Wednesday, May 29, 2013

WIP Wednesday - Picnic Pals Quilt

During the holiday weekend, I started thinking about putting these embroidered blocks together with some fabric from the same designer, Alyssa Thomas from Penguin &Fish.  

Last Spring, Alyssa offered some of her fabric and a copy of her new book in exchange for making samples for her Quilt Market booth.  Besides the fabric and the book, I also got ten of her alphabet animals designs to make the samples from and to keep for myself afterwards. 
They are very cute and quick to stitch up, so I stamped some squares for a travel project and finished up a set for me, earlier this month. 

The fabric I selected is her Picnic Pals line and she sent me fat quarters of all 18 prints as well as eight coordinating solids. They are all organic and really nice to work with!
(this block is not wonky, just my photography skills...)
I am trying to decide whether to make a couple of duplicates so I can make a bigger quilt, or maybe make some 'alternate' blocks.  

I think I will make a few more blocks and then decide...


Gaynell said...

I do love those critters!

Esther F. said...

These are thebest blocks EVER! Love the little animals and the fabric is perfect!
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Zany Quilter said...

Cute embroidery....Wonderful!

Sharon M said...

The little animal blocks are so cute. You do really nice work.

Wendy said...

I know this is a long shot but do you have any of this fabric left that you'd be willing to sell wes46 at case dot edu

jan said...

Wendy, since you are a 'no-reply' commenter, I can't answer your email. I may have some left overs. If you can email me directly I will send you some photos. Jan dot durham at gee mail dot com is my email address.