Thursday, November 27, 2014

What Nots Samples

I've been meeting with a dedicated group of quilter's on the first Sat of the month at my LQS, Fabric Etc. We have been working on a series of small quilt patterns designed by Kim Diehl, the What Not's patterns. First off, I love the fabric line. I can see it blending in with Civil War prints and other groups of fabric that have a vintage/country look and feel to them.

Photos are from my phone so not the best, but it's what I have. Yet again, my camera has gone AWOL.........grrrrr.  It's probably in the same place as my little scissors. (I'm sure a few of you can relate to that statement.)

First up is the cutest little piece with 42 yo yo's around that 2" border.  I love this and it is the pattern we will work on for December.  Yo yo's are a super project to pick up when you have 5 minutes and they make a great take along project as well. This pattern also contained a few lessons for me.  First off, read the instructions!  Who would have thought of that?

The lower piece was our first month, and it's the only one I have quilted and bound.

This was last months piece and I love how it turned out.  No matter how fussy I got with color/print placement, I still ended up with like fabrics together.  I also got the orientation of the segments turned around so I ended up with 64 sets all with the same direction.  Instead of picking them apart, I continued to piece and I got the second sample top completed.  I've been trying to have one pieced for the demo day and another one as a work in progress to use for tutorials in the demo.

This pattern was chosen for October because it has such a great look for Christmas.  There is some applique still to be done on this piece, and I won't have mine ready for this year.  E will, she came in November with this pieced, quilted and bound.  Yeah for her!

Since there is always pieces of fabric left over, I've made a few samples to give the group a few ideas to use up some of their left overs.  I've tried to incorporate some of the piecing or techniques we have learned along the way, and I couldn't resist using some more yo yo's. 

I've got the cream piece quilted, yo yo's attached, but haven't made a scrappy binding.  That's on my list for this weekend.  The green one with the strip piecing is quilted and bound.  I hope the group will like to add these into their collection.

2015 will bring a second round of 6 new patterns along with a new collection of fabric from Kim.  I've taken a peek at them and they look pretty cute.  This customer list has already started for these kits.  If you missed this first round, jump in for round two.  They are pretty stinking cute!



antique quilter said...

I love her designs, I agree this is probably her best fabric line yet. I bought a few pieces of it. love the extra little quilts you made too!
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Mimi said...

Very pretty. They look so do-able. Love all the things you are doing. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, too.

Louise said...

Those little quilts are so darned much fun to do...addicting. You know how many projects I have going or I would jump right in!

Janet O. said...

Love Kim's fabrics and her Whatnots quilts!
Nice use of leftovers!! : )

Lori said...

What a fun group and a great set of quilts!

Karen said...

Love those little quilts! If I didn't have so many other projects going on I would love to join you.
Thanks so much for sharing.

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