Wednesday, October 29, 2014
WIP Wednesday: Forest Abstractions Stag
I think this guy is a keeper, I am pretty proud of him. I am not much of a paper-piecer- all of those amazing creations people create just blow me away. I've been doing paper piecing with the Union Jack blocks- but those are straight lines and squares- this stag is all about angles. I also had a significant struggle towards the end that was due to a minor pattern error and poor copies of the pattern. (If you are planning to do this quilt- shoot me an email and I will be happy to share some advice related to the troubles I encountered). But he's done and I am thrilled. He's going to be the centerpiece of my DYO Sampler and it's really motivated me to make more and more blocks for that quilt. I think AMH feathers are next.
I was drawn to this pattern because I think the design is so striking. I also think it's a nice personal nod to my move to Colorado- we see deer all. the. time. Once a fawn and a local cat took a nap for hours near each other in our backyard! I think they like our yard because we are the only house on our street without a dog (don't get me started about the dog mania that exists in this state!)
I probably won't be posting as frequently within the next few months because I am going to start working on gifts for the holidays. This space won't be totally silent- when I have something I can share- I will definitely be here.
Linking up with WIP Wednesday.