"Wake in the deepest dark of night and hear the driving rain. Reach out a hand and take a paw and go to sleep again."
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I've wanted to do some quilting with Akita images for some time. Patterns are hard to find but I came across this paper pieced Akita.
The square is made with a pattern by Linda Hibbert. This was a bit of a challenge for a first-timer! It's was a new technique for me, and I had originally intended to make 4 of these, in different colors, as placemats. I think however that I will content myself with one. Not sure what this square will be made into yet. (It's approx. 8" square) But I do know that if I ever paper piece again, I will make sure the pattern has bigger pieces!
I like my paper pieced Akita though. Think she looks a bit like Bella?
"We should understand well that all things are the work of the Great Spirit. We should know the Great Spirit is within all things: the trees, the grasses, the rivers, the mountains and the four legged and winged peoples; and even more important, we should understand that the Great Spirit is also above all these things and peoples. When we do understand all this deeply in our hearts, then we will fear and love and know the Great Spirit, and then we will act and live as the Spirit intends" ~ Black Elk