Saturday, January 6, 2018

First Blues of the Year

I'm starting off the Rainbow Scrappy Challenge for 2018 with a revamp of one of my projects from last year--the dresden plate lion. As I made this lion head today, I took lots of pictures and made notes so I should have a tutorial for it up sometime this week.

Here's the version from last year. I wasn't too happy with the lion's body...it seemed like too much work without adding much to the design.

So instead, I plan to make a Rainbow Dandy Lion quilt. In the original, the circular mane was cut into an octagon with tilted heads. This is my current plan although I may try squares and other shapes.

And new for this year are postage stamps. This design calls for 19 four by four blocks. The postage stamps finish at one inch square.

Last year I made a pink postage stamp doll quilt and realized this would make a wonderful large block for the rainbow challenge. I will use a consistent beige/white fabric to tie the quilt together, but I don't know what fabric I will use yet.

And last but not least, Molly would like to inspire you to look forward to a brilliant new year where all of your knick knacks are knocked to the ground in an exquisite demonstration of gravity.

12 comments:

  1. What a fun way to make a lion head! So much fun. Lots of great postage stamps too.

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  2. Oh my, that lion is too dang cute! I’m not sure I can resist him. Molly’s pose is rather regal for such a mischievous cat! Tell her to write a book instead of knocking things over!

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  3. Molly looks like she wants to be sure that you were paying attention during the demo. After all, it would be a lot of work to set up for it again...

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  4. Oh, and I love the lions. Even the poor cold blue one. (Looking forward to the tutorial!)

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  5. Wow love the lion head block. I am also thinking about some kind of postage stamp just not sure yet.

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  6. Love your postage stamp pieces--great doll quilts...hugs, Julierose

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  7. You have wonderful ideas for your projects! The dandy lions are really fun! The postage stamp doll quilt is amazing - so many tiny pieces, and lots of pretty color. Enjoy!

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  8. I've always loved the purple lion's head. So glad there's a tutorial in the works. I'm surprised Buddy doesn't get offended by the lack of photo equality.
    Pat

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  9. Wonderful blue lion head. So looking forward to a tutorial. Wow on the postage stamps.

    Lots of displays of gravity at our place, but seldom by the felines. Almost always by the bi-peds. lol

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  10. Such a wonderful variety of BLUE scraps in those blocks!!

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  11. Hi Sally,
    I always scroll to the bottom of your email posts to see if it contains a Molly/Buddy picture or update. You cannot imagine how much I love seeing pictures of them. Now back to the real subject - I love your blue lion! And the postage stamps make a wonderful block - so much goodness in this post. And Molly. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  12. Postage blocks look wonderful, what a great RSC idea. I love your lion faces!

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