Saturday, September 4, 2010

Give the Central Kansas Shop Hop quilt a hand!

All of the quilt shops involved in the Central Kansas Shop Hop (this year it is October 1-3) make a quilt using the theme fabric.  Charlotte of Charlotte's Sew Natural in Newton asked me to quilt hers and that is the quilt in the picture above.  The theme fabric is the lighter background fabric in the quilt.  It was designed especially for the shop hop and has the names of the local towns involved printed on it.

I tried not to do too much quilting in the center four patch of each block so the neat kaleidoscope effect would show through. 

When we dropped the quilt off at the shop, Mary gave me a Cotton Picker, which she says is wonderful for removing little threads from your quilt.  Peter is the Head Thread Picker at our house, so he gets to model it:

He decided to make a little stand for it.  He scanned his hand, then glued the picture to some foam board and cut it out.  It's goofy looking - I like it!

Here it is all dressed up.


  1. Hey Jan: Love your quilting! I also love the Cotton Picker stand. Very nice. Have a good long weekend! — From Wendy who lives in Newton and goes to Charlotte's more than she should!

  2. WOW,Jan...once again you've done a super job on that quilt.
    Your "cotton picker" is a great tool and the hand your hubby made of it is priceless.....When I saw the HAND.....I thought of THING from the Addams old TV show.
    Take care and have a great long weekend!

  3. Oh Jan I love reading and seeing what you've been doing. Your quilting is amazing! Thanks for sharing and Peter the hand is really cool. Was it your idea or Jans?

  4. Guilty, as charged Your Honor.