Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Busy - busy
Can you say busy, busy, busy in the voice of the late Billy De Wolfe, who did the voice of Professor Hinkle in the Christmas classic, Frosty the Snowman? Well, that's what I've been this morning. Jacob's (that's what we'll call him for now) quilt is an ongoing project. And finally this morning, I put together the background and fused the pieces in place. I must say that the "quilter's license" continues, and that I didn't place the pieces where they were on the original pattern. But I like the way it looks, and just felt that the cow and pony should be close to the barn. I know the picture isn't the greatest quality, but my talents do not and never have extended to photography.
I've been staring at the quilt and trying to decide what colors to use to stitch down the appliques. Should I use just black or will it be too harsh for a baby quilt. Or, I could use matching threads. Or I could use a thread that's a little darker than the applique piece. Kristin just dropped Izzy off to stay with me while Kris goes to her OB appointment, and says I should just use black to stitch down the pieces because it sounds easier. Let me hear your opinion, please.
After Kris picks Izzy up, I'm hoping to finish up the log cabin blocks for the baby quilts I'm making for Kris's old roommate. So, I'm moving right along.