Hi, again. I am almost finished piecing the top for the quilt my son requested. Of course, this morning he told me he wanted a blanket puppet that he saw on tv :(. When I said that I was going to have his quilt done soon, his response was “but it can’t turn into a puppet”.
Anyways… I better get it done soon so I can move onto the ten other projects that I have waiting in the wings. (I just bought fabric at a fantastic sale at the French Seam to make Lil Bee, my daughter, a quilt for her bed and I am contemplating making something for the EZ Dresden Challenge)
He want this cute little owl fabric, Forest Fun, by Amy Schimler for Robert Kaufman. I decided to fussy cut the owl fabric and do strip piecing around it. I made 2 test blocks–one that is all precise and even and one that is wonky.
I decided to go with block 2–the wonky block. It was less stressful. This is my first improv project and I really like it. I have finished 6 blocks and plan to do 3 more (my son told me he just wanted it the size of his Pooh Bear blanket–small is good:). I’m going to put test block 1 on the back. I’ve made the center owl block a different size for each block to compound the wonkiness/improv feel of the blanket. I’m pretty happy with how it’s turning out. I am trying to decide whether I should sash it–I bought some bright blue Kona for the back and have plenty. I think I want to use that crayon scribble fabric for the binding. What do you think?