Thursday, February 10, 2011

max and whiskers

i'll keep the giveaway open through today. you have one more chance to enter.
Quilt for my brother
i've made several blocks for my brother's quilt. i had originally planned to do a zigzag with half square triangles but i was reading a book that i'd gotten from the library and i was taken with the quilt on the cover.
Quilt for my brother
i don't have enough charm packs to do the entire quilt with this block, but i'm planning to alternate with a solid khaki block. it's a 12.5" square and i've made 6 so far. the dimensions in the book are slightly different but it wasn't difficult to resize.
Quilt for my brother
my fabric shack order came with a fat quarter of this cool hand-dyed fabric in oranges and greens. it meshed really well with the colors of my quilt so i cut it into squares and threw it into the mix. there are a couple of prints added from my stash also.

when i first made these blocks i was probably planning to say something about HSTs actually being kind of fun. i'm not so sure that i feel that way after this block. i'll rephrase: HSTs are actually kind of fun when they are at a relatively large scale and there are only a few of them. that sounds more accurate.

early april is when i'd like to be finished with this one. i have some time, which is good, because i have a full plate right now and probably won't get back to it for awhile.

2 comments:

  1. Cute! I love the kitty that is dreaming of fish.

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  2. These fun blocks will make a "keeper" of a quilt. Can't wait to see it all finished. Congratulations on your 1000th post. Wow! Very inspirational!

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