Sunday, June 12, 2011

Summer Paths Top is Done

This top went together pretty fast. The process is addictive. Quickly choosing the next fabric to add to the strip helps me overcome my tendency to "overthink," keeping the design fresher and more interesting. I love these narrow black print stripes. Without them the top might look mushy. Now I'm making a spider web with the leftover rectanagles. This is so much fun!



I couldn't resist showing you another few close-ups. I like how one of you called this an "I Spy" for grown ups. Too bad the sheep above lost it's face. At least the sock monkey is all there.




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17 comments:

Jackie said...

It is gorgeous!! Love it!! See you in a little while!

Nedra said...

That is such an interesting quilt! I love the eye spy for adults concept.

Stephanie said...

Love it! Such fun and those narrow black strips are perfect. It looks quite sizable.

Kim said...

Did you fussy cut?
Love how the black strip gives it a huge punch of contrast and structure. So many ideas....so little time :0)

Happy Sewing

The Cozy Quilter said...

You will have to write an "I Spy" poem to go with it--a great game to play at a quilting retreat, guild meeting or quilt show.

jen duncan said...

I love it Karen! Always on the lookout for good scrap quilts--probably 'cause I started out as a seamstress. :-) Anyway, this one is def going in the file of things I want to make. Thank you!

Melinda said...

I like it - the black is perfect to set off the rest of the wonderful fabrics.

Nicky said...

Great way to use up scraps and yes the little black lines make a big difference! Well done!

Jan said...

Just love it, and the black floral is perfect. Another winner!

MaryEQuilter said...

I just went to Keepsake Quilting in NH yesterday and bought a bunch of pre-cut blocks in all different colors in the Outlet room, this is a great way to use them, and there is no matching. Whoooo-HOOOO!!! Mary in Massachusetts!

Julie said...

I love it! What size is each scrap piece?

Nancy said...

I love this. Such a great way to use up some fabric.

Jan said...

The black strips are a nice touch---this is a great quilt!

Karen said...

What a wonderful tapestry of fabrics you have put together.

Deb said...

Okay...you are going to have to tell us how you made this. Do I smell a tutorial?!!
Deb from clutteredquilter.blogspot.com

Nifty Quilts said...

Beautiful!!!!

Jean said...

This is a great quilt. I like the dark sashing, sets off the blocks really well!