Thursday, April 30, 2009

It's An Early Delivery!

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, 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.


BlueRidge Boomer said...

Your right....cute....cute....cute!!!

Great job...keep it up!!


Anonymous said...

hey there, i found you on mayjanes, i'm miss2missus (karen)

this is soooo cute. i love it. Just wanted to let you know its great. :)

parTea lady said...

Makes me think of my Mom when I was a little girl. Whenever I'd ask her to draw a dog, it would be a similar little scottie.

Thanks for sharing your cute pattern.

Lynne Leavell said...

Enjoyed seeing the little scottie pattern in Strip Club on Saturday. Can't wait for you to get the PDF version finalized.