Before I show you the hardest sewing I've ever done I have to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY CORI
my beautiful, smart and oh so wonderful daughter turns 27 today, David and I went up to Ft. Lauderdale yesterday with a Little Mermaid cake and spent the day with her, we took her shopping then out to lunch and just had a really special day. I still wonder how she looks like this:
but should still look like this:
Happy Birthday Baby, I love you!
Now, on to my adventures. Last year I won Muchas Poochas by Karen Brow in the Pets On Quilts Show, the first time I saw this pattern I thought it was the best pattern I had ever seen, just so adorable the way the dogs climb out of their blocks.
I looked at the directions and pretty much ran for my life and sanity. It was way beyond me. But a little bit ago a friend asked me how it was going on the quilt and I pulled it back out. I had mentioned to her that I didn't do brown or neutrals and needed to get some. A few days later this came in the mail
There's more, but I've already been sorting. That was the last of my excuses, so here we go.
I made the backgrounds thin borders and sashing, the sashing goes on as you get ready to applique so only the one I'm working on has them.
I really need to thank Cheryl form Teapots2Quilting, she has been sending me tips, advice and encouragement, which I have actually listened to and the tips have really helped. Thanks Cheryl!
I wish she could have been here to say "stop, Dana stop, you're doing it backwards", yes of course I cut the freezer paper and fabric backwards. By now I should know to just do the opposite of what I'm sure is right :).
Anyway, here's today's results
The paper is still in there so they are just laid on the block, but I'm pretty pleased. I picked this one for first because it looked the least complicated and because it looked a little like another birthday child of mine.
Yep, Happy Birthday to Brady Bug too, no Mermaid cake for him, but I made dog cookies from scratch.