Sunday, December 28, 2008

I love how this turned out


This pattern is called 5 & Dime. If ever you are in the need of making a fun, easy quilt, in a short amount of time . . . you ought to try this one. It comes in a lap and a twin size. This is the lap and I thought it a generous size. I think Vickie E. may have used this pattern before. My friend Judy (No Blog) made this in an Amy Butler color way and I just loved it. I think this is a good pattern to use a collection of fabric with. I needed 1 7/8 y of the larger print and 6 fats. This is Lakehouse fabric and I love the girlyness of it. Seriously, it took me less than 10 minutes to cut fabrics because you stack the fats and give them a whack. I love that. Does anyone else know any other patterns that call for that kind of cutting? I'd love to hear about them.

Sorry that this is such a gloomy picture. It has been raining here for 2 days straight and has melted the 12 inches of snow we had. We have a moat surrounding our house. It has been a gloomy week here as I had a collegue and friend pass away on Christmas day. She was one of those wonderful, loyal, committed people who the whole world seems to notice. I wonder how it will survive without her? I feel badly for her family and her closest friends. There seems to be such saddness this holiday season.

9 comments:

Pat said...

I am sorry to hear about your friend. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I love your quilt too. Ten mins to cut...I may have to try that.

Janet, said...

I am sorry about your friend. It is so sad to lose a friend, especially on Christmas day. I like your lap quilt, I'm going to be starting a throw in a few days, it needs to be finished by the 17th. My son is getting married and I want it to be one of my gifts to him and his girlfriend.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Please know that my heart hurts with you - losing a loved one is so hard. blessings, marlene

Tine said...

Sorry about your friend :( That is just awful!

The quilt is beautiful, I love the girlyness too :)
I hope you have had a great Christmas, despite your loss, and I wish you a happy and blessed New Year..

Thimbleanna said...

I'm finally catching up with all your posts Ms. Dandelion! You've been a very busy quilter this season. I love your projects -- especially that very cool house quilt!

PunkiePie said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. That's terrible news. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

On a happier note, I really like that quilt and pattern. I think it will go on my "to buy" pattern list.

Jen :)

amandajean said...

that quilt is really really cute! i love it!

sorry to hear of the loss of your co-worker. hugs to you.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I am sooo very sorry about your friend. How awful. My thoughts are with you!!

mamabug said...

I find that I need to catch up on my favorite blogs after the holidays. It saddens me to hear about your friend. I hope everyone's hearts are now on the mend. The 5 and dime pattern turned out darling. This pattern is by my friends , mother and daughter Angie and Louise from my hometown. They also did the pattern just can't cut it (you may want to try it too) Happy Happy New Year a little belated. Kathie