Wednesday, May 07, 2008


Well the seahorse quilt is still a work in progress - I ran out of some of the blues to finish up the water, so need to visit the fabric store to restock before I can go any further (the store in Buffalo did not have the fabrics I needed)

So in the meantime, I decided to play with the scraps of interfacing, leftover orange pieces, and some of the extra blues. I am making a modified Lazy Girl Runaround Bag out of this piece, and will use all the other leftover orange bits to do the top front. This "seahorse" was done totally freehand, without looking back at my pattern. I think he turned out pretty good.

This block is approximately 8 inches wide and 10 inches long. It needs a bit of trimming and good pressing to square it back up a bit.

It was a good warm up for assembling the quilt panel and also gave me a good idea of how much bulk I will be dealing with behind the big seahorse so I can be figuring out how to finish it.

Boy those squares get REALLY tiny!!! Each little square you see here is 1/2 inch across!!!

Oh - and this bag is all for ME ME ME!!! This way I have something to keep after I give the quilt away.


Suzan said...

Great job on the seahorse. I can't wait to see your bag!!

Moneik said...

It looks awesome! You are so super creative. I'm sure your friend would try to steal it!

Jen said...

oHHH Now I get it. You put them on the adhesive backing so that they don't get messed up while you're sewing but you're actually sewing them together. It seems so obvious now!!!

For the quilt, what if you trim your seam allowances with the add an 1/8 ruler?

Kristie said...

WOW! IT IS BEAUTIFUL! Those squares are so tiny! I can't imagine working very long with those tiny pieces...

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Adorable...just adorable!

vtquilter said...

Wow! you are very talented and those pieces sound so tiny. Can't wait to see the bag.