Quilt of Love Progress

6 out of 9

Blocks received as of 10/03/2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

So many different things...

Hello blogging world,
When I was thinking of what I needed to write about I was a little overwhelmed. I have really been slacking on my blogging lately.  So I'm just going to take it one thing at a time, starting with...
I have been working on this quilt a little each week or two.  I try to not get tired of it (which I do often with craft projects), so I have interchangeably worked on a few different projects.  I'm a little conflicted on which direction I want to go with it, so it might go on hold for a couple of weeks again, but as of right now my work is coming out beautifully!  I am getting corners aligned and it looks like the work of a pro! (ok maybe not so much).  Here's the work that I have completed so far:

I love the brown sashing, and even though I haven't finished the middle piece, I think it has turned out exactly how I imagined it.  I have another row on the right that I was going to add, but then I thought it might be fun to not be so symmetrical.  That's where this idea came from:
I'm still undecided, but I think it will look something like that (cleaned up of course).. Thoughts?

I also need to make a square for a quilt of love, which I think I have an idea of what I will do but first I want to show you pictures of the square that LaDonna over at A Sisterly Connection made.  

Isn't it just Adorable!
So this cute little puppy gave me the idea for my square, which is why I wanted to share it with you. If your ready to make a square but just don't know which direction to go it this might give you inspiration also.  I also got the idea from my visit to my grandmother's place today.  She is making a baby blanked for someone in the family and sewing on tatted animals.  I've included some pictures (sorry about the direction and blurriness)


Teddy Bear


 They are just all something else.  Grandma loves each one of them, except for maybe the monkey.. She thinks that one looks funky, but I think it's as cute as can be!
Now for my idea! Da-Dah-Dah-Dah-Da!

I am going to make a tatted animal (most likely the horse), then fuse fabric on a square in a way so that the colors pop out from under the tatted animal.  If I do the horse then I will have a different color for the mane and tail, the body, the saddle, the hooves, and I will put a spotted patch on the back (like an appaloosa).  This is one of those things that could come out looking completely adorable or totally crazy.  Who knows, but I will keep you posted!

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  1. Hi Theresa! I love the idea of combining the tatted animals with applique (of sorts). That is so cool!! I hope it turns out like you (and my) imaginations are thinking it will!! You may be on to a new pattern/craft!

    Deb from clutteredquilter.blogspot.com

  2. I agree with Deb! Can't wait to see your block! Love the colors around your quilt, especially in the first picture; they look so good with the center piece!