Saturday, March 13, 2010

Klosjes Saturday Report #2


12
Klosjes Completed
11 made this week

Like a kid in a candy store, what a delicious way to pass the time.  My Klosjes supplies have been placed in a pretty little box and I find it hard to walk past without having a look inside.  As you can see, I am just randomly selecting fabric, in all different colours for my spools.  I wonder how many I can make before I start duplicating fabric.


Do you think there is a traditional way of quilting Klosjes?  If so, they may need to be pressed in a certain direction.  And, what about piecing?  Are you going to piece your rows as you go along or wait until you reach your magic number?  If you even know what your magic number is!

This is Spooler Karen signing off!

21 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

They are wonderful...it has been fun seeing them in blogland.

Nadine said...

They're gorgeous, Karen ! I'm so happy that you like sewing them ;>)
AHA... concerning the quilting : I have decided I would quilt inside both LIGHT pieces of each spool, so I'm ironing towards the center and coloured sides...
ENJOY YOUR SEWING, DEAR !
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX
Nadine

Terry said...

Very pretty! I'm going to enjoy seeing your spools as I just can't make any right now. Too many other things I have to get done. Someday though. :0)

Valentina said...

Oh, Karen, gorgeous! Oh I hope you can hold on to the "charm quilt" and not duplicate! I will send you my scraps to help you out! :)
I love the fact that you made a spoolers list on your side bar: excellent! Maybe we should all do that? That would be fun! And you see what I meant with 'the unstoppable itch to stitch'? They are just soooo much fun! Ok, pressing: I do them towards the dark, with the 'spool-flap up' I hope you know what i mean, Jelly-bean! :) for the simple reason that I want to hand-quilt in the ditch around my spools > to make them pop.
I will need to find out more about how to join them, I'll ask our Dutch sisters and let you know. In the mean time HAVE FUN!
:) Longest comment I have ever written... :) got carried away! xox

Karen said...

"Spooler Karen". A new name for you. I can tell you are having a good time working on the spool blocks. I bet you can make many, many without repeating fabrics.

Ann's blog said...

I love the name SPOOLER KAREN, your spools are very nice Karen, they actually look real! I might add a spooler list to my side bar also, please add yourself as a follower on my blog also. Like Nadine, I plan to quilt the inside of the lighter fabrics when my quilt is completed, not sure how many blocks I will do and at the moment plan to use up all the fabrics in my SPOOLS basket. My daughter Hannah loves the fabrics I am using, so it might just have to be for her.

Deb said...

I think these are great Karen! It would be interesting to see how many of these you do before you start duplicating. It will probably take a while, don't you?

Funoldhag said...

Hi, there, Spooler Karen - you girls are having such a fun time with the Klosjes! Kind of like eating potato chips, right? Two questions - how big are they and are you hand piecing them? I would venture to say you are as it looks like that would be much easier than on the machine. Enjoy, have fun and keep posting your progress! :-) Carol

Rose Marie said...

Those spools are indeed like candy .... just too hard to resist! If your stash is anything like mine, you will go a long way before duplicating.

Sue-Anne said...

Your Klosjes are looking fantastic! I know what you mean about looking at them every time you walk past because I keep doing the same thing!

Fiesta said...

Karen they look great. what size are you making them?

Hennie said...

Karen your klosjes are fantastic, they look so gorgeous.
Have a nice sewing sunday ! !
Hennie

Crispy said...

Great spools Karen. I too believe it will be a while before you have to duplicate....though a little shopping would help with that problem LOL.

If I was quilting one, I would just do a 1/4" in on all the shapes so pressing wouldn't really be an issue other than to reduce bulk in the junctions. I always sew blocks together as I go because I hate doing long seams.

Crispy

Cathi said...

Your spools are wonderful! Love the fabrics you're using. I'm going to avoid duplicating only because I'm using charm squares for my shapes.

Vivian said...

I'm trying to avoid joining the "sisterhood of the Klosjes" -- I have too many UFOs and WIPs and WTMs and all those other categories of projects. But everybody's spools are so doggone cute!
Maybe if I just make a few to get it out of my system -- maybe -- just a few --

Robin said...

Fun spools! You were very productive on your Klosjes Saturday. And I have a feeling that you won't be duplicating any fabrics for awhile yet. :)

Karen said...

How fun to see your spools ready to go in your box! It gives me the itch to stitch. The ones you've put together so far are fantastic! I'm a little behind at this point. I have only done about 6. Today is a free day for me so maybe I will play catch-up with spools today. :0)

ranette said...

Oh such pretty little klosjes...I love the shape of your spool.

I've started carrying my little klosjes box with me everywhere I go...lol...even if I only have time to fondle and not sew it makes me happy.

Carrie P. said...

I see you have jumped the bandwagon. I love them but I am going to have to pass. Too many other things to do.

Miriam said...

I have made a few spools too. They are small enough to carry around and very quick to sew. The slowest part is choosing the fabrics!
Some great quilting hints in the comments,:)

Peti said...

What a large list of spools-makers you have made on your blog! THis is real fun to visit them all on saturday. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am quilting the 'klosjes' but there is no rule for quilting them, I think, so you can do it your own way. When you have to duplicate your fabrics let me know what colors you like, then I send you some of my scrappys.