Instead, decided to play a little and drew out my next project. It is a free design in the latest issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects, a design by Lori Brechlin of NotForgotten Farm, the design is called Hester.
Dang, that's right, it was designed to be a needle punch design which is punched from the back. Oh well, mine will be facing the other way because I'm not redrawing it for hooking. I have, however, taken a little creative license and might hook the sliver moon in the corner.
Before drawing it out I contemplated making the cat smaller with more background and have a couple pumpkins in the piece. But this is a wonderful whimsical fall cat and decided to keep it big.
The pattern I drew measures 13 1/2 x 17/ 1/4. And as excited as I am to begin hooking it the the Black Kitten Mat needs to be finish for my friend. Soooo, boys and girls, if you'd like to join me in the hooking of Hester journey you have time to draw out your design for either punching or hooking. Would love it if you'd share your progress with me and I'd post our in-progress pictures on my blog and you could do the same if you have a blog. I think it would be fun to show a variety of Hesters. Heck, mine will already be different since it is drawn opposite of the picture in the book.
If you don't subscribe and would like to purchase the magazine or get a subscription this is what this issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects looks like.