Friday, March 23, 2018

Kismet - A Finished Quilt!!

I made this quilt a year ago and have been anxiously awaiting to share it ;)  I showed just a bit of it earlier this week when I shared  Lissa Alexander's   Oh, Scrap!book that it can be found in.  Which you can still enter to win an e-book copy of, just sayin ;)   But I wanted to share more here today, because this quilt really deserves it's own post.   I am so glad that Lissa asked if I could make it for her amazing Oh, Scrap! book.  It was so incredibly fun to make and was a fantastic stash buster, double bonus!!    It's called Kismet and I just love it!!!


When Lissa first asked me to make a quilt for her Oh, Scrap!  book over a year ago, she asked if I could come up with an alternate colorway of her fun Courthouse Steps design.  I looked through my scrap stash (yes, its getting so large I am considering it stash now :)  and immediately knew I wanted to make Lissa's  blocks in beautiful blues and greens as those were the drawers that were overflowing.  I just love seeing this combination of cool colors and after I had it all put together, I realized that my scrap stash is pretty bright and happy ;)   Which is just perfect for me ;) 


Kismet is made with 1 1/2" width strips that finish at 1".  Talk about scrappy goodness!!!  I love scrap quilts and scrap quilts made of tiny pieces, amazing!!!   Sure, it took a little while to cut them all out, but totally worth it :)   And what a great way to combine so many bits of pieces of other quilts into one quilt.  I love that scrappy quilts also make wonderful memory quilts ;)  


 And I love the way Lissa designed this quilt to go together on point.  It really makes you take a second look as it seems to be a string quilt when you first see it, until you notice all of the edges of the block are stair stepping.    Such a cool optical illusion that way!!


When it came time to quilt it I decided on simply wavy horizontal lines.   I figured with all of that scrappy goodness, I wanted to keep it simple in the quilting ;)   And I love how nice and soft it keeps the quilt ;)


And I just had to share this fun picture of Kismet blowing in the wind ;)  And speaking of fun, I found out from Lissa  that Kismet got it's name because it really ended up being fateful that I made a quilt in this alternate colorway.  You see, the original Courthouse Steps quilt for Lissa's book that she had made turned up missing when it was time to send the quilts to the publisher.   So Kismet ended up being the actual pattern quilt in the book and Lissa came up with the perfect name for it.


And that is Kismet  :)  It finises at 74" x 92" and I have two boys that really want to claim it as their new bedspread.  We will have to see how that plays out, although I have enough blue and green scraps still to make a matching set, tee hee hee ;) 


Thanks for stopping in today and sharing this long awaited finish with me!!

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend :)

Linking up to Amanda's, Sarah's, and Myra's ;)  
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26 comments:

  1. Stunning! The colors are just amazing, and it looks like soooo much work went into it!

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  2. Kismet is just gorgeous! Sounds like there will be a Kismet 2. Off to visit the blog hop and try to win a copy!

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  3. What a beautiful quilt! I love all the fabrics you chose to make it with.

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  4. I absolutely love this! Working with small scraps like you used in this quilt is just my favorite!

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  5. LOVE it~great colors & design!

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  6. That quilt is just great in so many ways! Love the visual interest of the pattern that makes you want to just keep looking at it!

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  7. It’s stunningly scrapilicious. I totally agree with the above comment!

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  8. I love this color combination! Looking forward to getting this book (maybe winning it)?

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  9. Fantastic quilt! Love the blue and greens.

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  10. Beautiful . . . my favorite colors!

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  11. Kismet is really beautiful. Reminds me of spring...oh how I wish it would arrive soon!! Happy Quilting:)

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  12. Wow! that is one beautiful scrappy quilt!

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  13. I just bought this book! I had no idea you had a quilt in it! I love it!! You are so amazing. I love that I know you!

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  14. Beautiful - my favorite happy colors! May have to check out this new book.

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  15. Love your choice of colors!

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  16. This is lovely. Now I want to make a scrappy Courthouse Steps quilt.

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  17. This quilt is really in my happy color place. I just love it. I usually change quilt colorways from the original to be something more to my taste, but this won't need a bit of change. Well, I don't actually have a "scrap stash" so mine might be a tad more limited.

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  18. Beautiful! You did a great job! I also have some 1.5" strings looking for a project to call their home...

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  19. I love it Melissa! The greens and blues with the little touch of yellow are so beautiful together! Congrats on another quilt being published too! Hugs, H

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  20. So pretty! I love the colors, and I don't blame the boys for wanting it!

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  21. Very clever, and very very nice. Great colours and values!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa