background

Friday, February 18, 2011

A funny story...

I just have to tell you how much fun I had yesterday reading all your comments. I'm sure many of you came for the first time, I hope you'll come back. Today is Sue's turn so hop on over to her blog and you might win your own copy of this great book. While I was talking to Kim yesterday about the blog tour I told her that I felt a little bad for some of the quilts in the book that were kind of getting overlooked - like Twinkle (see a close -up here). Do you recognize this pattern??? Well, I decided to go home last night and whip up a few blocks :). This is a really fun pattern!! I thought Twinkle would look so good all done in greens and then have little red flowers and that it would look like a garden. Well my basket of 2 1/2" scraps weren't exactly what I had in mind. It ended up looking kind of Christmasy - don't you think? But I think I'm going to love it! Anyway, back to the funny story....
As we were finishing up the quilts last Spring, Kim had finished Twinkle and I brought it home to sew the binding on (which is something I love to do by the way). Now mind you, all 4 of my book quilts were already finished and my DH had been seeing them in progress for months - with basically no comment. When I walked in with Twinkle he said, "Now I like that quilt!" Go figure!! It has a very graphic, modern feel to it when done in the black, white and red. And you can see how different it looks done in the green and red.
That really is the beauty of Kim's books. These quilts are so versatile and fun to make.
Don't forget the last two stops on the tour.
Sue at Quilt Times - February 18th
Carol at Brown Quilts - February 19th

You still have a chance to leave a comment on yesterday's post. I'll pick the winner Sat. night.Go cut some strips and get ready to sew!

Until next time,

-Karen

11 comments:

Stephanie said...

I love Twinkle! I shared it on my blog tour. Your green and red version is really spectacular. How sweet of you to give it very special attention. :o)

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

I like this quilt! the red and green is great fun! I can see this in bright solids too... Funny what hits guys radar on quilts! ;-)

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

How did you do that so fast? We just talked about this yesterday! And there it is! You're amazing!

Amy said...

Twinkle is so pretty in the greens and reds and I love that it looks Christmasy! So pretty!!!!

VickiT said...

It's amazing to see how different a quilt looks when done in different colors. I suppose new quilters like myself should take that knowledge and not worry about having THE exact same fabrics for a quilt we've seen somewhere and just work with what we have. Thank you for the visual.

Penny said...

Karen you are amazing, just like Kim. Looks like a new Christmas Quilt for this year, the green and red look great together.

Scottish Nanna said...

Love your Twinkle It Reminds me Of the holly Tree's Growing when I lived in Scotland it must be the colours very pretty.
Hugs Mary.

Barb in Mi said...

Love both Twinkle versions!

Vivian said...

Out of the mouths of hubbies --> always something to keep us smiling.
Your green and red blocks definitely look like a Christmas quilt in the making. Maybe with an appliqued border?
The book tour has been great fun!

Wendy said...

I really love the Twinkle quilt ... your red and green version really puts a new "spin" on it ... thank you so much for sharing :)

cockermom said...

Well ain't that just like a man! Now you gotta make one like it or maybe buy that one. Men....LOL