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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Small Quilt and Pine Lake part 10

I was in a mini 9-patch block swap back in 2002 at the Quilting Forum at about.com. So I pulled the blocks out today, after re-finding them a couple of weeks ago, and sort of matched them up to make a quilt for Megan to use with her dolls/stuffed animals when she is here... And the backing [no batt] is a flannel receiving blanket I brought her daddy home from the hospital in 25 years ago!
One of my blocks with my signature symbol [I am a Capricorn, and my initials were VJ, before marriage, so I have used this symbol since my early teens.]
These were the 'stickers' on the block pairs with the names of the makers. Thank You ladies! Fish. Fabric fish. Thank You QF! I wanted to 'stuff' the fish, but didn't want to go thru the hassle of turning and stuffing, so I layered batt between front and back fabrics and stitched, then trimmed and painted. The white batt was a little bright, so I used black acrylic paint on my hand and the fish edges, and I figure the paint will help 'fray check' the edges too.



5 comments:

  1. The little doll quilt is so sweet, especially with its special backing.
    I see you found your fish. Good. Now I won't have to go digging in my stash.

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  2. Love the little doll quilt. Once again admire your color choices.
    Sheri

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  3. Well Sheri the color choices weren't exactly mine as it was a swap, but it sure made up to a happy quilt. Megan was here this morning for a bit and she wrapped her animals in it and called it a present!
    Christine I am still kinda hoping you will send me some fish...I need one for the lake...*smile*

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  4. Glad you could use those fishies, they weren't swimming very fast at my house, lol.

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  5. I love those fish! Very cool. I think your scrap quilt is great, too. I love making scrap quilts. Also, thanks for letting me know where I could still find my thread :o)

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