Thursday, January 26, 2012

Feeling sheepish

I found a pattern a few years ago at a thrift store for these stuffed sheep with quilt block sides. The pattern was 25 cents, so I bought it thinking I'd give it a try in CQ. Took the directions out when I got home and was completely boggled by them. There were extra pieces to be cut for the shoulder and legs that just didn't make sense to me. I put it away thinking I'd read through it again later and maybe it would make more sense.

Well, I took it out again recently and it still boggled my brain, but this time I left it out and read through them again a few days later. Still not clicking. Then I decided to just take the ram by the horns and start cutting out the pattern pieces. A few more days go by and suddenly it clicked. The "extra" pieces were to make the traditional square quilt block become the sheep-shaped pieces they needed to be...AND since I wasn't limited to making a square CQ block, I could cut a foundation piece that incorporated the sides and the extra shoulder and leg pieces all in one.

So that's what I have so far. They'll be embellished in spring pastels with probably fleece used for the head of the sheep.


FredaB said...

Hi Janet

I just love those black face sheep.
I think I saw my first ones in England and Wales.

I do remember seeing this pattern a long time ago and will be watching it come alive.



kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

lol - great minds think alike Janet! I have these sheep in my "wouldn't it be great in cq?"
pile too!

Shari said...

It must be the year of the great thrift store animal pattern giveaway. I found sheeps rabbits, turtles, dogs and cats and even a goose this past month and picked them all up thinking, like you.....someday in CQ! lol I have bears but they need company, know what I mean? lol. I wil be watching to see how yours turn out.