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.