On my to-do list: Some hemming projects, placemats, and of course quilting my cat quilt. But I decided to start out with something fun, just to get back in the hang of sewing. I absolutely adore all of the patterns by Don't Look Now Quilts. A friend of mine is having a baby, so in my excitement I ordered this pattern. I really love fusible web applique projects and have done two quilts with this technique. I am comfortable with it and find it enjoyable to do. Additionally, this quilt allows me to use my most fun and crazy fabrics, and can be completed almost exclusively with scraps. It's also a bit of "instant gratification" because I can complete a finished letter set in about an hour and feel very accomplished. So I just decided to sit down and get started.
|A-Alligator. All of these blocks will be appliqued with additional details like, in this instance, eyeballs and smiles|
|B-Butterfly. I am intentionally trying to use whichever fabric I use for the letters in the critter as well for some continuity.|
|I took another shot on a darkers background so you can see their teeth and spikes better.|