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The Mysterious Corn Dog

March 18, 2015

"All the time."  "Soulless" by Gail Carriger ♦♦♦♦♦

Okay, the title is a bit of a stretch, but better than "A corn dog box project and a mystery quilt", right? This is kind of a throwback post... I found it in my drafts folder. Quilt retreat is coming up in about 6 weeks and these pictures (and thoughts) are from last year's retreat. Let's call it a bonus post, mmm'kay?

Last year at retreat I put the final borders on the Oh! Christmas Tree quilt, one of the first corn dog box projects I grabbed for my (2014!) New Year's Resolution.

I've realized that a lot of my projects get stalled at the border stage; I wonder if it's because all the "hard" work is done? Maybe borders bore me? I don't know, but there are a couple-few more projects that are ready to quilt except for borders.

I already have the backing fabric purchased so 'all' I have to do is baste and quilt it now. (Like that's going to happen any time soon...!)

Aaaaaand the mystery part. I designed "A Day At The Zoo' as a mystery quilt for the New Year's Day 2013 class. Probably only the second quilt I've ever designed without triangles; it was a big hit at the class. All of the quilts finished in the mystery class were stunning, and the quilters really worked some magic with their fabric choices. Also, it was actually FINISHED in one day (everyone arrived with pre-cut strips).

What a great kit to cut and take to retreat, right?

I was able to pull all of the necessary fabrics from my closet (yay!). The kit fit perfectly into a corn dog box.

After less than a day of sewing I had the body done, but though I had time I waited until the next day to put the borders on.

Yes, I think there's something to my border aversion.

Anyhoo, here it is in all its blurry glory. It was a lovely and easy pattern (even if I do say so myself) with nice big pieces and almost no seam matching. (If I were ambitious, I'd go find the quilt top - because of course it's still 'just' a top - and take a better picture. I'm not.)

Hmmm. I think this might be the next pattern I publish.


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At 4/20/2015 7:17 AM, Blogger Carrie P. Babbled Back:  

That is a great quilt. Love the puzzle fabric. I bet it was a big hit at the retreat.

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