Saturday, August 31, 2013


This octopus quilt has been a hot item lately...

.I haven't counted how many I have done in the last two months but there have been quite a few.

 I recently got an order for this octopus and they wanted the pink and brown polka dots like the one they saw.

 Thanks heavens I know where to get more fabric.

 I had enough but I was in my room late one night and was prepping this octopus

 and was able to maneuver the octopus on the pink polka dot scraps to where it would work.

 I was sooooooooooooooooooooooo excited that I wouldn't have to go and buy new fabric.

 Well...maybe it was the late hour,

Maybe it was the fact that my light bulbs were out over head

 and I was working by a lamp across the room.

 What ever the reason.

 I fused the octopus on the right side of the fabric.


 If I were a cursing woman, you would have been able to hear some not so nice words...but since I am silent in that area I just called myself all kinds of names (don't know which is worse).

 So...the next morning I make my way to the fabric store to buy another yard.

Other than that, this octopus went together like a breeze.

I don't think I have ever had a quilt go together so effortlessly.  It was a pleasure.

Maybe it was because I did it in between a project I am doing....have been doing...seems like I have been working on this one project forever and can't wait to show you.

Anyways, when I would get bored....I would pull out the octopus...and work...put it away until it was needed to chase away the monotonous routine....

The one receiving this is Samoan so I used some of my Samoan fabrics for the back.

UMMMMM Ummmmmmm stinking GOOD!!!

Just a plug for this octopus pattern,  if you would like to purchase it, just email me.  


  1. Darling baby quilt! Love, love the pink polka dots!!

  2. I can imagine the names you called yourself, Barb. Grrr. LOVE the backing fabric!!!

  3. Your Octopus looks wonderful in that dotty fabric. I love it.

  4. I have to laugh because I have fused the right side (which is the WRONG way to fuse.) Your finish looks great.

  5. I have always loved this pattern but I think this is the best one you have ever made...I just love this color combo! Super cute and the backing is perfect..they will love it!

  6. I love the Samoan fabric on the back.

  7. Really cute , I am waiting to see the front of the quilt you are working on but I love the back.
    Blessings Sandra


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