035Annette and I have been trading for several years. She takes my scraps and makes beautiful quilts. She sent this one last year ( or more) I loved it immediately.  I seriously love this aqua blue color and the patchwork squares…well they just make my squeal.

032See my quilt inspector? That is Princess ( our cat) and I would shoo her away if it was anyone else’s quilt. But since it’s my own quilt…I let her do what she wants.

So I sewed the backing together right away and it’s been sitting because I didn’t know how I wanted to quilt it. Seriously, this happens with my own quilts all of the time.

034So I decided to test out a design I thought of one day…..straight lines down one side of it…then I flipped it and just did “channels” of straight lines through specific areas of the quilt to create lines of communication that only go through certain areas.

033I thought it would be fun and keep the modern feel of the quilt that I wanted. I am keeping this quilt. I have to say many of the quilts that Annette makes for me I keep because i love them so much I can’t part with them.:)   This one is big enough for my bed. 🙂 I already have several on my bed that she has made. haha!

030 031The back is also patchwork of scraps:

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And here she is again:

038Not impressed that I folded it to take it back inside…Do you like her expression? LOL. This is how she looks much of the time. haha!

Thanks Annette!

Love -love -love your work!

I hope you all channel your inner quilter today!


4 thoughts on “Channels

  1. I don’t blame Princess for being annoyed with you hahaha She’s soooo cute!
    Cats belong on quilts. My Sonia especially loves quilts that are freshly washed and dried 🙂
    I love this quilt too! Sweet dreams under it 🙂

  2. I love the unique overall design Annette came up with for the scraps — very lovely! And your idea to quilt it in a “modern” fashion just adds to its uniqueness. Your are soooo creative! I just love seeing all the quilts you do. Have a blessed day!

  3. I haven’t gotten into the modern bug much, but, this quilt jut sings to me. Love the pattern, colors and quilting:) I do lots of scrappy quilts and just LOVE this one. Do you happen to know the name of the pattern/designer? I think I’d quilt it exactly the way you did, too… really makes the quilt even more fantastic:):)

  4. I absolutely love this quilt. I love the colors, the design, the whole thing! Beautiful job by the quiltmaker, AND you finished it off with a flourish. Congrats. I would like to copy this design…

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