Welcome to Austin Texas, y’all!
Some fun stuff to put on your must-do list while road tripping to Austin:
- The boardwalk trail at Lady Bird lake.
- Catch dinner and a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz.
- The State Capitol.
- Mt. Bonnell.
- Austin’s street art.
Not to mention….QuiltCon!
Also, here are some restaurants we love:
What about fabric stores you ask? Here are a few:
- Bunny’s Designs * Angela, the owner, is also Austin MQG President.
- Stitch Lab *I took my first quilting class there 🙂
- The Common Thread
- Sew Much More * Took my first ever sewing class back in 2009 here 🙂
- Form & Fabric
- The Fabricker
- Honey Bee Quilt
- A Quilter’s Folly *where I purchased Fancy (my Janome 6600p).
Let’s get to the fun block I designed for the QAL.
Meet Jerry the good frog. This block is based on the artwork Jeremiah the Innocent by Daniel Johnston.
**Edited – the links should work now. Sorry!
First sew A & B together, set aside.
Sew C, D, & E together, set aside.
Sew F to CDE, set aside.
Sew G + H, set aside.
Sew AB + CDEF + GH, set aside
For pieces N, O, Q, & P I use a glue stick to hold the fabric in place.
Sew L to M, and then LM to N. Now, LMN + K IJO. Next, sew LMNIJOK + ABCDEFGH.
For the P & Q pieces use some tape to assemble them on the dotted line. Be careful to keep you iron away from the tape when ironing your block. Now, sew ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO to P. Then, ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP to Q.
Et voila! You have Jerry the good frog block.
At this point, you can add in smaller details like the pupils with a fabric marker or embroidery.
Here is another test block I made. I also used fabric markers on this one.
My friend Kelli kindly gave my Jerry block a test for me. Thanks, Kelli! It turned out great. Check out the embroidery on her version. Nice!
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