Thursday, February 4, 2010

How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?

Those are some mighty colorful doggies in these windows! I finished the little baby quilt and it's on its way. Coincidentally, I finished it last night and then I found out that the baby was born at 12:13 p.m. yesterday. How's that for timing!


I love the bright colors in this one.




But, I made the back much more muted, just for a change if the brightness gets to be too much.




Here's a close-up of the fabric on the back. How sweet is that?


I also made one of those necessity discoveries while I was pinning the quilt "sandwich" together. My poor fingers got so sore! And that's not even telling about the number of times I stuck myself. Anyway, I discovered that a steel crochet hook is a very good tool for opening and closing those safety pins. Yay! I know there is a tool made specifically for that, but I don't have one and as usual I was doing this in the middle of the night - not a good time for shopping.

Of course Chloe had to show me how she thought it should be done!
Hugs and kisses,

8 comments:

  1. That certainly is a happy bright quilt I love it, God is good, you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. lol

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  2. Elaine it's beautiful! Am sure little Piper will love it and hopefully pass it on to her own daughter.
    And to think that you were there when Kathy was born! I was going through her stuff and saw the card from the flowers you sent us 38 years ago!
    Thinking and praying that all goes well.
    Love you,
    Carmen

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  3. Wow! That's perfect timing! And a cute little quilt -- I love the back!

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  4. Elaine, the quilt is beautiful. Love the back too.
    Cute kitty too!
    Hugs and blessings,
    Millie

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  5. What a cheerful and vibrant quilt! I thought I had left a comment on this ealier, but guess it did not go through. Elaine, you do such wonderful work..........so glad Chloe is there to help you also! blessings,Kathleen

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  6. What a fabulous quilt Elaine! the recipients will love it. The colours caught my eye straight away and a good idea to do a more muted, equally beautiful backing. You are talented that's for sure! ans Chloe looks as helpful as my cats ;o)) x Congratulations to new parents.

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  7. Awwww...just in time! that quilt is so cute. And thanks for the tip about the safety pin. I have plenty of hooks.

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