Monday, January 23, 2012

Baby steps to becoming Dan

You might remember a few months ago when I found Dan's blog, Piece and Press.  I was rendered speechless...not an easy feat.  He's the genius behind the Green Stag Quilt.  (Someone other then myself bought it...I will never recover...it's the one that got away...)  Anyway, since I want to be just like Dan, I tried my hand at reverse applique.  I made a block for do. Good Stitches. It just so happens that Dan just revealed his latest project too.  I bet you won't be able to tell which is mine and which is Dan's....
You're probably having a hard time with this one since they're both so intricate and advanced, so I'll go ahead and tell you the answer...mine is the heart and Dan's is the giraffey one (check out his process posts too, here and here).   I know that was a tricky one.  I mean, they're practically the same.  (Ok, I can't even type that with a straight face!)  But you have to start somewhere, right?  Baby steps to becoming Dan...   

8 comments:

  1. I love your heart! I was so glad when it came to my house that I thought about "forgetting" to put it in the quilt, but then I felt bad, so it's stacked up and waiting on sashing fabric to arrive. Great job, Shannon. Getting better every day! ;)

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  2. Dan is the MAN! I just LOVE his quilts, especially that green stag ::drools:: Someday, I wanna be just like Dan too!

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  3. Heh, heh! I love the little baby heart -- it makes the block even cuter! :)

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  4. New follower here! LOVE all your great quilts!! I am loving your reverse applique quilt and the itty bitty heart..so cute :o)

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  5. OMG, you're a riot! I really almost didn't know *wink wink*. To be honest with you, I think it's awesome that you are trying out new techniques and challenging yourself. It will keep your love of quilting alive and keep us readers amazed with your progress :)

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  6. You are so funny. :) And yes, Dan is amazing. You have to start somewhere, and your first reverse applique looks beautiful!

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