I've had so much fun making these blocks - and I particularly loved making this one ....
This is the only block that has a dog as well as the cat. At first I thought, How sweet! They look so cute together, like best friends. But then I looked closer and noticed the look on that cat's face .......
She looks as if she's saying, "Really? You've tied me up in these stupid RIBBONS with this stupid DOG???? You know I can't stand even being in the same room with him!!! He DROOLS and he BEGS!!! No self-respecting cat would ever do something so GROSS!!! Ewwww ... I think he's drooling on my shoulder!!!!"
And next to her is that sweet little dog, all doey-eyed with love and almost quivering in his happiness to be all cuddled up next to his cat sibling whom he adores. LOL!!!!
Such is the special talent of Laurel Burch that she gave her art such character and LIFE!!!
In fact, I fell so far in love with this block that I decided it needed to be my center block for the quilt.....
See how the lines of the blue and purple make a nice frame for the chains made by the Sew Sweet Simplicity blocks around it? (Note - see my note at the end of this post if you love those SSS blocks as much as I do!!!) And since Cozy Afternoon has five block designs, the quilt will end up in a perfect nine block square :)
This was actually the first CA block I made, and it was while I was planning it that my final plans for the overall quilt design came together in my mind. I knew if I wasn't careful, all these bright colors and designs would just become a jumbled hot mess!
I decided I wanted those wonderful hot colors - pinks, oranges, reds, yellows - to pop and play in the block centers ...
......with those luscious cool colors - blues and purples - framing and containing all that color explosion :)
And this is how the blocks are looking all together so far ..... I think my plan is working!
|Block #5 will go in that bottom left section|
I love that Mad About You quilt! Quilt block designs with curves have always appealed to me - and of course those colors are right up my alley :) And who doesn't need an adorable tote bag to carry our latest hand project in style?
For more opportunities to win, go to Jacquelynne's blog post HERE and find links to all the other bloggers who are showing off their blocks today and hostessing the Giveaway :*)
This Giveaway is open to anyone - just leave a fun comment on my blog post here and you'll be entered. We will close comments and choose a winner at midnight on Sunday, August 16.
Note: You can still get the Sew Sweet Simplicity patterns from Jacquelynne at her website HERE!)
|Sew Sweet Simplicity by Jacquelynne Steves|
Hugs & Blessings!