Ravelly Followers

Reminder

If you are a "non-responder or OpenID-er" which to me means I have no way of responding to a comment that you've left, please leave a way for me to get in touch with you, especially if you're participating in a Mug Rug Thursday Give-away, blog give-away or if you are asking for information or links.
By leaving your email within your comment, I can find you. I realize that this is sometimes a scary thing to do with scams and all but if you disguise the email as say.....
me at yahoo dot com
this is the perfect way to hide from the unwanted eye. So please help me out if you are one of the non-responders.
Thank you, in advance.....Ravelly Rhonda!!

Dec 21, 2012

A is for Aardvark .ie Earth Pig

A is for Aardvark

Here's my latest finished quilt top. It's a hand embroidery "black work" design project I've had in my head for several weeks.  The animal print fabrics have been sitting in my stash for "years" just waiting for a chance to cheer up a quilt.  
Since I come from an elementary science background, animals have always intrigued me, not to mention, I have an abundance of wildlife in my yard as some of you have read about.
I'm always practicing my hand embroidery skills which are nearly non-existent ...... no really!
I decided to share my designs with everyone who wants to get in some practice and have a great child's quilt at the end of the process, as well.  
Starting in January, I'll be posting, weekly (BOW = Block of the Week), 
the designs and doing a few give-aways to my "FOLLOWERS", as well. I love give-aways and always try to give great fabrics, book and patterns. So if you're into that sort of thing, make sure to become a "FOLLOWER". But you do not have to be a "FOLLOWER" to participate in the BOW.  
It took me about two to three hours on each block which measures 6 1/2 inches unfinished .... but more about all that in January.
below are a few blocks to wetter your appetites.
I chose critters from the Animal Kingdom rather than just domesticated or wild animals. 
I named the quilt "A is for Aardvark" because (1) I love aardvarks which are amazing animals (check out this link for more info); & (2) it was the first block on the quilt.




On a personal note......
My heart is still heavy and prayerful for the families, children, teachers, first responders and community of Newtown, Connecticut. To aid in the healing, Becky at Quilters Corner in New Milford, CT is asking for donations of PILLOWCASES for the 600 or so children of Sandy Hook Elementary.  If you would care to join this effort simply make a pillowcase or cases
and mail them to:
Quilters Corner
312 Danbury Rd.
New Milford, CT  06776

Here's a tutorial video on How-To make a pillowcase. Certainly there are plenty of ways to make them but this is one of my favorites.

3 comments:

Fiesta said...

Your quilt is beautiful Rhonda. Happy holidays

One Minnesota Quilter said...

Wonderful little quilt - love all the animals and prints.
Thanks for the pillowcase reminder.
Happy holidays to you and your family, Rhonda!

Judy

JustCindy said...

I love it! Sew count me in for the BOW. Merry Christmas!

;-}

Don't count the days, make the days count!

Hands2Help

H2H 2013 logo

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Hop