My crafting and family life journal


Working on the sky background for the frog quilt

Working on the sky background for the frog quilt

Project start

Frog quilt project drawing

Frog quilt project drawing

7/26/2013: I have started working on the second of 4 projects that I have envisioned for my totem series — a frog, the totem of my partner.

wolf quilt top

7/24/2013: Wolf top is done and ready to be quilted. Now I just have to find a quilter to work on the project.
4_26_wolf project

4/26/2012: The wolf’s back and and portions of his face have been cut and placed — need to do some top stitching on the new units prior to stitching them to the background. Unfortunately I lost one of my template pieces for the quilt when sewing room was packed up for room renovations, so I will have to go into Photoshop and generate to piece again.
wolf march13

4/1/2013: sky and wolf back complete now working on the ears.


1/26/2013: Started working on the pattern units — will have a lot of fun with this project.

1/21/2013: The fabrics have arrived and the pattern has been cut apart and are ready to get started.

1/18/2013: Just got a shipping confirmation on the fabrics for this quit. They should arrive sometime next week … I cannot wait to see them.

Getting ready to start a new design project which I have given the working name of “Totems”.

I have always felt that the wolf was my totem, so I thought that is was about time that  I created a quilt that paid homage to that wonderful creature.

The following is the design drawn out on freezer paper.

wolf drawing

I spent a fair amount of time this week selecting fabrics  — a few I had in my stash and others I had to order online (we live in a very rural area so most non-essentials have to be ordered in). So, now I just need to wait for the orders to come in and then the fun begins….


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