Saturday, December 15, 2018


Hi everyone!  It's been a few weeks, but really - I HAVE been quilting!  I have picked all the paper off my String Quilt, have quilted it, and am in the process of doing the hand binding work.  I'll post pix of all of that next time.

Because I just can't have one thing going at a time (LOOK!  A SQUIRREL!), I started thinking about my next project.  My friend Denise and I decided we'd do a scrap quilt "together", and set about creating a board on Pinterest to kick ideas around.  We settled on an "x & +" quilt and agreed to start after the holidays.


So ... I couldn't just leave it hanging out there like that - right?  I mean, what if I hated how it went together or something?  I decided I owed it to both of us to make a test block. And I decided to use a bunch of Amy Butler prints I had from making bags. Here's what I came up with:


Hmm. I liked the process AND I'm still in love with the fabs. So I made another.


And then ... umm ...


Oops.  How did that happen?  I may have started obsessing over the blocks.  And the fabric.  And why did I have so few charm squares left?  Fortunately, I had some bigger cuts, so I started in on them.  Then, because I didn't think I had enough contrast going, I introduced a couple of "non-Amys" in there (the solid grey, the light with grey writing, and an off-white tone-on-tone that is also writing).

Some of the blocks above might make their way to the back of the quilt -- I'm just not sure at this point.  Maybe the low contrast is OK?  I might just send those first couple plus the other one with a touch of orange to the back.  Who knows? I don't even know what size I'm going for yet.

Anyway ... sorry, Denise.  I could very easily start over after the holidays!  Or keep adding to this.  If nothing else, I can attest that it's an extremely fun block to make!!

Thanks for reading!


  1. I love it and the "obsessing"!!! Great job on the "Crazy Star" one for your husband, just too awesome!!! Just love what you do and your dogs, too!

    Have a wonderful and Merry Christmas and I hope that all of Blogville has the same!!!

    Take care,
    Lucy (Troy, Ohio)

  2. We love seeing what you're up to, Miss Karen. You do such beautiful work!


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