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more quilts

I was going to do a post with lots of photos showing work-in-progress, but I don’t think I have the stamina for that. So here are four more quilts I’ve finished:

Mom’s Nasturtium quilt (pattern is Disappearing Pinwheel Shoofly). The folded photo’s colors are more true. Machine quilted in random meanders and swirls and things.

Henry’s Stacks quilt. Machine quilted along the seam lines, with spirals in the border. After piecing but before before quilting I hand-embroidered the titles of 40 favorite books in random places.

Jayla’s Simple Squares quilt. Machine quilted in swirling feather designs, with big daisies around the border.

Kirsten and Marcos’s Outer Space quilt (traditional Log Cabin pattern). Machine quilted in spirals with pebbles around the border.

All patterns are from the free video tutorials at Missouri Star Quilt Company. Most of the fabrics are from them too. All were pieced and quilted entirely on my beloved Singer Featherweight 221.

I’m basically ok except for this odd depression that manifests as a serious quilting/making OBSESSION. Quilts are all I think about and quilting (and knitting) is all I do… No news on the health front. I had a meeting with a Palliative Care team member to talk about… stuff. You know. End-of-life comfort and that.

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4 Responses to “more quilts”

  1. jennifer

    Those are wonderful and you’re a treasure, Kara.

  2. Audrey Sanborn

    Your use of color and pattern combinations is very appealing and you have beautiful detail work. The Maine State Museum (i’m a volunteer) just hosted an event to record stories of how making quilts connects you to a larger group and how that network supports your life in big and little ways, and this is for our 2020 quilt exhibit. Sharing your quilt updates like this is building just that kind of network. Thank you for keeping us updated.
    P.S. My therapist’s name was also Suzanne. She was gritty, grounded and gracious and I looked forward that one hour of sanity every other week.

  3. Suzan

    I love that you have a friend with the last name of Sanborn!
    Kara, ditto to everyone here. These quilts are brilliant.
    You, my precious niece, 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

  4. Chrisentiae Saint-Piaf

    Lovely :)

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