This little colt is from the "Henry" pattern in Jill Hamor's lovely pattern book, Storybook Toys. It's the first project I've made after more than a month of ooh-ing and aah-ing and generally drooling over the dollies within. I added an applique (the barn from Violet Craft's Madrona Road) but otherwise stuck straight to the pattern; one thing I might change would be to make the mane longer.
I used fabric and yarn I had on hand but I still have the saddle to sew up. I can't get over how cute this little guy is! He stands well but his back legs splay out a little and it could be the direction I cut the fabric or uneven stuffing but his head tilts a tad. However, I believe these two
mistakes features really add to the newborn foal appeal.
What do you think?
|Coin Strips in hot colors|
It's also my month as QUEEN BEE in the Modern Stash Quilting Bee on Flickr. I picked an original paper-piecing pattern by Marcia Hohn at Quilter's Cache; it's called the Tallahassee block and I'm really pleased with my first few tries at it.
I call them "Blooms." Sewn together, four make a 12 inch block. The inspiration for all of this was the Quilter's Cache block I bookmarked almost one year ago (before I knew how to paper-piece!) and this pillow made by Jennifer LGB on Flickr; it's one of my all time favorites in my "favorites" on Flickr.
All month long, my quilting bee "hive" mates will be stitching up these little goodies for me; I can't wait until all those awesome little packages start to arrive! Did I mention my birthday is in April?