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Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Scary Finish

I finished something! I'm so excited! I really wasn't sure where this quilt was taking me. You see it started out as something entirely different.
This is how it started. As a stuffed dinosaur. But I knew I'd never make him. My SIL give this fabric to me years ago and I put it away in the box that holds all the fabric that I don't know what to do with. So it sat there all crumbled up, waiting.
Then my children's best-friends had a baby, and they were using dinosaurs as their theme. Perfect! It only took me about 9 months to complete it.
From that to this. I'm pretty happy with the end results. Anyone else would think that it was too scary, but not these parents.
I even quilted a city scape in the background. And I used up even more scraps! How exciting is that? I love being frugal. Sure part of that was because I'm still grounded at home, but it's nice using up scraps. I even strip pieced the back with scraps and leftover blocks.
And I even found the time to attach the arco circles to the quilt. This quilt is definitely more attractive! Now I move on to even more applique. I may be finished with this quilt in a couple of years.
I think this quilt may be the mate to my red work pillow. But we'll see when I finish it.
Take care, Brandie


Lori said...

What a creative use for the "pillow" pieces!!

Oh my, I'm loving your floral applique. It is so pretty!!

Anonymous said...

That applique is really beautiful! But the dino is know, in a carnivorous way.

Sammy said...

You are very creative. very beautiful.


-Samya ;-)

Robin said...

Your dinosaur was a clever idea! Your arco-circle quilt top is STUNNING!! I miss working with my repros...all this bright stuff with the embroidery...