Remember this one?
|First completed quilt-zzzzz|
Now have a look at this one...
|Second completed quilt-zzzz|
Yep, your eyes are not deceiving you - there ARE two quilts!!
The top one is set with the blocks straight and the second
was done using an on-point rail fence setting.
The only difference to the naked eye is that the machine quilter used two different patterns. That, and the second one is slightly bigger than the other. Both quilts 'read' as being whole cloth BUT (and here's the problem) having used six different shades of white fabrics to create the blocks just ends up making them look dirty. Yellowed, actually. I really hope the kids aren't disappointed when they get them....but I'm not going to be a bit surprised if they are. I know I am.
So, because of all the boredom above, how be I send you off to see something a whole lot more interesting?
1. Go HERE to see a good video for creating beautiful ribbon roses and leaves.
2. For those of you who are knitters and crocheters, you might find the information HERE regarding how to avoid pain in your hands useful. I think this would be worthwhile for embroiders too.
3. For some really cute patterns for toys (many of them are free) check out THIS designer on Ravelry.
4. And, finally, for some beautiful crazy quilted ribbon work eye candy, have a look on Connie's blog post HERE.
Today your quote is from Brian Dyson.... "Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special"