A few years ago I designed a quilt called ‘Bricklayer’. I made it out of ‘brick’ reds, browns, and creams, and the design reminded me of the brick home I grew up in, hence it’s name. It was a great masculine quilt. It’s sometimes hard to find quilt patterns for men. I made kits and sold patterns, but I never marketed it much as I always had in the back of my mind that this would be really cute in a smaller version for a baby quilt as well.
It FINALLY feels like spring is here! Although it’s been really windy here the last week or so, it was warm enough yesterday to get out in the yard and start cleaning up some of the garden beds. A few of my grape hyacinth and crocus are starting to bloom, and the migratory birds are beginning to arrive.
Have you ever been to a restaurant that served many, many, MANY types of food – Italian…. Steak…. Mexican…. Chicken…. Chinese…. American…. etc? Usually when trying to prepare many diverse things, none of them are done particularly well. Then you visit the restaurant that serves ONE thing – let’s say steak. Big steak …… or little steak ……. is the only choice. You KNOW you are going to get a great steak at that place.
I’m LOVING this new pattern that the IQ is sewing out today. It’s called ‘Jingle Bell Dance’ by Judy Lyon, and I found it at Legacy Quilting. Doesn’t it look wonderful on Roxy’s beautiful Christmas Block of the Month?? I set it up at 6-1/2″ high, flipped “Y” on the alternate rows, and offset it 50%. (That’s the technical stuff for all the robotic quilters out there – if you have no idea what I just said, don’t worry about it, it’s not something you need to know! LOL) I’m using Signature Mustard thread and Quilter’s Dream Poly batting. I hope Roxy likes it as well as I do, if not, maybe she’ll wrap it up for me for Christmas!!!