The October challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is called Needle, Paper, Scissors. We were given the instructions to make something from the fabrics sent to us with the Island Batik Ambassador program (we are given two boxes each year with fabrics to use and promote). Our instructions were to make a project at least 36" x 36" using paper piecing.
I LOVE paper piecing! The ideas were endless..... The 36" x 36 size made me think of a baby quilt of some kind...
In last months blog challenge I enlarged a smaller block, so I thought I would do the same thing this month. I took the puppy pattern from my book 24 Kids' Quilt Blocks. See the puppy on the cover?
(the book is available at Amazon.com)
The patterns in the book are 7" x 7". I enlarged the pattern pieces to make the dog 15" x 15", and added more background sky, and grass pieces.
I used a variety of Island Batik fabrics:
Puppy - Marble-Smoke, Basics Black, Basics Sterling
Background - Mini Dot Buttercup - Victoria & Albert
Paw Prints - Bubbles - Nutmeg
Border and food dish - Candy Corn - Sunflower Serenade
I used several Aurifil threads and Hobbs Premium Cotton Batting which were also sent to Island Batik Ambassadors in our two boxes.
Isn't he a cutie!
I added an orange border to match the bowl, and floated dog bones all around - like the puppy is dreaming of what to eat. I named the quilt "What's for supper?" The quilt is 33" x 42 1/2".