Thursday, April 7, 2011
pdf link for Pennies for Rylee Page 1
from the pattern on my header
Hello spring to all of you, At least I think it is finally spring??....... it has been a winter that seemed to last forever and then some. There's something about starting over, I'm not ready at the moment to tell all that has happened to me, a few of you know and that's all for now. You know I have not blogged for quite awhile but I also have not read emails or done much of anything for months. Physically I am fine, but emotionally a train wreck. But a few days ago I began to talk to a few people and read a few blogs here and there and answered a couple of emails, so I am going begin my life again, to start over, it's my only choice, am not ready to give up completely, sewing and crafting and all that surrounds it, like you my wonderful friends, is what feeds my heart and soul. So here I am, starting over.
What I am going to give to you over the next few weeks are stitch patterns from a quilt pattern I designed for my grandson, 7 years ago see the header photo.............. I am going to break up this pattern and give you these designs for your own use, please do not sell things only give!!!. In the next couple of days I'll post the directions(Sorry I just noticed the directions need teaking for the setting style above.) And FYI as you can see Rylee's quilt is shades of blues, but after I made his, I tried a second version on the design wall, (thank you design wall, it saved me a lot of time) it was scrappy 30's blocks (every block had different fabric colors plus snow white, blocks were stitched in the various colors too) would have been great for a baby boy or girl........it was a miss! The stitching disappeared because your eyes wander around seeking various colors in the blocks and you forgot/missed the stitching. The third version was still various colors of 30's but used only one color per block with the snow kona, turned out much better. But the blue version is still my favorite. If you're looking for something to do and you want to do this old fashioned baby quilt, you will need about 2.5 yds for the background fabric and stitched blocks (draw 6.5 squares , I cut them about 7",center design transfer in preferred method and stitch, then recut to 6.5 so as to keep reaveling to a minimum) and you also need about 32-35 (about 8-9")scraps or 3/4yd contrasting fabric (does not include any borders) Or you can use these easy baby/kids patterns to embellish something else with. Either way have fun.
Don't expect any silly chatter for now..... eventually I'll get back to regular chattiness. But I will give you this bit of silliness, the Hatter told Alice, "You have have lost your muchness" , well she found hers and I hope mine will return too. But I need to slay a couple of dragons, or at least run them off Be back soon, I promise. Cyndi