Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Jan 15, 2013

What?  A date for a title?  I couldn’t think of anything catchy this morning, so the date won Smile

 

In my last post I showed a picture of swap blocks, the one set was not correct.  Here’s the correct version:

Donna B'sNote the smaller center triangles are the same fabric as the outer larger triangles.  I liked both versions….

Here are some blocks for a quilt for QFC:

IMG_0003I had an idea working in my brain that didn’t work.  I’d thought about taking the square in a square blocks and the dog print fabric and making 12” 4 patch blocks, then it dawned on me, I’d have to have double the number of embroidered square in a square blocks.  So I reverted to my favorite block setting, the Attic Windows.

IMG_0004These designs are from Ace Points and I love this little dog with the lady bug.

I wanted a larger quilt than what I had.  And I was determined to use what I had on hand – so here is the finished top:

IMG_0013The dog fabric is a one way print and I had a narrow long piece of it.  So it worked for the side borders and I used the other blue I had in the blocks for the top & bottom borders as it was ‘just enough’!

I’m working on another animal quilt for QFC.  It will be farm animals as I have some fabric that was given to me that depicts farm.  It’s another one way print – something that, if I was purchasing, I’d try to avoid!

So until next time…Hope all are healthy and staying warm,

Katie

2 comments:

Deb Lindley said...

Hey Miss Katie,
LOVE the embroidered dog blocks and your setting - really creative! Looks like your brain decided to get busy working after all ;-)

Can hardly wait to see the farm animal quilt, sounds FUN!

~Deb

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Great use of a one-way print! I like your little dog with the lady bug, too - so CUTE! - ;))