Hey fellow fabric fondlers and quirky quilters! I'm not good at it, but I gotta try some alliteration now and then!
My anxiously awaited fabric order came today! Oh man, it was like Christmas! I'll give you a sneak preview of just a few of the fabrics. Since I've been on a "house" kick lately, I had fun playing around with it and made a tropical hut for your viewing pleasure! I almost hate to cut into this stuff!
I'm not a pattern writer, but I definitely AM a pattern user. Coming at this from the pattern user side of things, I wanted to point out something missing on this pattern that would have saved a little time. I would very much appreciate someone doing the same for me if I had written one.
At the beginning, the quilt is shown already sewn. When listing the fabric amounts needed, the pattern only mentions the name of the fabric shown in the illustration and the amount used. It didn't tell where each fabric was so I had to figure it out by comparing the fabric names to the picture. It would have helped if there would have been some text overlay on the picture of the quilt identifying the name of the fabric. Either that, or just a generic 1/4 yard is needed for this, and 1 yard is needed for that, etc. It didn't take a super huge effort to find everything, but it did take some extra time to figure out exactly what I needed.
While waiting for that box of scrumptiousness to arrive, I made another house block. Here it is! Can you see the cats in the windows? Those windows are only 3/4 on an inch wide so I was so happy to find something that fit them!
So, that will probably be as far as I get on the mini house quilt for a while as I've got some serious sewing to do with what little time I have. Maybe I'll make some more if I need a break. We shall see.
I've been playing around in Picmonkey a little bit and made this signature in a heart. Not in love with it, but it was fun to play. I'll keep experimenting.
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