Thursday, August 1, 2013

Happy Birthday are always in my heart.

Here is where I stand with Krazy Kattle the Buggy Barn pattern called Crazy 'Til the Cows Come Home.  The barn is done along with the trimming of all the cows.  I trimmed my cows a bit larger than the pattern called since I would have taken off too much of their feet when the blocks are sewn together.  I have eyes, brows, and nostrils on many of them, but the remaining need a trip to a LQS for more black felted wool.  I should be okay with the cream felted wool to finish the eyes.  I also need to find a stripe that goes with the whole project that becomes the outside border.  The house is longer and skinnier than the cows also the barn is taller and wider than the cows.  These elements make the border pieces all different in size when the time comes to cut.  Below is the start to the house.  Fabrics selected and pattern copied onto freezer paper.

Today being the first day of a new month of 2013...Marti of 52Quilts has selected the next UFO number to be worked.  It is #11 which for me is Nine Patch Dance by The Calico Horse (seems they've changed their name?).  It is made up of 100 9-Patch blocks in three different color combinations.  I'm using blues, greens, and ivorys entirely from my stash.  If you've been following my blog you'll know that I love constructing 9-Patch blocks in any size.  I'm suspecting Korral (since it is already cut) will materialize quickly.

It has been great having Bonnie Hunter's 2013 Split 9-Patch Leader and Ender project going on while I sew the Buggy Barn pattern...there is practically no chance for chain stitching any of it.  In the meantime lots of progress has been made on this project too.


Janet O. said...

Cute barn! I'm loving the cows--with eyelashes, even!! : )
Nine-Patch Dance will be very pretty. I love the cool blues and greens.

Betty said...

Really looking great, the cows are super.