I've been working on this for a little while now and I can finally show it to you!
I made this for my sister-in-law (also a quilter) because she loves Halloween.
The little embroidered people are Halloweenie Eenies. I couldn't resist the pattern, but then didn't know what to do with them...problem solved!
(The link here is to the shop of the gal who designed them, but I found them on Etsy too.)
My sis-in-law and I decided to have a quilty day at my mom's today. We called yesterday to let her know. :) I took her the wall-hanging and we had a great time.
I worked on a baby quilt for my ex-sister-in-law (new auntie to twins - of the twin quilts).
I cut and pieced the background for the doggie (the squares) and this evening cut out the circles and other parts for applique.
I also made these horrendous blocks:
The directions had me make those middle-outer-triangle sections using the method where you don't lose any fabric. I will NEVER use that method again. I have trouble with these anyways, but not one single point matched. I tried and tried, but gave up. I hate that I didn't get them right, but when you've sewn 16 blocks (64 points) and not one matches, you know it's not you. I CAN make these match when using other methods. I don't know what I did wrong, as I followed the directions, but clearly I'm inept at this technique. Maybe I should demote myself again? Nah.
The quilt is made to be used and the gal who will recieve it likely won't know any better. (If she does, she likely knows how hard it is to get things perfect and will accept it.)
The pattern is Baby's Bow Wow Blankie by All Through the Night. I found it at a quilt show this spring and had to have it. When I found out about the pregnancy, it was all I could do to wait until I found out boy or girl so I could buy fabrics (wouldn't this be cute in pinks and purples?).
Time for applique!