Here it is, my very first quilt block design!
It's like birthing a baby, I tell ya! Well, it doesn't hurt as much.
This A Scarlet Thread Scrappy Scottie was a challenge for me in every way. From the drawing of the pattern, to calculating the cutting measurements, to execution, it pushed me to my limit. Which is a good thing. Everyone needs to be challenged every now and then!
There are still a few adjustments that need to be made, such as his nose. I think it needs to be a bit bigger. And the pieced border? Forget it! What a pain! Really, stitching together 1 1/2 inch strips and cutting them to fit the sides....um, no. Never again. But that's okay because I think a border done in four different fabrics will be just as cute.
I am working on getting this pattern* done in a PDF file so that you, our A Thread of Red readers can make one for yourselves. How cute would this be as a baby quilt? Two wide and three tall? Cute, cute. Maybe pink Scotties for a girl and the black for a boy. Actually, I can see this done a lot of different ways! Red and white would be adorable! Eek, the possibilities are endless.
I think I rather like this designing thing. :)
*As this is an original design, I would ask that you honor it and use the pattern for personal use only. Please do not sell the pattern or items made from it. Thank you for understanding.