Saturday, September 19, 2009

Kim Diehl miniature

Hi Friends! Have you all seen this book, below? It is by Kim Diehl, and is called "Simple Seasons". I love this book lots and lots. Above is my version of Kim's quilt in the book. She is really a good writer, and her directions are very good. I used what I had on hand, so my quilt does not look exactly like hers. Those little squares finish at 1 3/4 inches, and have four pieces. Cool!! Love it!! All the applique is pinned on, and now I just have the fun of appliqueing the pieces all down. I love the hand work the best, it is kind of reward for the monotony of preparing all the pieces, for me.



Here is her quilt...cute, huh? Hope mine will shape up like hers. Have a super day!
***********************Gratitude's******************************
1. Family, always.
2. Fabric fun (see above)
3. Cooler weather and soothing rains, Hurrah!!
4. Blog friends!
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Julie

14 comments:

Stina said...

Ohhh... you made this one.... ahhh.. have had it on my TO DO list for some time now.. and havent done it... sigh... I love yours... its beautiful!!! Thanks for showing.. love Kims patterns!!! :O)

AnnieO said...

Very cute little quilt. You captured the flavor of her original design with your very own twist!

Pat said...

It looks great so far...and I'm sure your handwork will be terrific on it, too!

Colleen said...

I love your little quilt, what is the overall size? I have done couple of miniature quilts, lots of fun.

Karen said...

Oh, you are working on a project with tiny pieces and oh so cute. Kim Diehl designs great quilts. I have all of her books.

Kathie said...

I have always loved this quilt
I am going to have to make it too!
oh thanks for sharing and the inspiration
Kathie

karenfae said...

I see we follow some of the same blogs, thanks for stopping by my blog - I love that little quilt it is so neat.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

MARCIE said...

Julie, that is so adorable! That Kim is so clever and always a hit! Yours is just as cute as in the book! Now would you please check and see if I corrected my no-reply status?

Texan said...

Lovely job on your quilt, very cute :O) .. I just adore Kim's books! They are feel good books to look at even if you never made a quilt from them...as a matter a fact I just ordered her last book from Amazon... though I am annoyed with Amazon, did you know if you pre-order a book which I did, a cookbook.. well now they are holding up shipping my Kim book till the pre-order book is out in November!! I guess because I qualified for the free shipping and they don't want to ship two boxes...sighhhhhhhh.... I guess that will teach me not to pre order a book LOL... oh well I will enjoy the book when it comes for sure :O)...Something to look forward to :O)...

Sherri said...

I love the book and the pattern...and I love your version! It's gorgeous!

Janet said...

Your little quilt is so pretty! I sure like Kim Diehl's quilts.

gwen said...

I love scrappy mini quilts. I like your fabric choices too. It always amazes me what a stash can offer.
I hope to see pictures of the appliqué flowers soon! Take care.

Rose Marie said...

I have that pattern earmarked to do .... yours is lovely!

Erzebat said...

I love that pattern! I did the same one myself. I did it all by hand during my lunch hour at a old job. I not a fan of needle turn so I fused and hand blanket stitched. I entered it at the local county fair and got a 3rd place ribbon for it! will have to check out her book. (mauh) Liz