It's hard to down play the roll Pokemon has played in my children's lives. 3 out of 4 were total Poke Masters. In fact, Sierra's first word was Pika. So, when she got her job cleaning at a local card shop, I made her a Pokemon apron to wear. It's bigger than I planned but at least I know she won't be flashing too much skin while working...
I made Hunter some Pokemon shorts when he was 5 that were so big, he could still wear them when he was 12... My apparel making skills haven't improved much.
So, on my second try, I used my left over curtain fabric. Just in case. Still one of my favorite prints. The colors make me super happy.
I had to do the Out To Pasture (from Lori Holt's Farm Girl book) blocks a few times. My first attempt was too bold. So, I've got almost enough to make a charity quilt. Maybe with a little sailboat block.
The owls were originally supposed to be on a thicker tan ribbon. After breaking 2 needles, I switched to the thin navy.
Now that I've worn it, I realize the thin ribbon accentuates my neck fat rolls. I will be finding a way to get them on thicker ribbon...
First of all, I hated cutting the pieces! Cutting through 8 layers of fabric and being accurate basically sucks. It was kind of fun sewing them together to see the shapes. I was SO done after the alternating blocks were finished that I skipped the pieced border all together and slapped on some standard borders. I really don't love this. I loved the fabric before I started. And, now I feel like I made something ugly with it. Sad face. Didn't mean to be such a Debbie Downer. I hadn't realized how frustrated I've felt until I typed it all out. Blogging can be very cathartic.
That being said, I'm going to go do something fun. Something small, and done by hand. Honestly, why do all this if it's not fun?