Monday, June 11, 2007

Boondoggle a la Flamingo



Chris came up with the idea that she, Beth, and I should all do Boondoggle Quilts together. She then bought us all rulers and patterns and sent them out so that we could all do them at the same time. I got Jeanie involved here in Cody so now all four of us were going to Boondoggle. Well, between re-doing a bathroom, graduation, a new job, and just plain life in general, the Boondoggle virtual retreat didn't work out.


I finished my quilt a few months ago, so as incentive to the others I am posting it as a solo act. The reason for my excitement was because I was so eager to use the embroidery designs called Fantasy Flamingos by Cactus Punch.


I stippled the embroidered flamingo blocks. The dots on the black are hologram dots which really makes the art deco feeling of the quilt just shine. I did redesign the blocks a little so the diamond isn't like the pattern exactly.
Come on girls........The bathroom is done, graduation is over, Germany is a distant memory, the job, well, it's just always going to be there, and Jeanie, you have to finish before the baby get's here!

3 comments:

Beth said...

I'm so jealous! Molly is not leaving as soon as we thought (the apartment not ready) and on top of that, our 21 year old son is back with us for the summer! I did pull out the ruler and directions last week and was seeing if I have enough fabric around here to work on it. Yours came out so nice! I need someone to show me how to quilt on my sewing maching...

Jeanie Kieft said...

Ok I got the message. As you know I am so very close. I will have to get going faster on it now I can tell!!!
Does it count that I got some other stuff done?

Debbie said...

I love the quilt. great design.I made my husband a similar one for Florida.He loved it.I will try to find the photo so you can see it .I have the same blocks embroidered also. cute cute cute!!!! Debbie Kelly
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