Friday, January 14, 2011

Remember?

Remember the last post with all the circles?  Well, being the industrious person that I am, I couldn't let all those "cuttings" go to waste so this week, I made this:

"Colors Quartered"

"Colors Quartered" close-up

(In case you're interested, like lots of my friends on Flickr, those teeny tiny nine patches were not pieced, but rather just colored in with my Micro pen......call me a cheater.......but I thought it would bring extra interest and I just couldn't help myself.  LOL)

Then, I also used those cuttings for this little 6 1/2 inch round mug rug:

Daisy Mug Rug

See all the million french knots:

Count the knots!

Last, but not least, I finally finished that commission quilt.  Poor Katy asked me to make her a quilt on December 15th..........tough to be waiting awhile, huh?  I know, I know....shame on me.......BUT, remember that I had my stuff packed away for the holidays and I did use all that time to think.  (I know you're all laughing at me, but believe it or not, commission quilts are the hardest thing for me to do.  I want it to be as perfect as possible since they're paying me big $$.)  I'm hoping she's pleased.  I really like it!!

"Who's Katy?"

Poor girl doesn't even have it yet.  In fact, I'm not mailing it until later today.....but (smooches to you Katy), she let me post it for everyone else to see.  Wasn't that sooooo nice?  Now......back to the drawing board!  The doll swap and mug rug swap are underway!

16 comments:

Cheri said...

That's not cheating...that is called Mixed arts. Very wonderful.

Alice R. said...

Just so Wow! When I had scraps like that left, I made a little square coaster. The creativity here just blows me away - and helps me think in new ways. Thank you.

Merete said...

Im sure Katy will be very pleased, in spite of the waiting. Actually, I dont think 1 month is a very long time, it has been x-mas time and all in between :o) I love your mug rug, all those happy colours. Im in the mug rug swap aswell :o)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Marie said...

Wonderful work and so creative. I love Katy's quilt. She is very fortunate.

Hugs - Marie

Kelly said...

Honestly, you are one of the most gifted, creative persons I've seen online. You never fail to come up with another amazing way to demonstrate your talents. Thanks for sharing your work with all of us.

Needled Mom said...

I love each of your projects! They just make me smile. Katy will be thrilled with her quilt and it was definitely worth the wait.

madame samm said...

Katy, it is absolutely amazing...but with the mind of Carol, I have come to expect nothing less...purrrrrrrfect it is...right down to the crumbs/and or seeds on the bottom... I, would wait forever for yet another wink....forever...
ohhh and those million french knots..I counted..286, the balance must be under them lol...

Ann said...

Love these birdies and their fabrics and the color of the little quilt altogether. Love the background quilting!

Lisa said...

Your round mug rug is so cute. I actually thought those were little beads in the center until you pointed out the french knots. Very industrious!

Cathy said...

OH boy! I love them all. I can't make everything but you sure make me want to. Love the round mug rug and the commission quilt is beautiful. Love it when I visit your blog.

Vivian said...

I would have never known you colored in those nine-patches, what a great idea! And I love the round mug rug, glad to know that's possible.

You do such wonderful original work! There is no way she isn't going to love the commission quilt or think it wasn't well worth the wait. So cute!

Riel said...

You rock!!!

Sue said...

You are one talented lady. Your work is inspirational. The quilt you made for Katy is absolutely beautiful.

Linda in TX said...

Your work makes me laugh. It makes me happy. It sparks up my creativity. I love your stuff!!!!

Dianne said...

Tres Adorable!!! Your creative genius strikes again!!!!!!!!

Natalie Hughes said...

what are the dimensions of your little quilt with the 9patch?