I am dying to show this one. Here is the flimsy.
|A beautiful day|
You know that Angela Walters is the queen of FMQ. Since I do not FMQ, (not even to save my life), I had not dived into the pool of Angela worshippers but admired her beautiful work from the sidelines.
In May, Angela did this show - Scrappy On Point Triangle Quilt. It is a free pattern.
I did like the pattern, but it seemed incomplete.
|Scrappy On Point Triangle Quilt Pattern|
Angela had built castles in the air. It was up to me to put foundations underneath. The question was who should live in that house.
And I had this AHA moment. I knew what I had to do. I had to take Angela's roof blocks and place them over animal houses.
OK, I did modify the pattern, so that I could use jelly roll strips for the background.
I started with 1.5" fabric strips. Sew two together along the length. The resulting combined strip set will be 2.5" wide. Placed RST with the 2.5" white jelly roll strips and stitched on both sides to make a tube. The rest of the pattern is the same to get the roof shapes.
|Making a tube|
I did that with several strip sets. Made several roof blocks.
Now comes the fun part - the houses and their adorable inhabitants.
|Black & White need not be boring|
Time to put them together!!!
|Heard the buzz?|
|Oh design wall!!!|
Rows of houses and the quilt top comes together.
|Yes, crabs have a house too!|
So cute and so cheerful. I am calling this one Animal House.
|Finished Flimsy - Happy Dance|
I chose a crabby fabric for the backing. Why not? Let's take the animal theme all the way.
Quilted it using my walking foot, obviously. Just lines. I believe that is breeze - Houses in the Breeze.
The bright orange binding makes everything pop and matches the backing too :-)
|Orange Binding Pops|
How many different animal fabrics are in there?
|Did you see the hedgehogs?|
Not all. But a lot of them. There are several that did not make the cut.
|Owls are a hoot!|
The cows and the monsters are my favorite. But the cats have so much attitude. Shall we say Catitude?
|Under the Tree|
The finished quilt measures about 44" by 61". I am that after a wash it will shrink to under 60" along the length. It needs to be under 60" to qualify for the show.
|Bundle of Joy|
They may not be measuring each quilt, but I'd hate it if a small technicality kept this bundle of cuteness from making it to the show.
|Paul, the model|
Here is a close-up of the quilting.
|Walking foot quilting|
And if you love a good sale, Connecting Threads is having a sale - all solids are 40% off.
But if you are done spending money, here is a giveaway for you. I started this blog four years ago. I know time flies, especially since I have been having sew much fun.
To celebrate this anniversary, I will share with you my 5" squares of cute animals. There are three prizes - 20 squares each of animal cuteness.
|Sample of squares in the giveaway|
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I will announce the three winners on Christmas Day. Wishing you a joyful holiday season.
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