Tuesday, September 30, 2014

RUSH Hour Blog HOP

Welcome to the last day of the RUSH HOUR Blog hop. I know that everyone is so busy these days and time at the sewing machine can be scarse but for me this is my me time -- my therapy time so I am happy to be joining in with the Rush Hour Blog Hop hosted by Carol to help celebrate an awesome new fabric line by Studio E 

I Haven't had the opportunity to get any as of yet but I do love the black, white red and grey color scheme and bold graphic prints so I could surely see some of this in my future. So to celebrate this color scheme I pulled some of my red, black, white and grey out to see what fun projects I could put together. In keeping with the theme of being in a hurry, I started with my scraps to be processed pile and was surprised at the fun things waiting in there for me. 
I decided to keep with the rush hour theme and go with something quick and ever changing --- improv piecing. I loved watching it grow as I added pieces and sizes got adapted.
The resulting (flimsy) project is fun and functional, I'm going to be putting this one in hubby's car for when we travel. 
For those of you that know me you know i spend on average 2 hours a day in the car traveling to and from work -- usually it's all rush rush rush but today these beautiful flowers caught my eye and 
reminded me to take time to take in the beauty in the world. 
Happy Quilting Everyone and don't forget to take time to enjoy the beauty in everyday things. Check out the other ladies that are hopping along today -- a full list can be found here
Tuesday, September 30

Sew We Quilt

linking up
Needle and Thread Thursday

63 comments:

  1. Katie, it turned out so modern and fun! Love all the free form designing within your quilt top. Very cool! The Zinnias are just beautiful. They are my favorite annual.

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  2. What a fun quilt, I love they way you designed on the go! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. I love the idea of just sewing pieces together as you go along. It turned into a beautiful quilt! Gorgeous flowers!

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    1. Would you please add the other hoppers so we can find them as easily as we found you...thanks!

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  4. Oh, yes, do slow down once in awhile to smell the flowers. I feel you pain of that long commute. I really enjoy improv quilting and your with the red, white, black, and gray fabrics is just wonderful. You do have some very fun fabrics in there. It will be a great quilt for your hubby's car.

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  5. Improv piecing looks great, it is a good looking quilt!

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  6. I understand the fabric was hard to find, but I much prefer to use what is already at hand and you did a lovely job with your improve and own lovely fabrics.

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  7. What a wonderful quilt! And next time you are in a rush....you can just pet this beauty and become all calm and peaceful again! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. WOW, if this is what you do with Improv you will never need a Pattern!! This is a Fabulous looking Quilt!! I like the idea too of having your stash all ready to go!! Thanks for sharing this great Quilt with us!!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  9. your improv is appreciated. good for you for finding that much stash .... please put up the list of other creators so we can find them as easily as we found you..I am sure they will cheer your efforts..

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  10. What cheerful colours. Love your improv piecing!

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  11. Just a lovely project just a lovely project!!!

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  12. I enjoyed seeing your process and the lovely result!

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  13. Great use of your fabrics....there is even a bit of an Eye Spy quilt in there. Great job!

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  14. What a gorgeous quilt! You did a great job!

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  15. Very nice Katie. Are you going to quilt it? It would make a great lap quilt! Those fabrics look great together.

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  16. Wow!!!! I love your improv quilt!!!!! Improv and it does so remind me of rush hour!!!!! Wonderful!!!! Thank You

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  17. you did a fabulous job. this will be a wonderful lap quilt. thanks for sharing.

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  18. Look what was hiding in your scrap bag/basket/pile! You made a totally improvised lap quilt. I can not imagine having a two hour commute---wow!

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  19. Your top is looking great and those posies are stellar...this quilt would be very popular with my quilting friends as most are OSU fans.

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  20. Sticking with the theam colors the quilt looks great.

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  21. Gorgeous quilt top and flowers! Thank you for sharing both with us :)

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  22. That is really lovely and will be a wonderful quilt when finished.

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  23. I loved the theme of keeping it "rushed" and "ever-changing" ! You put all those together so well...I would have thought you had a pattern! GREAT JOB! Cant wait to come back and see how you finish it!

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  24. There is so much gratification in making something from scraps! What a great way to stash/scrap bust and come up with a fabulous little quilt. Love the improve idea too... kind of clears the quilting cobwebs some times! LOL!! Great job! And yes we do need to take a little time and see the flowers!

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  25. I love this quilt! I find that I am heading into the direction of improv piecing and loving it! The flowers are spectacular! Thanks for the visual reminder to stop and notice the beauty.

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  26. There are a lot of improv quilts I don't like. I do like yours. Nice job.

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  27. Very nice job on the quilt. Doesn't looked rushed at all. Looks perfect for relaxing with a cuppa.

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  28. Great quilt - I love it!
    Beautiful flowers - are they zinnias??

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  29. Nice quilt! I need one for travel as well. Hubby is always warm and I am cold so that would help alot. Thanks for sharing the picture of the flowers so pretty!

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  30. Lovely quilt! It's always nice to have a quilt in the car. You never know when you'll need it.

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  31. I love it! Another stash quilter! I especially like the camera and the little bundled-up-keeping-warm person at the bottom ~ what a fun quilt top. Thanks for sharing how quick we can make a grab-bag improv pieced quilt. The red flowers along the way add to the theme! This has been such a fun blog hop with great ideas. Thanks, Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  32. Wow! That is a fabulous quilt. You are an inspiration...I would like to be able to take scraps and make something attractive! It does not look hard to do, but I just need the time!

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  33. Beautiful quilt ... far too pretty to be stuck in a car.

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  34. That's a really neat quilt for just improvising. Very creative and I like it! Beautiful flowers too.

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  35. Using what you have has resulted in a lovely Rush Hour Quilt for car trips. Thank you sew very much for sharing and hopping. Creative Rush Hour Bliss...

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  36. Love the improv piecing on the quilt. It is sew beautiful and modern looking. And how wonderful that it was all in stash.

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  37. Great looking quilt! Thanks for sharing.

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  38. What a great idea-you created your own 'fabric". The finished result is wonderful.

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  39. I love me some gray black and white, but what is it about a splash of red that makes those colors pop???? Beautiful.

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  40. what a nice top, it will be a perfect car quilt.

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  41. Hi Katie! Thanks for your post! I love the randomness of your quilt. I hope you will show it again when it is quilted.

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  42. Love your improv quilt! Looks really stunning in these colors! Gorgeous!

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  43. I love the way the red just pops in this flimsy! blessings, marlene

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  44. Katie, LOVE your quilt. I love scrap quilts; and although this one had a definite color scheme, it has that 'scrappy' appeal. I love it. BTW, I'm in Winston-Salem as well.

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  45. The zinnias are glorious - I've never seen so many red at one time. Great way to make a quilt and filled with lots of freedom.

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  46. Great job on your quilt. It is always fun when you have just the right things. Love Zinna's, my favorite in summer.

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  47. I've never tried an improv quilt but it looks like fun. I love how yours turned out. I think the colour scheme it great!

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  48. Great improve quilt that will be perfect in the car!! You did great :)

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  49. I like how you made your quilt. I bet that would be a great way to get rid of flannel scraps also. I have been hunting for ideas to make done flannel scraps for winter. Using the "rush hour color fabrics really make yours stand out. Beautiful!

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  50. Very pretty quilt. Will be great for the car.

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  51. I'm amazed at your quilt made from simply your stash!! I'm impressed!! This looks just like the Rush Hour fabric! BTW, my youngest sister lives in your neck of the woods. outside of Raleigh in a little town of Mebane. I think it is beautiful in your area and I love the flowers planted along and in the middle of I-40. You are a wonderful quilter...hope you hope with us more often
    Gmama Jane

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  52. Such a fun quilt. I love the process of how you put it together. It looks perfect to take along with you in the car. Great job!

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  53. Love the red poppy fabric. Good job.

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  54. 2 hours a day in the car, oh, you poor dear, you had/have some really great fabrics in your stash, they look great for this project.

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  55. I like, I like. And I so remember those long commute days. I don't miss that one bit. I knew that when Jammer came home I wasn't going to do that again. Now my commute is 5 minutes = much better.

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  56. Love your courage in the piecing of your quilt top... I have never attempted this style of quilting. To be honest, it scares me a little. I am impressed at how cute yours turned out. What a great quilt for the car.

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