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Monday, October 10, 2011

Quilt for Terry

I feel like I hadn't posted in forever and when I looked, I realized it's been a month! Time flies, good grief! I've been working on a couple of things including this quilt made for a wonderful woman I used to work with. The funny thing is that we've gotten to know each other more now that we don't work together anymore - the wonders of Facebook, I tell ya. Actually, to be more specific, the wonders of Cafeworld... man, I would get sooo much more done if I wasn't constantly tending to my doggone cafe! It's just so nice to cook gourmet meals at the touch of a button and I know it's not real, but I have earned $73 million buckazoids - which makes me awesome.

Anyhow, back to the quilt. Terry requested creams, greens and browns which I had exactly none of in my stash. I must only work on baby stuff because my piles & stacks o' fabric lack any neutral colors. That meant I had to make a much dreaded trip to the fabric store. Actually, the only part I dread is the visit to the cash register and even that isn't so bad when they put in all my coupons, score! So, the part I really dread is sneaking big fat bags into the house-which also isn't so bad when I look at it as a way to keep the hubs on his toes. If he doesn't see the stuff coming in, he must assume it's not new.  One of these days, he's going to start paying more attention to my debit charges. Until that day, sneaking it is!

This pattern is: Flower Boxes by Freckled Whimsy. I used an assortment of browns, creams and greens to match the checked multicolored fabric in the outer border. After the quilt was admired and taken home, I realized I hadn't taken any close ups (including the crab)  so I snapped one of some of the leftover scraps here: 

It ended up about 65" x 75". The back is mostly a cool sand colored flannel - perfect for snuggling with. The crab is appliqued and has double button eyes.

Front View
fabric selection

In the grass with the resident model/intruder
Back View & Kennabeans
Pieced back w/crabby

1 comment:

  1. I like your quilt, that color combination looks great together. And Kennabeans is the perfect model!


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