Let’s Bee Social #191
Welcome to the Let’s Bee Social!
So glad to have you join us for the Let’s Bee Social weekly linky party!
Remember those days at the fair spent going round and round on the Merry-Go-Round? I do!!!
I have the instructions written. The full sized quilt blocks finish at 38″ x 31″ and a half sized block that finishes at 19″ x 15.5″ is also offered. There are three quilt sizes included: Mini – 21″ x 18″, Single – 42″ x 35″ and Double – 52″ x 66″ made using 2 blocks.
This love of carousel horses has led me to come up with a new concept. And this has led me to consider making it a series. I also have the instructions written for the Deer and the Lion. BUT… now I am wondering if anyone would even be interested in making these. They are definitely different. And I think they would make great wall quilts. But for who? And then there is the saddle and rod that make them only suitable as Carousel rides. But they could be make without either or both.
One more thing….
Last week I received an email from Sheryl who wrote, “Dear Lorna, I love the dog quilt pattern. I’m new to quilting but my dogs came out very nice (thank you so much) anyway I’m ready to quilt it and want to do this myself. I bought a stencil of just squiggly lines but not sure if you would quilt with these lines across the dogs. Can’t tell how your quilts are done. Thank you”
As someone who did a lot of outline and echo quilting when I first began, I could understand Sheryl’s reluctance to quilt across the dog blocks. So I encouraged her to go ahead and quilt right over them. I sent her a link to my Gallery Page to give her a chance to see that I use this method on all of my quilts. And I also mentioned that I do not use a stencil or mark any lines. I just use my walking foot and wiggle the quilt in waves to make random wavy lines.
It was only three days later that Sheryl wrote back, sending photos, “I’ve finished my puppy dog quilt thanks to you quilting advise. It’s for our new grandson and I love the backing – all puppies! Thank you again.”
I replied, “Oh my GOODNESS! I love your sweet doggies! The quilting looks fabulous and you found the perfect backing for this this quilt. I am so happy to see you used your imagination to made a couple of dogs with their ears folded down. And the paw print corner blocks are a fabulous way to add a border. Thank you so much for sending the photos, Sheryl. Would you consider allowing me to share this quilt with my readers providing I only use your first name?”
Sheryl agreed, “Absolutely you can share my quilt. I changed the ears because my daughter that it’s going to has a black lab. His head is a little boxy but that’s all I could come up with. Thank you again. Your info inspired me.”
Now… It’s your turn for Show and Tell!!!
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