Monday, January 2, 2012

Have a froggy new year!

Yesterday I was going through one of my CQ containers, a rolling 3 drawer chest, and found the pattern to make this little guy. From finding the pattern to finished product took about 5 hours, so a fun quick project.

I never can seem to follow a pattern or the directions exactly, so I made some major modifications to the assembling process. This is supposed to be a case for glasses or for sewing notions. My glasses fit into it perfectly, but it's not the most practical thing.

I'm hoping to make this a jumping (or hopping, if you will) off point and modify the pattern further to make a more practical case for needles or other notions. It might need to be bigger, I'm not sure yet. I have a second CQ piece to work up, and then I'll try cutting a bigger one and actually finishing it more like the directions state.

I also have a pattern somewhere around here for sheep that have quilt blocks as their sides. They'd be great with CQ quilt blocks, and done in whites and creams with pastel embellishments for Easter/spring, or black, for the black sheep, with jewel tones.


Laurie said...

That's just too freaking cute!

crafty cat corner said...

I love, love this frog, what an innovative idea for patchwork. I am always trying to think of other ways to use my crazy pieces and this is brilliant. would you mind if I copied at some time, not to sell, I don't sell my patchwork, took too long to do and I can't part with it. lol

Juli said...

Janet, I love it!

jacki said...

I love frogs too. My first crazy quilt was a frog. You have just the right touch of embelishments on him... to still keep that warm froggy feeling.