Thursday, October 27, 2011

Here's Nikki with the Blue Eyes

I know the title of this post is a little cheesy, but we all know that's who I it's early here and I haven't had any coffee yet. Today Nikki from Nikki's Quilting Projects is here.

Hello, there!  I'm Nikki (also known as Nkiblueeyes) from near Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas.  I'm a former elementary teacher and current stay-at-home-mom who spends an irrational amount of time, energy and thought on quilting.  I belong to two local quilt guilds:  The Blue Valley Quilters Guild and the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild, of which I am a founding member.

I am guest posting today to share my love for Kate Spain's fabric.  I love it all.  Last Christmas, I discovered her when I was visiting my mom in Houston.  I bought a charm pack of The 12 Days of Christmas line.  I spent the rest of my trip petting it and wishing I'd bought more.  When I got home, I ordered two layer cakes and a little yardage, not knowing quite what I'd do with them.  After some consideration, I decided to make my version of a stacked coins quilt.  I used some white flannel from my stash and I quilted it to resemble snow drifts.  This quilt was a Christmas gift to myself last year.  I looked around my house and realized that I'd been giving away most of the quilts I finished to loved ones & didn't have many quilts in my own house.  This Christmas quilt is just the right size for me to curl up with on the couch.  I love it so much that I use it year round.

My latest Kate Spain quilt is from her Terrain line.  I got really lucky and was able to purchase a jelly roll of Terrain before the general public, so I whipped together this fun top with some Moda Crossweaves, which really gave it an interesting texture & extra soft feel.  I love the drape of the cross weaves and with this design, I was able to make the most of my jelly roll.  I believe I only had 6 or 7 strips leftover.  

Here's a closeup:

These pictures were taken last weekend when I was visiting my grandmother in Arkansas.  I love pictures of quilts on clotheslines and I especially LOVE pictures of quilts with the sun shining through them.  Here are a couple pictures of the back of the quilt top:

Notice the texture of these Moda Crossweaves.  So luxurious.

I'll back this quilt with my favorite print from this line in flannel and I'll practice different free motion designs in each square, while quilting in the ditch around each block.

If you'd like to learn more about me or see more of my quilting projects, you can find me:

Here on Blogger
Here on Etsy where I sell vintage linens and notions 

Thanks are 1 busy lady.

That ends our Guest Bloggers for Kate Spain month. Come back tomorrow to see my project for the month (that is if I get the 2nd one done today). Then on Monday Kate Spain herself will be here with a fun game to play and a lil giveaway of her own.

Have you got your Designer Select Kate Spain FQ kit yet? It's a Fat Quarter Shop exclusive so hurry and get yours today. And if you need yardage or other precuts the FQS has that too. As a matter of fact I haven't found anything that I am looking for that they don't have, which is why I spend way too much time checking out the web site and planing another quilt...but its always a bright spot in my day so why change it? It's time well spent. How much time do you spend dreaming about all the fabric you would like from FQS? 

1 comment:

  1. Oh.. I love the terrain quilt, so beautiful. And yes I spend way to much time on the fat quarter shop website! Lol!


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