It's Not Easy Being Green
Especially at my house. If you crawl or jump you are likely to end up on the bottom of my foot. My husband knows the lizard scream over any other sound I make and the frog I stepped on in the yard just wasn't fast enough on his legs, not my fault. Green made me think of Kermit and I had a book by Susan Carlson with a frog pattern so I thought I would give it a try. While her quilts are fantastic the process is so messy you can't believe it. You can't tell from the picture but with the exception of the corner pieces everything is little scraps of cloth, hundreds of them. When you get the picture to your liking then you get to go back and glue them down. Then you randomly stitch over the top and when you are through you don't even have to hang it as it will stand nicely due to all the glue and layers. I have my own method of quilting where you forget to put the feed dogs down, force the fabric, break needles and curse. The most important part of course being the cursing. So here is what I suggest (this came to me on the way to the store to get needles), make a copy of your pattern, place it under Wunderunder paper side up and trace your picture. Turn it over and put all of your little scraps on the glue side, when it looks about right iron it down. Anything still loose can be glued. Then remove the paper and iron it to the batting or the back and quilt (don't forget to curse). Now for an explanation for the pictures, I tried to make it 12x12 but the pieces were so tiny they kept falling apart so I made it a little bit bigger and made a pillow cover out of it. Those two black things on the corner are frogs (what else). You can fold the corners over a 12” pillow form or an old pillow and connect it with the frogs front side or back side showing, no cursing required.