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Well, Marcia, I cannot guarantee if my Varmint Chaser will work but I certainly had a couple of giggles while I was creating him in my clay studio. He has googly golden eyes, golden horns and fangs and plenty of little drops to indicate that he's blood-thirsty so he should intimidate something. I scratched up his coat with a toothbrush to give him a rough-and-ready look and I think he'll be ready for action come spring.
I wish you well in the 2020 garden season as you try to outwit the furry invaders.
A friend sent me this idea for Christmas napkins
aww, I don't think he looks mean at all. More kind of pensive and wistful looking. I think it's the big open round eyebrows. He doesn't have Angry Eyes.
I'm stealing Angry Eyes. To use on my kids when I do Text Msg. or such.. LOL
oh gosh that is a cute Varmint Chaser!!
Your Varmint Chaser is so ugly he's cute! We MUST see a photo of him next year among the flowers. Please?
Judy, I just got back from Joann's purchasing Christmas fabric for stockings for DD and her family. Their stockings were ruined in the flood caused by Hurricane Dorian. While in line at the cutting station I saw a fellow quilt guild member. She had a cart full of fabric bolts. She told me about this great pattern for napkins. She's making tons of them for gifts. And now I get home and see your link for the same thing! I guess that means I have to make some.
large red petals, smaller red petals, some stuff in the center, drooping on a glass bowl and baked until firm.
Looks like this one is signed . I love your creativity coming up with original flowers.
I made some of these a few years ago. They look so nice and are not difficult. Hope you try them.
As you might (or might not remember), I am working steadily on my heritage scrapbook albums, which doesn't leave much time for dedicated quilting or sewing. However, as my paper craft room is adjacent to my sewing room, I am constantly hearing the siren call of my sewing projects. I recently succumbed to that call and finished a kit that I had recently bought.
"Tivoli Garden" by Anne Rowan was a complete kit that I bought at a second-hand/second chance vendor at the 2019 Pacific International Quilt Festival. The finished top is about 46"x64", a nicely sized, personal throw.
When you look at the components, you'll see that the most difficult part of this quilt is making (and triming to size) all of the half-square triangles. Everything else is strictly slab-o-borders. I knew that if I started this top, it could be completed in fairly short order.
The beauty of this quilt is that a floral panel is used as the center medallion and a ribbon stripe (cut in half lengthwise) is used as the borders that frame the half-square triangles.
The designer used an ingenious coping technique in the construction of this top. The borders of half-square triangles is supposed to exactly fit the previous border. If you don't get the math right for the previous border, the edge that the half-square triangles gets sewn on to won't be the correct length.
So, what the designer did was to put an "extra" plain fabric block in the middle of the half-square triangle side borders. Look closely and you'll see it. You can vary the size of that "extra" block to fit the space you have between the top and bottom sections. Your eye just never picks it up.
I found that there was *no* such extra block on the top & bottom borders (as there was on the sides). As a result, the middle half-square triangles didn't meet quite exactly as they should in the center. But, since the chevron design is maintained, I'm not bothered by that mismatch.
Life goes on. :-)