Friday, November 26, 2010
I made this squirrel from a pattern in Sew Sunny Homestyle by Tone Finnanger that I checked out of the library. The directions assume you have some knowledge of making stuffed critters. I eventually figured it out. He matches the back side of the Josephs Coat, which is now nearly 1/3 hand quilted. Flying Ninja Tree Squirrel is sitting on his personal blanky - the test piece of the....
By early afternoon, I was about to pull out the Momsicles Popsicles quilt...but got distracted by a piece of fabric and the nagging need to make a quick baby quilt for one of my coworkers.
In the interest of time, I used Wonder Under and a satin stitch. For the record, this is my least favorite method of applique. But I have been underwhelmed by the "sparkle" of the Sparkle thread collection and suspected that it was probably nicely shiny when densely stitched.
I'll add some purple sashing then the strips of the inspiration fabric. Since this needs to be done by next Thurs, it'll have to be a machine-stitched affair, which on my machine means "walking foot".
As for the rest of the to-do list....I got the blocks in an envelope and addressed, but I never left the house. I decided to make the squirrel for the intended recipient of the apron, thus saving me $30 of fabric. It's been a long day already, and we're about to head out to watch the BSU / Nevada football game with friends. Tomorrow's goal: Nap.