Sunday, December 19, 2010

Opposites Attact

I've been working on a quilt for my nephew and today I can say that it's done. Well, almost. 

I don't usually, actually never, take photos of a "completed" quilt before it's washed. Mostly because I see that as the final test and it's actual completion. However, with it being winter and it not being light out as long, the opportunity to take good photos is very limited. I wanted to be able to show this quilt before it was sent off to its new owner and today is the last day of good light that I will have. 

So, I have the binding pinned down (which will be stitched down by hand tonight) and a quilt to share. :)

This is the quilt he will hopefully love for many many years...
Opposites Attract - Pattern by Julie Herman
Pieced and Quilted by KarrieLyne
Started 11/29/10
Completed 12/19/10
I used the Opposites Attract pattern from Julie at Jaybird Quilts. She has them in her shop and it's such a wonderful pattern! So easy and so versatile! Julie shows her quilt matching up the prints, I changed it up a bit and jumbled mine all around to give it a bit more of a scrappy look.  I used the All-Star 2 line  by My Minds Eye for Riley Blake. Soooo Cute!

Here is an up close shot of how I quilted it. I just used an all over meandering being careful not to stitch over the raw edges. I've made the mistake of doing that before and the fraying process was a mess! I can't wait to see how this one comes out of the wash! I may have a chance to take more photos on Wednesday (hoping for the day so maybe you will see it all squished up and frayed too. :)

Merry Christmas little guy! :)

Much Love!!!


  1. That looks wonderful! Such fun prints. I love Julie's pattern, you've done a great job with it.

  2. It's a beautiful quilt, and I'm sure your nephew will love it! (And if he doesn't, you can send it to me!) It's funny - I always try to take a picture before I wash the quilt, for two reasons - first, I can lay it on the wood fence outside or the pieces of tree trunk and not worry about getting it dirty, and second, because if it falls apart in the wash, I've got good pictures of it already!!

  3. I am sure he will love it! It looks wonderful!!

  4. KL I love it!!! I'm sure your nephew will too! The scrappy look also is great!

  5.'s an around the world and back snap! You sew girl!! I have this pattern too, but haven't made it yet. You did an awesome job, KarrieLyne!

  6. Oh I love it! It's adorable.
    Really fun prints you used.

  7. Beautiful quilt and thanks for the tip about not quilting over the edges! I have a triple circle (don't know the name) that I have to finish piecing before I quilt. Merry Christmas

  8. I love this fabric line - its perfect for boys and looks great in this quilt pattern. He's a lucky little guy!


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