Friday, February 10, 2017

A Little Bit of Fun

During the past few days I have been having a little bit of fun stitching some animal/bird blocks.

Yesterday I realised how far I have come since hip surgery and how comfortable I feel when standing cutting fabric and also sitting at my sewing machine.

The surgeon is pleased with the outcome and so it will be nice if I don't have to spend and more time in hospital for many years to come.

Back to the blocks - for sometime now I have been contemplating whether or not to take the plunge and buy the Fancy Forest quilt pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.

Linda and I shared the idea with our Sweet Peas sewing group and some of us will be doing this as our project for the year.

To get us started I thought I would make samples of the six different blocks and so far I have the foxes above as well as these two rabbits

and one of the owls.

I love the almost stern look on the owl's face.

It reminds me of our Burmese cat when he gets cross with us.  He can have a bit of a look like that too.

A little bit of fun for today and there is still more to come - Hazel Hedgehog is next.


Jenny said...

Your forest critters look great! Lovely to catch up with you the other day, too.

crazyquilter said...

Thank you, Jenny, they are a lot of fun if you ever have the urge.

Great catching up with you too. You would always be welcome to visit anytime you are in Taupo.

margaret said...

so good to read the hip is working so well and no more pain. What a fun project you are working on now, have done a cat and elephant block but not tried any others

Tired Teacher said...

Fun blocks! I've admired the pattern on blogs, but haven't been tempted. . .yet, that is.

Thrilled to hear your hip surgery brought you relief and that you can sew and cut fabric in comfort.

Mystic Quilter said...

Good to hear that you're feeling comfortable now after surgery. Lovely foxes, it'll be good to see this quilt developing.