Oh, I am having so much fun with this blanket. I think that I may have all the blocks finished. It will all depend on the lay out. I just finished creating the blocks and I was so excited to show them off that I took pictures of the newest ones and I am here blogging about it. When I am done blogging, I am going to go lay it all out, and try to get a good distribution of colours and whatnot. Only then will I really know if I have all the right blocks or if I am going to make more to even things out. To see the other blocks I've made check out here and here.
These are the newest applique blocks. The cat and mouse/bear are missing eyes and noses, but fear not, they will be adorned with the cutest of faces. The mouse/bear is made from a gray Berber. The cat is made with a really soft animal print short fur. Both the animals are on a kind of satiny back ground. The flower is made of pink satin and on a corduroy background. The star is made of a kind of gold lamee and on an fleece backed with a kind of stiff crinkly fabric, this adds a new dimension to the texture.
Some other fabrics I am using:This I call my cookie monster material. It is furry, but not really soft. It just makes me think of Cookie Monster.This is a blue taffeta with taffeta ribbon embroidery. This is left over scraps from Christmas dresses that I made for my girls two Christmas's ago.
This is called "eyelash chenille". It is really soft and long. This is left over from making wraps to go with my girls Christmas dresses two Christmas's ago. We recently made pillows for the girls out of this and they love them.I used this material in making a cuddly cat for my 18 month old for Christmas. She loves it to pieces. It is a short hair chenille and it is to die for soft.This is a rough wooly type fabric. It is a nice contrast to some of the previous soft/furry fabrics.
Well, that is all for now, I am going to go play around with the blocks and see what I can come up with.