So I've been working on my Red Riding Hood quilt. I finished little Red and the basket blocks. So now I'm on to my next 2 blocks. The one above is grandmother's bed with who in it? Is it grandma or the wolf? I wanted it to be a mystery so the sunbonnet sleeping cap seemed the way to go. My favorite is the fussy cut picture on the wall. I used decorative machine stitching to create a frame around it.
Here is my starting sketches for the wolf block. This is not an easy block for me and I confess I had doubts about making this block. You can see my little snippets of fabric left over.
So here is my block. I'm still a little unsure of it. I may tweak it a bit. There are lots of little pieces in it but it is not paper pieced. It is made with units of squares and then the squares are put together. We'll see where this takes me.
I put the finishing touches on Red's cape. I'm not great with embroidery but the black stitches are the finishing touches needed. The flowers are what I call "fussy cut applique". I fussy cut the flowers leaving just enough edge to roughly needle turn around the flower. It is a little imperfect but I like the effect.
I don't know about you, but spring cannot come fast enough. I'm so done with January!