Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sneak Peak - Christmas AND What's On My Frame

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.... look at the fabulous prints I received in the mail today from one of my suppliers.

Looking at it from the side as it was bundled can't you just see this as beautiful Christmas baskets?

Have to admit, this was a little scary - I don't normally purchase "a pig in a poke" but when my supplier sent an email with an incredible purchase on Christmas flat folds, and knowing that I had a fabric basket class coming up later this month, well...I just had to take the chance!

I'm really pretty traditional when it comes to Christmas prints. I love the true Christmas colors of red and green, even better if it has metallic in it. I also embrace the blue, again if it's metallic and festive looking. There are only two prints in here that I personally would not have chosen, but mixed in a basket they will do great, don't you think??

Here's a little peak into my studio today...

Thought I'd take a photo showing the whole area, some of you may not be longarm quilters and wonder just what a longarm looks like...

This quilt is a raffle quilt for the Island Quilters Guild in are available and the drawing is in May I believe... All done in beautiful batiks and pieced by members of the guild.

This is my view as I sit and quilt. All work is hand guided - which simply means it's my doodles and not a designer pattern nor quilted by a computer.

Blogger is doing it again, twisting my photos. SIGH. Here's a close up of some of the stitchin'. I hope to finish the quilt this weekend as guild members are eager to get it bound and on the circuit to sell tickets.


GARI said...

What a beautiful quilt and your "doodling" is great. They must know that you are a wonderful quilter to give you the honor of quilting their quilt.

Judy said...

The quilt is gorgeous! Fabulous quilting.
What fun you are going to have with the Christmas bowls. :)

Muddling Through said...

Your Christmas fabric is SO pretty. I've been very happy with most of my surprise packages. :)
And what a lot of talented quilters in your guild! That quilt is gorgeous.
About photos - I've found that when I edit the photos in any way I have to "SAVE" them or blogger will put them in the way they were before I edited them, even if all I did was turn the picture. After you've edited, if you'll click "Ctrl" and "S" on your keyboard at the same time this will save your edited photo and it should then load correctly.
Hugs to you, my friend, Elaine

Lesley said...

Lovely quilting Karen the quilt is beautiful

Nancy S. said...

Karen, can't wait to see a basket made up of the Christmas fabrics.
The quilt is absolutely gorgeous & I love your quilting designs. You're doing a beautiful job. I really want some tickets on this quilt. How do I get some?

Karen E. Overton said...

Tickets for Island Quilters 2009 Raffle Quilt are the usual $1 for 1 or $5 for 6 ... email me privately and I'll send you an address to mail your check made out to the guild. karen @

Zlaty said...

Love your quilting! That quilt is a looker!

Happy sewing! I hope you had a great Labor day weekend!