This was originally posted over at Suture for a Living on October 4, 2008.
As you can see from the time line in the Twitter messages, the idea for this quilt began more than a month ago. I went back through the messages too late to find the first one where I believe Theresa (ruraldoctoring) or maybe it was PeggiKaye asked if I had ever seen or made a lobster quilt block. At the time Zippy was at Theresa’s and was about to head to Hawaii with Happy (Hospitalist).
|@ruraldoctoring I found a lobster quilt block pattern. http://www.doughtydesigns.com/…” August 25 at 2:42 pm|
|@rlbates Yay lobster quilt! Maybe put that on your to-do list for someday. Would be a great fundraiser to raffle/auction it off. August 25 at 3:40 pm|
|@rlbates I love the Lighthouses and Lobster pattern. It looks like Zippy (not as cute, of course). Not crazy about the background, tho’. August 25 at 3:47 pm|
|Lobsters http://twitpic.com/bkz7 01:55 PM September 14, 2008 from twitterrific|
|@ruraldoctoring So true. What do you think of my lobsters? 02:10 PM September 14, 2008 from twitterrific in reply to ruraldoctoring|
|@ruraldoctoring Some times only one & sometimes several. Usually in different stages. It’s an Hawaiian appliqué 02:16 PM September 14, 2008 from twitterrific in reply to ruraldoctoring|
|@rlbates Because you’re so productive! I’ve never quilted, but have been a knitter for years and there are 100s of UFOs in my house! 02:18 PM September 14, 2008 from twhirl in reply to rlbates|
|Cathy627||@rlbates I love the lobsters. It looks like a cut out snow flake. 02:20 PM September 14, 2008 from web in reply to rlbates|
|Cathy627||@rlbates did you design that Lobster pattern yourself? 02:56 PM September 14, 2008 from web in reply to rlbates|
|@Cathy627 Yes, but it is a blend of two patterns. I’ll post about it when I get farther along 03:27 PM September 14, 2008 from twitterrific in reply to Cathy627|
|Cathy627||@rlbates OK. I will look forward to that post. 03:53 PM September 14, 2008 from web in reply to rlbates|
So Cathy, here’s the explanation of how I arrived at the pattern. I enlarged the lobster pattern I found here and then “blended” it into the “Hoya” Hawaiian appliqué block. The Hoya block I found in a book I have called Hawaiian Quilting by Elizabeth Root.
I’m not a fast hand appliquér. I am toying with the idea of trying to machine appliqué this one. We’ll see.
[And by the way, Theresa, there are many UFO’s around my house, too.]
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