01 December 2010

wip wednesday


Some smaller quilts to share on a wintery wednesday. The first is a scrappy chinese coins table-topper, being basted for quilting. I used my box of leftover scraps from my Cats in my garden quilt (on the wall behind the table) and paired them with some black 100% linen. It's about 32" squarish.

This is my third chinese coin pattern in a row. I started small, and they keep getting bigger. Does that qualify as as having a crush on chinese coins?

; )



The second quilt just needs a binding. This table-runner uses some yummy japanese fabrics with texture. It's about 22" by 34". The solid brown is the back of the thin striped brown next to it. Two fabrics in one...

Having fun with the quilting, I'll name it Norwegian Wood. Not just a title from Beatles, but also a book title from the japanese writer Haruki Nurakami. So, it's just a play with words...

All these brown and earthy colors calls for a cup of hot chocolate, trying to stay warm. They say we've had the coldest november in more than 20 years...

Stay warm ... and keep quilting!

; )

27 comments:

Clare said...

It still reminds me of Hot Chocolate.

I heard 17 years, but that's Europe!

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Quiltefia said...

Du er min favoritt quiltedame!!! Jeg kan ikke si annet!!AnneKari:-))Ps. Hvis du hadde hatt kjempegod til og armer og tålmodighet, kan man quilte den type topp, tett i tett med håndquilting med litt tykk tråd. Det ville også blitt fint!! (det er en drøm jeg har, skjønner du!!):-)

Sujata said...

So warm and cozy! I love these colors and your quilting!

linda said...

I saw a lot of those Japanese fabrics when I went to Houston. I wanted to buy them all! Lovely!!

Carla said...

Your quilting reminds me of wood grain too. These are warm and cozy looking!

Jennifer said...

These are awesome! Aren't table toppers the best??

Jennifer :)

Mari said...

Super quilting! Du kan være glad du ikke kom på sy-kvelden sist torsdag..det var grisekaldt!Brrr

MichelleB said...

You are just amazing. I love the Norwegian wood quilting. I think I love everything that you do.

Lauren LiGreci said...

The quilts look great! Very wintery, getting me in the mood!

Mary said...

Aren't you clever. the quilting is perfect. Looks like the woods.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I, too, love the chinese coins approach ... so many possible combinations!

Marcia said...

Your work is wonderful - came to your blog from Pleasant Home. My favorite is your very first quilt in progress on this post - the Chinese coin of leftover browns. You are so modern in your use of these traditional fabrics. Love it! Oh! looks like brownies and coffee to me too!

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

Terrific inspirations! I have 2 young men who would love some of that Norwegian Wood. And your quilting is oh, so perfect. Stay warm and keep quilting.

Allie said...

I love the chinese coins pattern, and it looks so great in these fabrics~ Very warm and cozy. I LOVE the quilting on your last picture!

Amanda Murphy said...

Love the quilting on this quilt. I just found your blog - it is fantastic!

Zany Quilter said...

Those plaids are fantastic! Nice job....

Sharon said...

You just keep amazing me with your quilting talent! Wow, I love both of these. I too love the Chinese coins pattern. Easy and fun. A nice warm brown palette too.

Your Norwegian Wood is an absolutly awesome piece. Fantastic quilting (love that wood grain look)and gorgeous colors. Wow.

I agree with Michelle B - I think I love everything you do.

Anne said...

Veldig lekkert og inspirerende... og det er stripeprosjektet med ullvatt og håndquilting i en av de forrige postene også!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Your quilts are coming along really nicely! I'm looking forward to seeing what they look like when they are done!

Janet said...

The fabrics are very rich and warm looking and I don't think you can go wrong with them, Simple patterns show up the fabrics beautifully. Keep warm.

liz said...

I too love the Norwegian Wood. Clever pattern and cleverer quilting. Well done.

nicolette said...

Norwegian wood is stunning! Love the way you used the Japanese fabrics and the quilting is the icing on the cake!

sewkatiedid said...

Thank goodness for having sewing to keep us busy when it's cold. I love the wood stitchin'.

Cara said...

The Chinese Coin pattern is definitely crush worthy. I love the chocolate colors.

Kim said...

And its even colder Dec.!

Lovely work......I hope you are having tons of fun getting ready for Christmas.

Happy Sewing

Leslie said...

this homage to denyse is gorgeous