Saturday, March 3, 2012

1000 posts...

...and a few photos.

Can you believe that this is my 1000th post?!  Amazing!!  What I find truly amazing is that anyone cares what I write.  But I'll be honest- I value each and every one of you that reads and comments. You are all truly inspiring to me.  I would feel so all alone and 'different' without all of you. Thank you for being here for me.

Now, on to other things.  I was busy all day but don't really feel that I got that much done- or at least, I didn't accomplish everything on my list.  Hmm, I seem to remember others complaining about this.  Maybe we need a support group.  But, a few photos of the day:
 Ticket is just the cutest thing, isn't he??  Here he's begging for a treat.  Amazing how cute 125 lbs (56.7 kg) of dog can be.
 And V is also pretty cute...  at least I think so!
But, I know you're all waiting for baby quilt progress photos...  here's a rough lay out.
I got it all washed, cut out and the 4 patch squares made, they just need pressed. Several things I'm glad of in my  design...  1.  That I found that blue in the stash.  Again- the colors are better in real life than in the photo but it does match the blue in the little bits of sky in the animal print and in the border.  2. That I opted to do the 4 patch and not big squares of all the fabrics. That leopard print is so eye catching that it would be really distracting any bigger and would draw away from the focus fabric.  3.  That I cut the animal print into the big alternate squares.  Any smaller and the design may have been lost.
I should be able to finish the top tomorrow and quilt on Monday.  Hopefully I can be finished in a weekend.

17 comments:

  1. I love that you did the big squares AND the four-squares in the quilt! And, yep, the focus fabric needed to be the big squares.

    Your pup is 125 lbs.!? He must have had a good sized momma and pappa!

    Congrats on your 1000th post. And keep 'em comin'!

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    1. We never met his momma or pappa. Ticket came to us via being dumped at my parent's farm when he was at that awkward stage of a big dog when he weighed 75 lbs but was still a puppy. He has turned into a wonderful dog.
      For the quilt, I'm still worried about that leopard print- it seems to steal the show.

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  2. I wish I could crank out a quilt as quickly as you are! Congrats on your One THOUSAND posts.....isn't that amazing! Cheap therapy, I always say. :)

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    1. It really isn't that difficult of a pattern. A few straight seams. And it's not very big. I only had to do 15 of the 4 square blocks.

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  3. Congrats on your 1000th post! YAYYYY :)

    The quilt looks great. The four squares are a good idea.

    Can't wait to see it all done. :)

    Happy quilting. Take care, Janet W

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    1. Thanks. I should have the quilt top done tomorrow.

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  4. WOW!! 1000 postings are quite alot. I think I'm getting close. I think we started posting about the same time. Love the quilt! It's going to be really bright and fun when your alllll done! Goodness, I thought Ticket was a lot smaller. I guess because I have really never seen a photo of all of him. He is one big doggie!! and yes he is very cute!! Bet he is a good guard dog!! ...debbie

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    1. We probably did start posting about the same time. And, no, Ticket isn't smaller. He is one large puppy. It's amazing how many people are afraid of him just because of his size. But he really is pretty harmless... well, you may need a towel after meeting him because he loves to lick people... and his tongue is HUGE...

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  5. Congrats! Gotta keep the zobies away!!! :)

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  6. Wow, 1000 posts! We are lucky to have you here because we all feel 'different' from time to time. Both the pup and V are quite handsome. lol I love quilts and yours is lovely. I too like the blue, but all the colors remind me of a summer day. I look forward to seeing it when it is done.

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    1. We live such a different lifestyle from all the people I see the most (co-workers) that it is nice to have like minded people to 'talk' to.

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  7. Congrats on 1000! I'll still be reading in 1000 more :) Love the way the quilt is coming along.

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    1. Thanks. 1000 more is hard to imagine!

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