Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Frog Prince

Any froggers out there? I'm one kind of by default. It all started with one plaster frog my daughter gave me years ago, and I'm not sure when it got out of control. Now it's an easy gift opportunity - which is great! I wish more people had well-defined areas of interest to make gift giving easier. In this case, it's resulted in hundreds of frogs. My office is crammed with every conceivable frog ever made! Patients bring them in all the time. Someone tried to count one time, and gave up at 180-something. Many are put away in boxes with the thought that someday I'll rotate the displays. (sure I will)
A couple of years ago I made this wall hanging for my office and I still love it. It sure gets the comments! It's covering up a lame landscape print that I looked at for 6 years before I had to get rid of it or scream. I had a blast making it, and it was the first quilt made in our new house, and one of my first ribbon winners ever - third, I think. My granddaughter has designs on it, and I may have to make one for her before she gets big enough to knock me over and take it. She showed a love of frogs from the get-go. Her first Easter she was 6 months old, and I put a silky bunny and a stuffed frog in her basket. She never did bother with the bunny, it was frog all the way! But I digress, again. Something nagging in the back of my puny little brain is telling me it's time for a new frog wall-hanging for the office. I have a really cool pattern called Bullfrog Boogie, and I might tackle that, but it's a whole mess of teeny tiny pieces......... dunno if I can be that patient. I have a box full of frog wrapping paper that people bring me, and I've thought of using those cartoony guys for some sort of applique. This one is going to be hard to beat, I think, but I'm going to have to change it out. It can't hang around forever, and it's been a long time already. Perfect! Another project! LOL.....

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9 comments:

Elaine Adair said...

Wonderful quilt! Happy, cheerful! N wonder you hear comments.

Conni Lu said...

I'm not a froggie collector but a friend brought me an interesting dish once that has some little frogs around the lip of the dish and they're so cute. It doesn't really 'go' with my decor but my grandkids like it. :D Nice quilt!

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

OMG! I love those frog faces!!. I'm not a collector but, I want to make this quilt.

Thanks for commenting on my blog glad to find you too!

Wendy said...

Love the frogs, they are so cheerful.

Rosy said...

OMG, that is "froggy awesome"! I can imagine how it would cheer up your clientle.

Finn said...

What a wonderful wall hanging...Mr. Personality Plus showing their stuff on this one!
I think it will be hard to beat, but I'll bet you have lots of fun trying..*VBS*

Quilting Kim said...

Love all those bright colors in your frog quilt.

Anne said...

Qute quilt!!! I'm not much of a frog person, but i made a version of "Down by the pond" for a friend's 30th birthday last year - meaning I had to stitch a few frogs. I'll post a picture of it one of these days.

Nancy said...

A GREAT quilt! thanks for sharing it.