Thursday, July 14

Mocha, the Stubborn

It went like this...

"Mocha you need to move. I have to make the bed..."
Mocha stares at me. I pick him up and move him. 
He jumps back up.
I move him and make most of the bed. 
He jumps back up.
I'm tired of moving him.
He stands his ground in this spot for the next six hours, just to be stubborn. 

That cat is just too funny :) I think I'll call him "Mocha, the Stubborn" from now on!


Monday, July 11

The Mayan Mosaic Quilt Pattern

One talented quilt pattern designer, Suzy Quilts, is releasing a new quilt pattern on July 21st called the Mayan Mosaic Quilt. She included me in a test run of the pattern, and I simply can't wait to show you what I cooked up!

The only areas that I deviated from her pattern were to 1) eliminate the last row on each end of the quilt (the triangle rows) because I was running out of fabric, 2) use four fabrics instead of the combination of five fabrics Suzy used in her pattern. I wanted to use five fabrics, but after debating on fabric color combinations for over an hour, I wasn't able to find a fifth color that I loved enough to use with the other four colors that I was DYING over. And then 3) I used a different method for creating my HST's than the pattern called for, but that didn't change the resulting finished HST's in size, just a matter of personal experience at what method I work better with.

This pattern was slightly more time consuming than I originally thought because of creating 120 HST's. Those always take me a while, even though the time goes quickly when I start a Netflix series. Then again, if I wasn't trying to knock out this quilt in the span of two days while my husband was out of town for a band trip, it might not have seemed as time consuming! ;)

I machine quilted this quilt...very simply. I didn't want to distract from the design.

The instructions in this pattern were clear and easy to follow. Suzy listed a couple additional color combos at the end of the pattern to kick your imagination into gear and included a blank quilt pattern for you to fill in your own colors to get a feel for how it would look.

My symmetry lovin' heart gives this quilt pattern a fave review! Plus, the resulting quilt is STUNNING in person!

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