Monday, July 5, 2010

My Hobo Quilt


Its always a wonderful day when I finish a quilt and I finally pulled the last piece of thread through this fun design today! After a quick tumble in the wash, it spent some time soaking up the summer sun on the clothesline and now it is warm and sweet smelling and crinkled to perfection.
I saw this quilt on the cover of a magazine last year and just had to make it! It's actually the 3rd quilt I started, but I'm just now getting it done. I love scrappy quilts! Something about their mismatched pieces that come to together to make a beautiful cohesive treasure just speaks to me. Generally scrappy quilts are designed to use what you have and I'll be honest and tell you that I bought odds and ends to make this one. I just didn't have much of a stash built up to choose from so I picked up a piece here and there. It was a good excuse to stop in at every quilt shop I encountered.

I loved working on this quilt and I have endearingly named it the Hobo Quilt. I have no idea why since Hobos are known to be a bit disheveled and not at all what I would think of as cozy and inviting, but there it is. It simply fit the quilt and I'm hoping it will be loved for many years to come. It just makes me smile, chopped off corners and all.
I'm thinking I'll use it on cool mornings when I read my devotionals on the porch although DH has already claimed it as his favorite. DD claimed it while I was still working on it and DS asked whether he could be the Hobo. Oh dear! I'm lending the pattern to the dear lady who quilted it for me, as she fell in love with it as well, but once she returns it, I may have to make a couple more if I want one for myself.

And that stash building problem is now a thing of the past! LOL! My next scrappy quilt will actually come from my fabric collection...maybe.

13 comments:

Barbara said...

Absolutely stunning in your colors - please tell me the magazine and the issue number - I HAVE to make one of these. Your quilt is simply beautiful.

NaomiG said...

Oh, wow! That is absolute perfection!!!! I want one! :-)

Anonymous said...

What a beauty. Your fabrics came together wonderfully!

Becky

Theona said...

Karin, this turned out so beautifully! Wow! Wow! Wow!

(I recognize the book you placed on the arm of the chair!)

BK said...

I was shopping the clearance fabrics at Joanns and though of you :) great lookin quilt!

Janet said...

I would like to know the magazine name too. This quilt is very nice. I love the scrappy look too. What a nice finish for you!

agent713 said...

That is beautiful! Very cozy looking!

Shelly said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love scrap quilts. They seem to be much more comfortable somehow!

Karin said...

Awww...thanks gals! Ya'll certainly made my day with all of your kind comments! And I want to welcome you new gals! Barbara and Becky and Janet - thanks so much for stopping by! Its always fun to meet new folks and to answer Barbara's and Janet's question: This pattern came from the June 2009 American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. If you would like, I will copy the instructions and send them to you. Just e-mail me at khebbert@hotmail.com

Alycia said...

Beautiful! Soundslike you will be making a few more of them!

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

That quilt is GREAT! Good for you to finish a project. Isn't that the BEST feeling? Love the colors too. HOpe all is well with you and yours. Take care.

Janet said...

Thanks for the offer. I have that magazine-I just need to find it. lol

Penne said...

Wow you did a fabulous job on the Hobo quilt, the colors are just beautiful.....makes want to make it.

Love it, love it, love it.

My vote on the quilt .... take it apart. You probably won't be happy with it if you don't.

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