Monday, May 4, 2009

i heart mushrooms!!

This week-end I did my first paper piecing, a gnome and mushroom, from this great pattern!! It's not perfect, but I'm pretty pleased at my first attemt. Though, when I was done, I realized that both pieces are opposite to the pattern. I haven't figured out why that happened. Does any seasoned quilter know why mine came out this way?? For future ones I'll probably have to figure it out since it might ruin the pattern if everything comes out opposite.

*update* Thanks to some very kind readers, I now know that the patterns are made backwards, so when sewing on the paper, it actually ends up opposite to the pattern. Yippee, I actually was doing it right!! :)

I am definately hooked on these fun doll quilts!! Or should I say "art" quilts!!


I fused the little cloud on after, but am not sure If I like it with the cloud now. I love the little hedgie running across the mushroom, though!! Isn't he cute!!

I also finally got this adorable Hello. print framed!! I did a trade with Sarah Jane last month for 3 prints, and I sent her some items from my etsy shop. I just love this little mushroom print, and am so happy to now be able to look at it everyday!! THANKS Sarah Jane!! Once I frame the other 2, and hang them in my kiddos rooms, I'll make sure to show and tell!!


sorry for the shadows of my sky lights on the print!!

Hope everyone has a super spectacular week!!

43 comments:

  1. Cute Cute Cute!!!! Great job, Kerri! I love the little quilt...I never knew you liked mushrooms.....ha ha!! That is such a precious print from Sarah Jane. Doesn't she do a great job?? Have a great week :)

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  2. The quilt is adorable! Just adorable! ooxx`jodi

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  3. Very cute--and I rally like the little cloud!

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  4. Darling quilt and an adorable print. Sara Jane is one of my favorite shops on Etsy.

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  5. super cute quilt kerri. it's really perfect.

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  6. Kerri, the gnome quilt is absolutely gorgeous. You did an excellent job.

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  7. How lovely - I'm loving your little chap and might be tempted to have a go myself.

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  8. If I say I love, love, love the quilt, will you forgive me for originally thinking the mushroom was a room lamp??? Love it!

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  9. Forgot to say, that gnome is THE cutest!

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  10. what a darling quilt!
    love the print too.
    :o)

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  11. Thanks everyone!!

    I love baby quilts, don't feel bad, my husband said the same thing!! :) He thinks the ghome looks like a tree, and the mushroom looks like a lamp. That is why I added the cloud, to hopefully make it look like a little scene of a gnome and mushroom.

    I still love it!! :)

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  12. What side of the paper did you trace the pattern to before you started sewing? That impacts what direction the final block faces.
    They look great! I really need to steal that gnome pattern.

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  13. Very cute quilt. My girls are too old for doll quilts, but I'm tempted to make one anyway.

    I think that most paper piecing patterns are made backward. You print them (or trace them) onto the non-sticky side of the freezer paper, and then when you sew them, they will come out opposite of what you drew. Someone correct me if I'm wrong about this.

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  14. That is way too charming. I am in *love*!

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  15. Jessica,

    I also got a comment on my flickr photo, saying the same thing!! So, I really did it right!! YEAH!! Thanks for explaining that!! :)

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  16. Kerri, what a lovely quilt. I love your colors and the mushrooms on the crisp white background....so so cute. And thanks for sharing the link too.

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  17. I found your blog today and I'll be back. Your blog is one of the sweetest I've found in a long time. Where can we get the bird and tree pattern?

    I can't wait to try your gnome and mushroom paper piece. Your quilt is quiltalicious!

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  18. You gals are so talented. This quilt is simply precious. TY for sharing it. TTFN ~ Marydon

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  19. I"m so glad that you started paper piecing because I tried and started on a pattern that was just to difficult. I'm gonna try this cute pattern. Oh, the fabric you choose is so cute. Good job.

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  20. Another adorable project... I really enjoy seeing what you come up with!!!

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  21. Adorable and in one of my favorite color combinations - just like your blog format! Hope you keep this one for your grand-dolls. :-)

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  22. i have coveted that 'hello' print from sarah jane from the moment it hit her blog. good for you, miss barter.

    i wonder if she'd like some old sheets..... :D

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  23. OH and that gnome/mushroom!!!! someday......

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  24. Beautiful , I love both the quilt and the print .

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  25. so cute kerri! i think you've already found out about the opposite nature of paper piecing...just something to keep in mind when you're planning a paper pieced quilt.

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  26. Gnome quilt is really sweet .... I think he is quite plainly a gnome !

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  27. Very, very cute Kerri. That little hedgie on the mushroom is just adorable!

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  28. So cute! I love your style. And I love Sarah Jane too. What a perfect trade. :)

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  29. The quilt is gorgeous. I am loving the gnome & the mushroom. You've done a great job!

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  30. I LOVE the quilt!!! Great job. So very, very cute!!! LOVE your colors!!

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  31. You've done a lovely job! Love the colours!

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  32. Kerri, very cute quilt, thank for sharing.
    Keep Stitchen'
    Bonnie

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  33. You did an AMAZING job! I'm jealous!

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  34. darling little art quilt! good job trying something new! :)

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  35. VERY cute! i love that hedge hog, it's so perfect :-).

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  36. Very cute. I do enjoy doing the paper piecing for it's absolute percision.

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  37. I was just eyeing your free motion up close...girl, you're a pro! It gets easier with time, right????

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  38. You have been a busy little lady...love all your new additions. I want to know which one of the grandbabies are going to claim this one...they might be sidetracked from the precious mushroom babies. Hug and Kisses to All

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  39. What a fantastic quilt, I'm so impressed on your first pp piece! How did you find the tutorial? Was it clear enough? Thanks so much for the linky love!

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  40. artisania,

    i found the link on flickr to your blog. It was a great tutorial, and for my first paper piecing, i thought it was a perfect pattern. thanks for creating such a great fresh and modern pattern, and sharing it with all of us!! :)

    i hope you do many more in the future!!

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  41. I love this quilt. I've just discovered your blog. You've got a great sense of colour and style.

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  42. Love your quilting! Do you free motion and on what kind of machine? Looks awesome!!

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