The day after I finished the Pirate Puff Quilt, I got this next puff quilt done (click this link to find the tutorial at HoneyBear Lane). I had a hard time sending this one off and away...I loved it, but since we aren't the ones having the baby I figured we didn't need it. Sigh. Good thing I saved the templates so I can make me one someday.
I found darling wood cutouts at the store that I fell in love with. I looked all over for fabric to match them, but nothing quite fit, so I decided I was going to make my own. Only there was a problem with that as well...there were only 6 animals and I needed 8 to make the pattern work just right (2 animals of each color). So I went to work and designed two more animals so that there would be two animals of each color. I came up with the snail and the hippo and the others I used the wood cutouts. I used squares of heavy muslin and traced the outlines of the animals on, and then I painted 4 of each animal.
Again, I used the leftover binding as the tie for this blanket, and then I attached a little scrap-booking name tag.
Here are the 8 animals up close. I can't decide which is my favorite...I love them all.
2 baby presents down...many more to go.