Monday, April 17, 2017

Design Wall Monday--Squirrel

On my design surface today is a squirrel project--there I was, minding my own business late Saturday night, cleaning up the sewing room, when I came across Scrap Basket Beauties, one of Kim Brackett's books.  I had several quilts bookmarked, including Cross My Heart.  Those familiar with Kim's designs know they are based on 2.5" strips primarily.  This particular pattern has pretty small pieces so I drew up a cutting plan for 5" charms, just to see if it would work.  Well, then, I just had to try it! I rummaged in my precuts for a well-aged charm pack of Prayer Flag by April Cornell.  A matching cream did not seem to exist in my stash, but I had a sweet celery green solid that worked wonderfully.  Cutting and stitching commenced.  

The first few crosses whetted my appetite for more and before I finally gave in at 1:00 am and went to bed, I had all the pieces cut.

 Love these prints and colors.

The solid is truly a light green though it is looking pretty yellow in some of these photos.  I selected 35 of the charms (I used 33) to make a tablerunner, since the book's pattern is for a throw size quilt and I only had one charm pack. 

Cleverly, Kim's design and pressing instructions mean all the seams nest making the rows easy-peasy to assemble. 
The top was completed a few hours later.  It fits nicely on my coffee table and I love its spring/summer colors and  the cute chunky crosses.  Now to find a backing and get it quilted.  This is the fourth quilt I have made from Kim's books and one more is on the UFO list for this year.  I just love her designs!

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11 comments:

Janet O. said...

I believe I have Kim,'s book, too, but have yet to make anything from it (I could say that about most of my books). : )
This is really fun. The celery worked well with the fabrics. Makes me want to dig into my precuts and make something.

Judy D in WA said...

You are so funny! Now I will be searching our that darn squirrel!! I have all of her books and love them! I must have this now. :)

julieQ said...

I love it...pretty crosses!

Teresaquilts said...

I have one of Kim's books, not sure if it is that one, but do like her patterns, I can relate to getting sidetracked from cleaning like that, but at least you finished it. YEA

Janet said...

Another great finish for you... You're really on a roll 😊

Pam said...

Beautiful fabric! l like how you used it.

Susan said...

Fantastic! Love the fabric choices - they all play so nicely together!

carol fun said...

Looks great... and those squirrels are so pesky... but colorful!!

Barb said...

That was fast work....love it!

Louise said...

Very nice! The celery green is an inspired choice for the background, too.

loulee said...

Very nice too. Everyone seems to be turning out finished tops this week. :-)