In my travels I occasionally cross paths with someone who is SO prolific, and such a sweet person, we could have been friends forever! I’d known Kim for years via email, but it wasn’t until I took a trip up to Poughkeepsie that I met her in person! We had a wonderful couple of days, and I was really glad to get the time to spend with her.
Today, I’d love to share some of Kim’s quilts with you! She’s a busy gal, one of the other hats she wears identifies her as one of Quiltmaker Magazine’s “Scrap Squad” And you’ll see why when you see her fabulous quilts!
BTW --- how do you like our mascot for the day? ISN’T HE CUTE?!? Last week someone said the kitten with the big eyes that I showed at the head of the Show and Tell Thursday post was….ummm…SCARY.. LOL! So…I think this little baby hedge hog will do the job just fine!
I love Kim’s Spider Web medallion, surrounded by strips and strings and crumbs and miscellaneous block parts. Isn’t this just fun! of course, next to cheddar, RED is my fave color…whoooo!
I can tell that Kim likes red too, I see it in LOTS of her quilts! This is Kim’s version of “Swing Your Partner” from Scraps & Shirttails I – and I love how she incorporated “Happy 60th Jack” on it!
A closer up detail shot….love those recycled shirt plaids, and Tonya’s technique of free-pieced letters as found in Word Play Quilts! ((Red ---see the RED!? Love it!))
This is Kim’s version of Jared Takes A Wife. Isn’t it fun to see the extra units used in the borders?
Kim’s Crumby-Love! There is so much going on in this…all the left over units, strips, bits, hunks and chunks of this and that. I LOVE this happy little quilt!
Here’s one that Kim made for Helen with lots of random strips and strings and crumb blocks as well. All these quilts that were made for other people make me want to be on Kim’s gift list too! HA! :cD I’m sure Helen was thrilled with her quilt!
Here’s a string quilt made for Elijah! What little kid ((Even full grown ones!)) wouldn’t be tickled to have their name stitched into the center of the quilt? There is NO DOUBT who this quilt belongs to! What a great variety of scraps and colors…and…RED! uhhuh!! Bring on the red! :cD
We don’t want to leave anyone out…Especially not Quin! great quilt! I love how different this quilt looks from the one above just by changing the color of the sashings and cornerstones!
Christmas Lights got an extra special treatment with it’s own Wordy Border! And aren’t those asterisks fun?
Here is Kim’s Carolina Cross Roads from Scraps & Shirttails I! I love the spark of yellow she has going on here..it just lets the sunshine in! great use of fabrics and color!
Just because the name of the quilt has CHRISTMAS in it, doesn’t mean you have to do it in Christmas colors! When we ran Carolina Christmas as a mystery before it appeared in Scraps & Shirttails II, I told everyone to pick 3 colors and a background. My colors were red/green/gold/neutral --- and look how she shook this up in red/turquoise/white/black! YUMMY!
And Kim isn’t done yet! Here she shared with me a picture of her pineapple blocks in progress…isn’t it a scrappy delight! I can hardly wait to see it finished…..
Kim, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful quilts with us….I’m so happy to call you FRIEND!
Due to my travel schedule, I don’t run “Show and Tell Thursday” EVERY week ---but only as time allows. If any of you would like to be part of a Show and Tell Thursday, I welcome your photos of any of the quilts you have made from my books or website! And please, if you have made any of the patterns from my Quiltmaker Magazine Addicted To Scraps column, I’d LOVE to see those as well!