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This week I have finally gotten around to working on my 6 giraffe version of the Giraffes in a Row pattern. Finally! It was a tough decision to make. What colour of background should I use? Something light or something dark? What about the focus fabrics? Should I go with solids or keep on practicing with using prints?
In the end I was highly influenced by my new blog header and decided to use a white background and good old solids. I have been stressing myself out for the past few weeks, but now I'm right in my happy place and so glad to be piecing in my comfort zone!
I have a double trunk show in Waterloo, Ontario today and am looking forward to meeting everyone at the Waterloo County Quilters' Guild. Then I hope I can get back at those giraffes tomorrow and soon have a finished top!
Meanwhile, down on the farm.....
The photo above was taken 7 years ago this month. I took the photo to enter in the local fall fair's photography section. The subject was "Point of View". I just found this photo recently on an old memory stick. The name "memory" stick is dual purpose because these old photos sure do bring back memories. My son will be turning 17 this coming Monday.
In the photo my son Russell is climbing up the old square bale elevator to the top of the barn. His old dog, Dodger is looking for a way up too, but as much as he wants to follow Russell, he isn't keen to climb the elevator.
Now back to the here and now.......
I am so thrilled each time I receive an email with an attachment of a finished quilt. Really. Truly. It makes me smile inside and out to see that someone enjoyed making one of my patterns. That is my goal. I want my customers and quilt alongers to be happy all the way through the whole process. I hear a lot of stories of the dreaded UFO's that people start and loose interest in finishing. So if you are writing to share a finish, then that tells me you had fun!
Today I am excited to share two emails that were sent to me with finished quilts attached.
First up we have this adorable Giraffes in a Row made by Gale.
"I purchased your pattern early in August and made the larger version for my new grandbaby. Thought you would like to see my version. I used some of my batiks, that somehow seem to never get used. Love how it turned out and really enjoyed making it. Feel free to share it if you wish. While grandbaby # four for us is only a month old and cannot appreciate the bright quilt, her two year old sister has already claimed it. Love your patterns and hope to make more in my future. Happy Stitching, Gale"
I thought Gale had used white for a background... Just like in my blog header! But it turns out this a very pale sky blue. And I love that scrappy binding. What a clever way to continue the rainbow goodness all the way around!
Gail also noticed that there was a small omission in the pattern. The blue giraffe was one piece too short in the neck. Now that I am finally working on my own version of the large size quilt, I see that she was right! Thank you so much for sending in the correction and.... Thank you so much for allowing me to share your rainbow-tastic new finish, Gail!
Secondly we have this precious Forest Friends 2 baby quilt made by Duane.
Do you know how much I love that wavy line quilting? Of course you do!
Thank you so much for allowing me to share your lovely new finish, Duane!
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