Friday, March 22, 2013

Gypsy Kisses

Kisses in progress
A while back, I fell in love with another blogger's version of the Maple Leaf Rag quilt from the book Material Obsession 2.  I got the book, checked it out, and decided it was going to require too much design wall room and attention, when what I was really looking for was something easy to sew on in the evenings.

First Kiss
Then I flipped pages and found the Gypsy Kisses quilt.  Known by other names by other designers (I think Kaffe Fassett calls it Olive Dish in one of his books), I fell in love on the spot and began printing out the 96 paper templates on which to do my piecing.  Then, I raided my stash and cut a bazillion strips of fabrics and tossed them into a box, and started sewing.  There's no love like new love!

The only problem was that I was neck deep in the middle of the string quilt from my last posting, and I swore, when I started quilting three years ago, I wouldn't be the crazy lady with lots of quilts in progress and loads of tops waiting to be quilted.  Silly me; I should have known myself better than that. 



5 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

That is going to be a fantastic quilt. AND it is much more fun having several quilts going at once. Glad you joined the fun!

sallyrae said...

very cool! Why would a gypsy kiss look like that? What is the history? I am curious.

Ter'e said...

I am screaming with JOY and jumping up and down! I just popped in as I was signing off and YOU HAVE BEEN FREAKING POSTING.
I am over joyed!!!!!!!!!!
I will be back to read, this afternoon.
I am so happy you are back.
xoxoxoxoxox

Ter'e said...

Am I like a broken record or what????? I MISS YOU!!!!!! I MISS YOUR POSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gosh, wish I was closer and I would sit on you til you decided to write again.
Believe me!!!!!!! You don't want that.
(hug)

Penni said...

Finally I'm back, too, and as always you inspire me. Thanks Martie!