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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Text and Tiles, and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  The party is a tad bit earlier than usual today, but I know if I wait until this evening to post, I'll forget.  Today is my wild thing's 12th birthday, and yesterday was mine (39, which is a hard number to type).  Anyway, wild thing and I have spent the day making cheesecake from scratch, his favorite dessert EVER, and my hubby is coming home early this evening.  Then we are heading out for an evening of laser tag, miniature golf, go-karts, batting cages, and arcade games.  These activities were clearly chosen by the birthday boy, and not necessarily the birthday mom, but I know we will all have tons of fun.   Sometimes, when life gets crazy, you just have to get things done while they're on your mind.


I am super excited to share my latest finish with you though.  I've named it Text and Tiles, and now that it's all quilted, I love it even more.

*Edited to Add- since a few have asked and I forgot to mention it, this is my Courtyard Tiles pattern, and it is available in my Craftsy and Etsy shops!  :)


I think the scrappy text background adds so much great texture and interest to the quilt, and doesn't detract from the focus fabrics at all, which was an initial worry.  Even though the pattern and fabrics themselves are both modern, something about the text background makes it feel even more artsy and modern to me.


I pieced the backing with all of my scraps, and although you can't really see it in this picture, the text prints are pieced together in a large strip across the top of the backing.


I opted to make a scrappy binding, and that kept me from adding those pieces to my scrap jars, so that's definitely a win in my book!


Without further ado, check out some of the highlights from our last party two weeks ago.  I'm loving the color illusion in this quilt by Quilting is More Fun Than Housework-


Erica at Dresses and Spurs shared this fun quilt.


And this rainbow Modern Cross beauty is from Deb at New Creative State.


Even though I was having a fabulous time on vacation, I really missed last week's party.  I can't wait to see what you link up this week!

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19 comments:

  1. Love this, and I absolutely agree about that text background. I didn't see a link, is this one of your patterns? It would be perfect for a project I need to make. Happy birthday to you, may you feel like a kid as you celebrate tonight.

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    1. Thank you so much! So happy you like it. Yes, this is my Courtyard Tiles pattern, and it is in both my Craftsy and Etsy shops (links on my right sidebar).

      :) Kelly

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  2. Yes happy birthday & I'd love the pattern too?

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    1. I'm so sorry I didn't mention it in my post! In fact, I just added it, in case others are wondering as well. This is my Courtyard Tiles pattern, and it is in my Craftsy and Etsy shops!

      :) Kelly

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  3. Mmmmmm cheesecake, drool. Happy birthday, hope you celebrate in style!

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  4. Happy birthday to you both! Cheesecake is my favorite too :) Love your quilt finish as well!

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  5. Happy Birthday...oh to be 39 again! Love, love your beautiful quilt! The text print is perfect for the background!

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  6. Happy birthday to you both! I would love to have of your cheesecake!!!I love that so much. Your text and tiles is amazing!! Wow!!!!!!

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  7. The tile fabric are gorgeous! Don't know how you finish so many projects so quickly... looks like a magic carpet to me!

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  8. Happy Birthday to you and your "wild thing"son. Cheesecake from scratch is a favorite here. Thanks for sharing your lovely Text and Tiles finish.

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  9. I love this finish! That text fabric background gives it just the right about of texture. I might be biased though because I adore text fabrics! :) And throwing some inky butterflies in...LOVE it!

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  10. That's a very special quilt. It looks great.

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  11. Hi Kelly,
    Happy, happy birthday! And happy birthday to your son too! I hope you both had great ones! Thanks a ton for featuring my quilt, what an honor!
    Erica

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  12. Hi Kelly,
    Happy, happy birthday! And happy birthday to your son too! I hope you both had great ones! Thanks a ton for featuring my quilt, what an honor!
    Erica

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  13. I am late to the party but still want to send birthday wishes to you both. Love your quilt and thanks for re-sharing my quilt blocks.

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  14. Happy belated birthday to you and Wild Thing. Sounds like he had some fun birthday plans. Beautiful finish! Those tiles really glow with color.

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  15. I am certain that I left a happy birthday note, but it's not here so we'll blame the crazy wifi vacation experience and move on. That said, happy belated to you both!
    Wow! those quilt tiles are gorgeous!

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