A seal pup

Despite all the cold weather lately, I am managing to get some

quilts finished.

This quit belongs to Eva. What a great idea to use up all those

scraps.  It never ceases to amaze me of how simple patterns,

the square here, looks so neat when it is used.

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Eva is quite the quilter too. She loves hand work and I think

that she even hand stitched all these small squares onto the

black background. Wow!  A very patient person indeed.

She wanted a panto, an overall design on the top. And since

she loves beige so much, that is what we used for the thread

color on the top and the backing.

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The backing is read and it has all kinds of sewing items on it, such as

needles, thimbles, and thread.

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It is funny how color changes depending on what color its neighbour is.

The beige thread I mentioned above does not look like beige on this red

background, it looks more like cream to me.

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This is a sweet baby panel that I bought at Fabricland. I know, I am not supposed

to shop there for quilting supplies but this baby quilt is for a silent auction

coming up at my Church. I didn’t want to spend a ton of time on making

an original quilt so this one fit the bill perfectly.

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I really do think it will make an adorable baby quilt. I used a white thread

and quilted all around the motifs.

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Here is what the baking looks like. It looks like a plain white  backing

but it is really a pale plaid backing. Both the top and the backing are

flannel as well, not cotton.

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I have just completed my block #2 in a Quilt Along over at

Artquiltdesignsblogspot.com.

This is totally paper pieced and I didn’t use any freezer paper this time.

I completed it alot faster and the paper tore off quickly at the end. I am

a bit disappointed with the fabrics I chose for his face and the water.

The water is a little too dark for the seal pup and his face reminds me of

a lion. What do you think? Can you guess what is missing on his face?

I will take another photo when I get him totally completed.

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I did have alot of fun creating him. Paper piecing reminds me of completing

a puzzle. After I choose all the fabric, it is so exciting sewing all the pieces

together and wondering what it will look like when it is totally finished.

I know, I have issues.

Keep warm and have a great week.

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