Thursday, January 09, 2014

The Platypus Surprise!

Isn't that a great title for a blog post? The Platypus Surprise! I bet those three words have never appeared together at any time in history until now!

I had bought the fabric a good ten years ago and then it sat around for a couple more years because as much as I liked it, I had no idea what to do with it. Then inspiration finally did strike, and I worked on it for a while and put it away and then repeated those stages a couple of times and it has been a couple of years now since I last looked at it.

Lo! And behold! All of the blocks were finished! All of the blocks were sewn together! All that it lacked was border and the long strip of fabric for that was right there! So I got everything pressed, and divided the long strip into fourths (one for each side of the top) and measured and cut and stitched and -- viola! -- the First Flimsy of Ought Fourteen!

I'm thinking you can prolly click on the photo to enlarge it if you want to see the platypuses in their resplendent gold-flecked glory (oh, go on, you know you want to!).

So I'm going to go ahead and make the binding and then put this back in the box until a very specific kind of gift is needed. And then the platypuses will go to their rightful home . . . .


6 comments:

LizA. said...

Ah so, they are platypuses! Love the setting, it really shows off the fabric. Good for you, day 9 of the new year and one down already.

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a FUN quilt top! Congrats on the finish stage!!

Janet O. said...

How did such a cute quilt stay buried for so long?
When the time is right, this is going to make someone very happy! : )

Barbara Anne said...

What a wizard quilt!! As my friends downunder would say, I imagine you're well chuffed (completely pleased) at how it turned out. Congrats on the finished top so early in the new year!!

Are you sure the plural isn't platypae?? Yes, the two years of Latin I took in high school haunt me to this day.

Hugs!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Platypusses (or is it platypi?), I dare say, are a surprise element on any yardage... so very cute! This is such a brilliant pattern to showcase that background! Well done, my friend.

Anonymous said...

However you spell the name, this is the first time I've seen these duck-billed mammals printed on fabric. How cool! It would have been my "funky fabric of the day" if I had discovered it in Mary Jo's Cloth Store!