So I'm writing a post as we wait for a roofer to call us back. We've done all we can do till it stops raining. I think the rest of my day may be spent dealing with wet insulation.
Today's picks for the Tuesday Archives sponsored by Valerie over at Val's Quilting Studio are Flannel and Fussy Cuts. I've yet to make a flannel quilt, but I do have a couple of quilts where I fussy cut my center squares. One is Charming Christmas Cardinals which I blogged about back in May. But there is another fussy cut quilt that I've never blogged about. It was my second finished quilt, the first where I adapted a pattern to fit the fabric I was going to use.
Back when Drama Teen was just a little Kiddo, she loved The Little Mermaid. She was the only Disney Princess DT liked at all until Mulan came along a few years later. I had just started quilting when she asked me for a quilt for her bed. When the Little Mermaid fabric appeared at one of the quilt shops near my sister, I knew just what to make for her.
|The Little Mermaid|
Modified from the pattern Triple Rails
by Ursula Reikes published in the book
"Even More Quilts for Baby"
DT (aka Kiddo) asked for an all blue quilt, but Arial's red hair just begged for for the addition of that narrow red border. She opened the quilt as one of her presents for her 6th birthday.
As you can tell from the picture, she was very happy with the new quilt for her bed. Her love affair with this quilt lasted till she was about 9. At that point she decided she was ready for something a bit more sophisticated. For now, The Little Mermaid is put up in the closet waiting for the time in the distant future when DT has her own little tomboy.
I have about 12 inches of binding to stitch and then the label to add to the second quilt I've made for DT's bed. Jigsaw should be done today, maybe. I'll definitely need something soothing to do after wrestling with insulation.