Posts tagged: frog quilt top

Sep 12 2012

Disappearing Frogs

While I was waiting for my machine quilting thread to arrive, I decided to make a small quilt with the remaining fabric from the Frog quilt.  The disappearing nine patch pattern seemed like a good pattern to showcase the frogs.

The disappearing nine-patch pattern was all the rage at our quilt guild a couple of years ago.  I became curious as to who had invented it, so I did some sleuthing and discovered that it was Nancy Brenan Daniel with her book Slice ‘Em & Dice ‘Em Quilts.

The pattern I settled on was Large Blue Star from her book.

This quilt top measures 40″ square and was completed on Sunday afternoon.  I really like the addition of the yellow fabric for the star points.

The quilting thread arrived on Monday and it only took 45 minutes to complete the quilting.  I will reveal the completed Alphabet quilt in the next post.


Aug 29 2012

A Frog Finish

The frog quilt top is finished and BOY – is it green!

I feel that the reason this project became a UFO is because it is so green. Blue is my favorite color followed closely by red.  I was going to say that it will be awhile before I tackle another green quilt when I realized that I have plans for the leftover frog quilt and fabric for a dinosaur quilt which will be green and orange.  What do they say about famous last words?

Here is a close up of the focus / border fabric.  All those frogs looking out at me from behind the leaves puts a smile on my face. 

The next item on my list is to machine quilt the alphabet quilt.  It will be a meander in rainbow colored thread.

What are you working on tonight?