My final finishes for 2011

karpetDecember 23, 2011

I started these back at the beginning of the year and thought they would be done much earlier than this, but they are done. These are part of a personal challenge, (I don't know why I do that, but I do) to use up some solid color fabric scraps that were left over from aprons my mom made - she used solid color fabrics for backings. Red was the color she had the most of - all different shades. This makes 8 full size quilts from her apron backings so far and I have the remaining scraps set aside for 3 more quilts.

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karpet

Here is the second

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    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 4:55PM
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karpet

And the third. Have a Merry Christmas!
Karlene

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    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 4:57PM
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msmeow

Karlene, they are WONDERFUL! Your color placement and shading is great. And that's a LOT of red scraps! LOL

Donna

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 5:41PM
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toolgranny

You've used the color so well. The borders are great, too. Good job. What a windfall of scraps.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 6:14PM
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ritaweeda

They look like stained glass windows, especially the second one, I love them!

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 6:33PM
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karpet

Thank you! I have been buying 'green' fabric for several years now, and when it came time to add borders I found that I had 3 different Jinny Beyer red border fabrics that I had gotten at an estate sale! I love it when things work out that way! All 3 quilts use a 3D fabric technique and as I was picking the insert colors, I was thinking of the stained glass windows in our church for inspiration.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 7:14PM
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nanajayne

Wonderful job of using fabric. #2 looks like it may have been a real challenge. They are all lovily. Your mom must have made a lot of apron for you to have that many scraps. You must be very proud to have finished them. Congratulations. TFS

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 8:13PM
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K8Orlando

Your use of color is astounding. They are beautiful. Very impressive!

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 8:20PM
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mzstitch

How fun to give yourself a challange like this! My favorite is #2, but they are all great, and I'm anxious to see what you do with your other three quilts!

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 9:08PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Awesome use of the reds, Karlene. Are you using them as gifts?

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 9:59PM
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wynative

Beautiful!!! I love the first 2 : )

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 10:23PM
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lindaoh_gw

Wow, they are beautiful! I love your use of the different shades of red.
Linda OH

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 11:08PM
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fran1523

What gorgeous quilts. It's not easy making monochromatic quilts and you've done a great job. The photography is awesome too.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2011 at 8:32AM
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magothyrivergirl

They are very pretty-you must be sick of red! Your Mom made alot of aprons. I agree, you did a wonderful job with shading and color placement.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2011 at 9:13AM
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rosajoe_gw

Beautiful Karlene!!! My sis loves red and it is so hard to find good quality red. You are so lucky to have them.

What is the name of the quilt pattern in door number 1??

I would have to keep all of the, they are all works of art. Love the way you staged them in the pics.
Rosa

    Bookmark   December 24, 2011 at 1:51PM
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karpet

#1 is a 10-minute quilt block. I had all my apron-backing scraps cut into 3 1/2" strips or 2 1/2" strips. With the 3 1/2" strips that were colors of flowers, I cut them into squares and separated them out by color. So I just did #1 with the 10-minute block method using yellow 3 1/2" squares. #2 is also the 10-minute block but I made the center black instead of yellow, and used a much bigger square. Then I rolled the edges in and 'filled' the center of the black blocks with the light green. So #1 and #2 are the same method, just different size squares and more steps with #2.

Here is the tutorial on the 10-min. block

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    Bookmark   December 24, 2011 at 2:58PM
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kathi_mdgd

Those are all gorgeous,love your use of color,and what a great way to use up scraps,that being said your mom must have made a ton of aprons!!
TFS
Kathi

    Bookmark   December 24, 2011 at 5:31PM
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loisflan

They're beautiful, Karlene. I love your shading technique.

    Bookmark   December 25, 2011 at 11:29AM
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