|Design by ©The Tartankiwi|
I spent my weekend happily paper piecing, testing this wonderful pattern designed by Juliet at The Tartankiwi. Juliet is one very talented designer!!! This is her mini-Seahorse pattern, finishing up at 14 inches square. It went together like butter - you will love working with her patterns if you like to paper piece.
I really recommend that you go to her website HERE and check out her other designs. For instance, she has a full-sized Seahorse HERE. It took my breath away the first time I saw it! The pattern for the full-sized Seahorse will be available on her site soon - I can't wait! I'll be sure to let you know when both patterns become available. Her newest release is a full-sized Zebra - Oh my! You've got to go see that one!!!
I was like a kid with a new toy when Juliet sent me the mini-Seahorse to test for her! Pulling fabrics for a new project is my absolute favorite part of quilting! As you can see, I got a little help with this one.....
|Okay Mom - that's enough fabrics for TEN quilts - enough already!!!|
Rocky even chose his favorite fabric .... he was pretty darn persistent that this piece of fabric was now his and I couldn't have it LOL!!!
Paper-piecing is one of my favorite piecing techniques. But I do tend to end up with a mess ....
I admit I'm pretty hopeless at keeping the fabrics neat while in the middle of a project, but one of the things I like to do to keep my piecing organized is to color in the different sections so I can see at a glance which fabric comes next....
And before long, I have a finished section!
I'm a huge seahorse fan - I've loved them since I was a small child when my grandmother took me every summer to Ocean City MD. It used to be pretty difficult to find seahorse things to collect, but happily they've become more popular in recent years. They always remind me of my sweet Granny!
While I was happily stitching along, My Guy and Rocky came up to keep me company and watch golf....
Well, actually, it turns out Rocky doesn't seem to share our enthusiasm for golf. He thought it was a great time for a nap on his favorite quilt! Of course, when he woke up, then it was play time.....
|Let's see what I can knock down from here - wow this is high!!!|
I'm heading out to sit-n-sew with some friends this morning - I hope you have plans to do something fun and creative as well!!!
Hugs & Blessings!