Charming Rhythms – Throwback Thursday

I love this quilt. I made it in 2011, you can tell by the label! This gorgeous line of fabric was called Graphic Rhythms by Gerald Roy. It was one of those fabric lines that seemed to disappear quickly. This is one of those times I wonder why didn’t I buy more???

It was exhibited in the 2011 Rising Star 24th Annual Show from October 15-16 at Cary Hall in Lexington Massachusetts.

I liked the circles quilting with the graphic nature of a very simple quilt.

The backing fabric was one of my favorites! I still have a little stashed. Look, the label even reminds me that I used wool batting and noted that on the quilt. I have so many quilts I want to wash and see how they work out.; this one too is on that list. I think it will be a tummy time mat when special child comes to visit (someday!).

Thanks to Sandra at mmmquilts! for hosting Throwback Thursday – first Thursday of the month – be there or at least check out what other gems people are showing from the past! The link above shows you the dates and features from the past!

Coming up:
Hidden Stars Finish
Block 5 and Segment 1 Small project
More Quilting form Hands 2 Help Quilts

Linking up:
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  1. May 2, 2019 / 10:37 AM

    Hi Kathleen! I was just poking around on your website, trying to find the helpful tip you gave about lining up rows that have column-type blocks. Of course I couldn’t find the post, but I’m happy to see a new post from you. I just love the quilting on this piece. It is a pattern I actually feel comfortable doing, and it always makes me happy to see it. I also love the addition of “coming up”! So you’re nearing a finish on Hidden Star?!! Yippee! I still hope to get at it soon if my machine and the stars all align. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • kathleenquilts
      May 2, 2019 / 10:51 AM

      Its on the block 3 QAL, with the ruler.. Glad you are hunting around for my hints!
      Yes, hidden stars is done and blogged and I should have posted it but jumped in on this TBT. I just added to drafts to my list to remember the next two – do you think it will work???? Its a great pattern that circle quilting and I really do wish I had a few yards of some of that fabric!!!

  2. Kathie L
    May 2, 2019 / 11:11 AM

    I have loved and used that fabric line also. I still have just a bit left. I’m hoarding it.

    • Kathleen McCormick
      May 3, 2019 / 6:55 PM

      Where do you live??? Seriously, I can see the headline now – Quilter (old lady) breaks in to steal fabric!

  3. May 2, 2019 / 1:21 PM

    I have a little bit of that backing fabric in my stash of kaleidoscope fabrics, in a couple of different colourways! Paula loves it so of course I had to buy it, 🙂 Love this quilt, yes what a fabulous line, and I’ve asked myself that very question. Yay for a label! Thanks for linking up and pointing people in the direction of the party. I agree with Roseanne: I love the addition of the Coming Up.

    • Kathleen McCormick
      May 3, 2019 / 6:59 PM

      It is a gorgeous piece of fabric isn’t it! You are so welcome for the linkup and it was fun to pull this quilt out of the stack of undocumented quilts! I like trying to remember what I am doing and warning others of the same!

  4. May 2, 2019 / 6:03 PM

    I love the fabrics and the simplicity of the quilt. I have had similar backing fabric; I think I have a tiny piece left. Your labels are great. I really need to be more intentional about labeling my quilts. At least 5 of them have labels now, thanks to the quilt show!

    • Kathleen McCormick
      May 3, 2019 / 7:03 PM

      It is funny because every time one of those labels pays off, I think of the unlabeled stash of quilts. They are getting my premade label sewn in and then documented on the blog, so when I need to label, I’ll have the information somewhere. When I am not rushing, I prep the label when I do my binding. I always wish that I would do it when quilting, but I am always afraid the “shift” of quilting will make it look silly. Hooray for quilt shows for keeping us honest.

  5. May 2, 2019 / 10:52 PM

    What a beautiful fabric line! I have not seen that one before. The values are so well distributed, which I think is lacking in some lines. The quilting looks great with the simple squares. I hope you get to try that out for a tummy time mat sooner rather than later.

    • Kathleen McCormick
      May 3, 2019 / 7:05 PM

      I remember justing wanting to use the fabric and keep it all about the fabric line. I am always really happy when I look at the quilt! I don’t know of any tummy time coming soon, but one day there will be!

  6. Dione Gardner-Stephen
    May 3, 2019 / 3:23 AM

    Great reminder of why we will thank ourselves for taking the time to label.. Hope it does see some of that tummy time action in due course. 🙂

  7. Kathleen McCormick
    May 3, 2019 / 7:06 PM

    I am sure it will get some in due course. It is great when labels have the information we need, isn’t it.

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