Monday, April 16, 2012
I've been looking for a pattern that would allow big chunks of these prints. This pattern was in the recent Quilts and More magazine, and was really quick and fun to do. The large pieces are 8x18", so you can really see the prints.
Now I've got to get around to quilting it. That part probably won't be as fast as the piecing, but I've got a month and a half!
Posted by Kathy at 7:59 PM
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Our large snow crabapple tree is at full bloom today, and the time between full bloom and petals blowing off seems like about ten minutes! All the white on the ground isn't snow - it's white petals from the tree. It's very pretty while it lasts. Every time the wind gusts, it looks like a mini blizzard. Holly is enjoying the show. I have a great dandelion crop, too, don't I? !!
Posted by Kathy at 9:14 PM
Friday, April 13, 2012
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Monday, April 9, 2012
Hope everyone had a nice Easter weekend. This was a quiet one for us, so I had a little chance to work on my Pork-a-Dots quilt. I moved the ears around - you can see them a lot better this way. So now everybody is joined into the center of the quilt, and I'm ready to start thinking about borders. The pattern suggests a pinwheel border, but I didn't trim these pigs to the right dimensions, so I think that's out. I didn't want to make that many pinwheels anyway! I thought I had plenty of the black polka dots to sash and border this, but since I didn't stop and measure before I got started, I had to improvise a little. We'll just pretend I planned it that way!
I used to do a lot of counted cross-stitch, but haven't done much now for a number of years. We had a great cross-stitch shop here in town, but it closed about 15 years ago, and no one nearby carries the supplies anymore. Lately, though, I've seen some pretty cute patterns on With Thy Needle and Thread website, so I've dived back in to cross stitch. My first project was the Word Play pattern for April.
There are just never enough hours in a day, are there?
Posted by Kathy at 7:26 PM
Monday, April 2, 2012
At the Madison Quilt Show in September, one of the vendors had this cute pattern called Pork-A-Dots. The quilt is made of pigs who are all made of polka dot fabric, with a black and white background. I started collecting bright dots, which is pretty easy right now since they seem to be pretty popular. So I spent some time this weekend making pigs! The pattern showed a braided tail, but I had made curly pig tails a long time ago, so I spent some time figuring out how I did it. They have elastic in them, so they will curl. I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but the ears are loose also. I think this will be a cute quilt for a kid. I'll show this again once it's quilted!
Posted by Kathy at 5:14 PM