made up in different colors helps a lot.

sewprimitive karen said...

Marcie, you are hilarious, loved this post, naturally because it mentions MOI lol. I can't wait until people start posting their Christmas Sparklers (are there any yet?). I LOVE LOVE your Log Cabin Settlement, I love the print used for the "yard" and outer corners and the patriotic prints, I LOVE it. I actually have a second version made using a Prairie Paisley that I'll post soon. Thank you Marcie!

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Marcie, I love the colours you chose for Log Cabin Settlement Quilt.Also for sharing Karen's site.I am making a Dear Jane and some of the blocks are complex.I made a baby quilt in five hours last week, sometimes that is how long it takes from start to finish one Dear Jane block. Regards Lyn

julieQ said...

Gosh, Karen made short work of making your wonderful quilt! I love the homespuns, it was a great choice. I have mine cut out! So hope to stitch it up sooon.

Tazzie said...

Adorable Marcie, I love the plaid fabrics. Isn't Karen a honey? Actually, you both are!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Quilt Hollow said...

I saw Karen's post within a day or so after your posting the freebie. She let me in on details....whew...I thought she was a serious overachiever! Both quilts are lovely...as always love checking in to see what your up to.

Karen said...

Oh, I do like that Log Cabin Settlement. I had best check it out further.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Ahh you have been busy! Just stopping by and checking out all the posts since last time! Glad things are going well!

moramargaritaster said...

Cute,cute,I have one like this and using the same colors.