I have had so much fun making these blocks. They come together quite easily and so far I have been able to use all of the fabrics from my stash instead of having to go out and buy more for this project. The blurry little dog that you see here has little spots drawn on him in perma marker and then I did an outline stitch with embroidery floss around each spot. I am using a blanket stitch and french knots with embroidery floss for texture, but the pattern only has you ironing the fabric on the felt using fusible webbing and then using fabric paint for dimension. I like it much better this way - don't you? I think it will hold up under little fussy fingers better.
This cute little guy was very quick to make! The next block will be a little more challenging as I have to make a flag for my "F" Block and blanket stitch around each small stripe.
When I find myself getting bored with this project, I put it away for a bit and take out a baby quilt that I am desperately trying to finish before my granddaughter turns thirty :) I started this quilt before we knew the sex of the baby. She is now two years old. I suffer from being a perfectionist. If I can't complete a project perfectly, I have a hard time finishing it. I got all the way through the quilt process - I even machine quilted most of it. Where I got stuck was at the point of trying to machine quilt around all of the little lambs. I am not the greatest at machine quilting, and didn't want it to look shakey so I put it back in the drawer - for two years! It is made out of the softest flannel material, and the little lambs are made out of fleece. It is really hard to get a good picture - but hopefully you get the idea. Here is a close up. Can you see the little lambs peeking out in the little blocks? I was fortunate to find some cute lamb flannel fabric to go into this quilt.