Thursday, March 17, 2016

Make It Madness

I just received an email from Craftsy that my Quilted Leaf Potholder was selected for the Make It Madness Quilting Pattern challenge.

Today they are up against a mighty awesome pattern by Lee Heinrich at Freshly Pieced. 

Feel free to click on the link above to see how YOU can win a free online class if you vote for my pattern (Or if you vote for Lee's. I can handle the rejection) !!!!

Join in all the fun!  I plan to myself!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Ruger {Mini Quilt}

 Meet Ruger.

 He is my good friend, Bree's puppy.
Bree was really down one day. Her puppy was giving her a hard time and she was bummed about a failed swap she participated in. Again. Then, it seemed that the swap mamma didn't follow up and arrange an angel. Or maybe she did, but that person bailed too. 

Enter a secret Angel swap.  Friends gathered.  Conspired. 

We decided one of us would do a mini and the rest would send the "goodies". I volunteered and chose to adapt this Tartankiwi Doxie pattern to make it look like Ruger. I chose it because she thought the original in the swap was for her and really coveted it. 

I raided my black stash for him.  I decided on a low volume background like the quilt Ruger is sitting on in the picture.

I went a little wild and used felt for the ears.  But Bree is bold with her fabric choices sometimes, so I thought she would approve.

I had to st it aside before I left for Quiltcon, but made sure I left it out to finish it as soon as I returned. 

 I'm not sure if you can see it, but I tried to extend his legs, but also wanted it to have the same feel as the original pattern.

 Matchstick quilting was perfect

I grabbed his photo for the quilt label.

The best part?  Two of us had our packages deliver at the same time so it was as if she had a swap package all at once.  Even better?  The other packages trickled in for days after.

I forgot to take a picture before mailing it, photo cred Bree Pickles

It was epic.



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