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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

4 comments:

Lori said...

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

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

Code2fornow said...

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

Sammy said...

You are very creative. very beautiful.

Love,

-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...