16 dog blocks done! This is the layout for the center of the quilt. Next comes the 35 border blocks.
Friday, April 3, 2015
I have been waiting over 10 years since I became obsessed with quilting to start this quilt. It will be for my first grandchild who is due to arrive this summer. My daughter Kelly chose the pattern from my "someday" notebook of patterns from quilt magazines. This one comes from the Sept./Oct. 2011 issue of Quiltmaker. It's called "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" and was designed by Denise Russert of Madison, Wisconsin. These are the first two dog blocks to represent Kelly's dogs Boomer and Wolfie. The block on the left with the swirls is supposed to represent Wolfie's wavy fur seen in the photo below. Boomer, a Great Dane is the block on the right. All of our family dogs will be represented including the ones Kelly and her sister grew up with. The browns, blacks and grays for the other dogs should look better since they will have much more contrast to the background. Target completion date is June 7th for the Very Hungry Caterpillar themed baby shower.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015
This is my first completed project for my first grandchild due to arrive this summer. I really liked the double seed stitch border, I think it would be nice as cuffs and a bottom border on a sweater. Next up is a pair of sock monkey booties and hopefully after that I will know the sex of the baby so I can start a pink or blue quilt.
Friday, December 5, 2014
I designed and made this for an English teacher I collaborated with some years ago. I really loved this giraffe fabric and the pink and green reminds of Lilly Pulitzer colors which I love. When I saw her daughter's birth date I just had to encorporate it into the quilt. I used a heart motif for the free motion quilting on the border which was something I hadn't done before. This may be one of the last baby quilts I make as gifts for colleagues. My daughter Kelly is finally going to make me a grandma next June so I think most of my sewing and knitting projects from now on will focus on grandchildren! I can't wait! I just wish I knew the baby's sex sooner than March. I want to do boy or girl colors not just generic.
Monday, September 29, 2014
This is the center block of my guild's mystery table runner this year. I love the batik fabrics and I'm hoping to put it on the table in the new shore house kitchen which is still gutted from Hurricane Sandy. My husband has promised it will be done in time for next Summer. I'm helping as much as I can, I even ripped out sheet rock for the first time in my life.