Now Marie wants frogs!!
Marie has asked me to make a quilt with frogs on it. She has someone in her vast family who is really into frogs ... thus...
"Before the Kiss" Quilt
Oct 12: After the Todd festival today. Marie asked me to make a quilt for her to give someone. It must be all about frogs.
Oct 14: I searched high & low for fabrics with frogs them. Tonight Marie came by and gave a thumbs up or down on each of them. We were left with a "Before the Kiss" panel, a few coordinating fabrics from the same fabric line and some frogs on fleece I will use for the backing. Who knows, I may dare to use some of the fleece on the top. All afternoon and evening, I have been designing from scratch. You know how it goes…scratch this one…scratch that one…LOL. Feel free to offer suggestions or pick a favorite. I have a couple but it is up to Marie now. She is why I have all these posted for now.
Oct 16: Marie came by before I left for Greensboro on a fabric run & we finalized her plan. Ordered the fabric & they are all on the way.
Oct 19: The fabrics ordered on eBay are here.
Oct 31: Marie came by today to see her fabrics. Whew! As I checked what I had vs. what I needed, I discovered I had, not 6 yards of backing fabric and front panels, but 6 24-inch panels. Turns out that is 4 yards which is exactly what I in fact need. Cut the side panels & ready to start sewing.
Nov 01: Piecing.
Nov 02: Top & backing are pieced and ready to quilt. This time Marie gets to choose a pattern & thread color & I am ready for her.
Nov 04: Marie chooses Leapin' Lily Pads & I have to choose the thread--light turquoise top & back.
Dec 12: Loaded & ready to quilt.
Dec 13: Quilted. Squared. Clamped for hand binding.
Dec 16-17: Bound.
Dec 18: Final pictures.