Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sheep Quilt Block For Elizabeth

My friend and fellow quilter Elizabeth is moving to another state to live. Our small quilting group decided that, for a good-bye present, we would each make her a block with a sheep on it. Elizabeth is very fond of the local sheep herd! I was emailed a drawing of a sheep and told to make a block out of it somehow.

After a couple false starts (different ideas about the background and construction methods) I hand appliqued some off-white fabric to a background of fabric by Harmony Art. I thought that using some locally-designed fabric would tie in well with the "sheep-as-neighbors" theme.

Lots of little applique stitching around all those curls of wool! And of course, MissesSheep needed her nose and eyelashes embroidered onto to her little sheep face.

To add a little interest, I embroidered some little flowers and grasses near MissesSheep's feet.

I can't wait to see a picture of the quilt when all the sheep blocks are put together.


  1. Oh Misses Stitches! I love it!! The little flowers and grasses are the perfect touch. May I post an image on the Harmony Art facebook page?

  2. I thought you might like this, Harmony! Yes, you may re-post. I thought the combination of theme/fabric was a no-brainer.