I have two projects to share that I completed in the spring, however, they aren't the one I'll be sharing today. The day's topic is my latest quilt, the one my son had me do with a very tight deadline!
I bought the pattern and ordered the fabric (thanks for the quick delivery Mad About Patchwork!), which then left me with left less than one week to sew! No way I was doing as many dogs as on the original. So I pulled out paper and pencil and drew a few sketches. I came up with an idea that my son found suitable... phew!
It took me one evening to figure out the dog... I am flippy corner challenged! No matter how I double checked things, I ended up several times putting my directional fabrics on the wrong side... I don't think I've ever used my seam ripper so much! However, don't blame the pattern for that, it was very well written, I was just totally hopeless in terms of figuring the flippy thing. I found out that my spatial awareness was not as good as I thought!
Then to make matters worse, I drew a bone on my sketch, so I had to figure out how to do that... more flippy corners! That took me a whole other evening.
Thankfully the rest was simple and I put the top together in a third evening and took one day to do my sandwich, quilting, and binding... I was done with two days to spare!
quilt-a-long for the whole of September. Then in October, loads of bloggers will be sharing their projects. Go check them out to see how they intepreted the pattern!
With that said, I am really excited because Lorna asked me to be one of the bloggers on her Blog hop. Check out all of the other bloggers and make sure to come back October 27th, I'll be sharing a tutorial for the bone on my quilt!
Linking up with Quilt Story , Crazy Mom Quilts, and Sew Fresh Quilts
OMG that is so cute. Can't wait to see it for show and tell at our September meeting!!ReplyDelete
I love your quilt! Especially the bone, and I can't believe you got it done so fast, well done you!! I'm sure your little boy will be snugglying it with pride at kindergarten! I'm also doing this QAL and can't wait to see people's different interpretations.ReplyDelete
Love it! You have inspired me.ReplyDelete
this is awesome! The colours, the bone, everything!! I love it!ReplyDelete
What a cute quilt! He'll love it to pieces.ReplyDelete
The finished quilt is gorgeous - lovely to see the DGC blocks used in another format aswell. The bone is wonderful! It's lovely to be meeting some other of the blog hoppers - I'll be sure to pop back!ReplyDelete
This is paws-atively perfect! Your shiny blue doggie is so cute! Love the addition of the dog bone. So glad to have you in the blog hop, Stephanie. Can't wait to see your tutorial!ReplyDelete
Fabulous! Love the colours and that is one cute doggie :)ReplyDelete
Love what you did with the dog. I signed up for this hop too. Haven't started to put my pup together yet.. The bone is a great addition. Nap time should be wonderful for your little boy.ReplyDelete
I love this, Lorna creates the cutest animal patterns! I adore your little bone! Too cute!ReplyDelete
What a fun quilt, so looking forward to the hop. I am part of it will be showing my quilt Oct 22! Love the little bone, looking forward to the tutorial.ReplyDelete
What a fun little quilt. He will be the envy of his class.ReplyDelete
That's so nice - just what your little one wanted!ReplyDelete
What a fun and beautiful mini quilt you have created! I love your dog bone addition!ReplyDelete