Tuesday, March 30, 2010
A whale of a challenge
So my bloggy friend Sandra and I were checking out some of the same web sites and links and were both admiring this selvage whale here. Being the cool crafty bloggers we are ~ she challenged me to a Whale Off (blogged by her here). We each had till the end of this month to complete our whales.
I not only met the challenge, I kicked it's butt. I chose to piece and quilt my whale. I used a fat quarter pack that I've had for quite some time. It was just waiting for the perfect project and this was definitely it.
Well it actually was a bit challenging for me because it's just pattern pieces with no directions. I wasn't thinking and cut out two left sides and no right sides the first time I did it. I blame the amazing amount of ibuprofen I've been taking after hurting my knee (which is a whole nother story).
It was a really fun project to do and I'm thinking they would make great presents for the little girls and boys in the family for next Christmas. I'd want to embroider their eyes though to eliminate the buttons ~ now lets see if I actually get it done. Considering I just sent out some of last year's presents I wouldn't hold my breath.
As for Sandra's whale, she chose a different whale pattern that didn't quite work out.. but I hereby grant her an extension to look for a new whale pattern cause I can't wait to see what my super talented friend comes up with!
Oh and if you are looking for some crafty inspiration head over here to Adventure's in Alice Land. She is having a great crafty give away!